Detox Bath {with printable labels}

DIY Detox Bath Recipe with Printable Labels

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.


DIY Detox Bath Recipe with Printable Labels

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:

Mixed Labels

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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19 Responses to Detox Bath {with printable labels}

  1. Zubaida Smith says:

    Hello, I’m not sure if you know about the benefits of Magnesium. But it is wonderful for detox and for general health. Especially for those with chronic illness. The majority of people are Magnesium deficient and don’t know it. I use it along with Himalayan Salt instead of Sea salt. It has less environmental contaminates. And that is essential now since Fukashima.

    • Jan says:

      Hi Zubaida! Yes, magnesium is great stuff! Thanks for the reminder about the Himalayan salt – that would be a great option for those that are able to buy it. I’ll go add a little note to the recipe now! Thanks!

      • Zubaida Smith says:

        Here in Germany you can get Himalayan salt on Ebay for 9€ for 5 kgs. Which is wonderful. I use it in everything from cooking to my kefier water and of course in my bath. I think going to Ebay would be the best thing instead of going to some local health food store that ups the price more. Plus you can baking soda and magnesium in large quantities as well at a good price. Have a great day!

        • Jan says:

          That’s wonderful! I found some good prices at too; I have a tiny jar here that I paid a small fortune for locally, so I’m really happy I’ll be able to buy larger quantities now. Thank you! :)

  2. Kristin Freeman says:

    Thanks for this wonderful recipe. I love your blog and so appreciate all the wonderful natural ingredient products you share with us.

  3. Sandy B says:

    I love epsom salts baths; this will be even better (if I can find the clay). Thanks.

  4. Thank you for this! I have been looking for an easy detox. I can’t wait to make a batch of these for Mother’s Day! Stopping by from the farm link party.

  5. Denice says:

    How much of the jar do you use for one bath?

    • Jan says:

      Hi Denice! You can dump the whole thing in at once, if you’re using a full tub of water. However, you might want to shake it all together and then start with just a third or even fourth of the jar and see how you like it first.

  6. Lynda says:

    I realize these comments are a year old, but I have a question. When people talk about adding magnesium, what is the magnesium you’re adding?

  7. jade says:

    thank you for all the beautiful important work you do and share! if we do decide to add essential oils to this formula, will it have any shelf life or does it need to be used right away? wondering if it can be used as gifts etc

    • Jan says:

      Hi Jade! Essential oils won’t shorten the shelf life. As long as all of the ingredients are dried, you can mix it up and give it for gifts later. I like to mix things like this up just a day or two ahead of time though, so it will be at its peak freshness when gifted.

  8. Krasi says:

    Oh, Jan! You are so kind to offer even printable labels, even in few different colours! Bless you! Thank you for your job!