Detoxifying Salt Soak Formula

This marvelous soak relaxes muscles, draws toxins from the body, and contains a natural sedative to help your nervous system relax and unwind. It is also a natural emollient and exfoliant–and it reduces swelling. All this in one simple formula!

You may want to keep some of this magic mixture on hand. Try it here:

1 cup sea salt
2 cups baking soda
1 cup Epsom salts
1 to 2 tablespoons pure vegetable glycerin per bath (available from your local health food store)
4 to 6 drops essential oil per bath (lavender, sandalwood, or ylang ylang would be nice choices)

1. Combine the dry ingredients in a bowl, stirring to blend. Add 1/4 cup to your bath while the tub fills.

2. Add the glycerin to the bath to prevent drying (feel free to use less if your skin is oily, or more if your skin is dry) and the drops of essential oil.

3. The dry mixture will keep indefinitely in a glass jar with a screw lid.

Makes 4 cups (enough for 16 baths).

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By Annie B. Bond


Past Member 1 years ago


Kamia T.
Kamia T.1 years ago

I love the recipe, but I'll pass on the glycerin. I find it doesn't moisture me, but just leaves my skin greasy. And I use coconut oil after a bath anyway. Otherwise, you'll probably get a great night's sleep after doing this soak, because it will remove toxins and also alkalize your body well.

Alexandra G.
Alexandra G.1 years ago

thanks for this great article

N. Jane Walker
N. Jane Walker1 years ago

Thanks for posting!

Dawn W.
Dawn W.1 years ago

Another very good article on salt mixtures for ones betterment. I found this post very informative and will keep it for future reference...Thank you for posting...

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Marianne R.
Marianne R.1 years ago

Thank you

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Tanja W.1 years ago

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