A detox bath is an amazing way to cleanse your skin and refreshen your body. While there are many different recipes that you can follow, this is my favorite one – adapted from the book Earthly Bodies & Heavenly Hair by Dina Falconi.
These types of baths work best if taken right before bed. Once you’re done soaking, towel off, hop into your jammies and then curl up in your warm cozy bed for a good night’s sleep!
Because a long, hot bath can be pretty intensive, it’s suggested you only use this once a week or even once a month. If you are pregnant, have blood pressure problems or other medical conditions that makes bathing unsafe, you should most definitely consult with your health care provider before use.
Detox Bath Recipe
(For printable version, click HERE.)
- 1/4 cup baking soda
- 1/4 cup sea salt or Himalayan salt
- 1/4 cup Epsom salt
- 1/8 to 1/4 cup bentonite clay
Add all of the ingredients to a glass jar or container. Dump into your bath as you first begin to run the water in.
Soak for at least thirty minutes. If you’re new to detox baths, you may want to start with a ten or fifteen minute soak, then work your way up.
Drink plenty of water before, during, and after your soak to stay hydrated during hot baths.
To customize this recipe, you can change out the types of clay, add a few drops of essential oil, and/or add a pinch of finely powdered herbs such as lavender, rose, chamomile and so forth.
Most of these ingredients are available in your local grocery or health food store. Himalayan salt is preferred over sea salt; if you can’t obtain any locally, you can buy some from HERE. If you can’t find bentonite clay, you can order online from places such as Mountain Rose Herbs or Bramble Berry.
This jar was purchased at my local Michael’s craft store, but you can also find a variety of shapes and sizes at Specialty Bottle.
I’ve also included some printable labels in various colors for you to download! I like to print mine out on repositional sticker paper like this kind HERE; it makes cleaning off the old labels a breeze!
I have a ready made sheet of mixed colored labels HERE:
Or, you can download and customize your own to size. To do so, click on the label that you wish to use below to enlarge, right click it and save to your computer, then follow the directions from Step 7 of my tutorial on How to: Create Your Own Round Labels, found HERE.
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