Baths are very good for you. Not only do they keep you clean, but they can also help you relax and change your mood. They can also help you feel better if you are sick, have muscle pain, or simply need a bit of a detox after the holidays. While you can buy bath bombs or Epsom salts, you can also create your own detox bath recipes.
Here are some recipes for relaxing baths with ingredients you probably already have on hand:
Salt Detox Bath (great for relaxing and helping you go to sleep):
Dissolve ¼ cup of sea salt or Himalayan salt, ¼ cup of Epsom salt, and ¼ of baking soda in boiling water and put aside in a jar. Fill your tub with warm water and then add 1/3 cup of apple cider vinegar. Then add your salt mixture and add in any essential oils if you’d like. 10 drops of peppermint or lavender essential oils are great for detoxing. Soak in the mixture for about 30 minutes. This bath is also great if your skin is irritated. Keep in mind this bath may make you feel lightheaded or tired. Always drink plenty of water after you take any detox bath.
Clay Detox Bath (great for removing toxins from the body and skin):
Dissolve ½ cup of Epsom salts and add a few drops of essential oils if you like them. Next mix ½ cup of bentonite clay with a small amount of water until all of the clumps are gone. Make sure to mix with a plastic spoon in a glass jar because the clay does not work well with metal. Add the clay to your bath as well and soak for about 20 minutes. You could also rub the clay and water mixture directly to your body before the bath. Pretend like you are at a real spa.
Oxygen Detox Bath (great to help relieve congestion or body aches):
Fill your bathtub with warm or hot water and then add 2 cups of hydrogen peroxide and one tablespoon of dried ground ginger. Soak for about 30 minutes. You should start to feel better in no time.
Vinegar Detox Bath (great for sunburns, dandruff, or dry itchy skin):
Fill your bathtub with warm or hot water and add 1-2 cups of vinegar. Apple cider vinegar is great to use and smells a little bit better than white vinegar. You may also want to add essential oils to reduce the smell. Soak for about 30 minutes. Rinse off with cool water afterward.
Make sure to ask your doctor before you take a detox bath if you have any skin infections or health problems. Which detox bath recipe are you most excited to try?
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