Homemade Detox Baths

Baths are wonderfully healing, and it is easy to make your own homemade, detox baths.

Hot water draws toxins out of the body to the skin’s surface, and while the water cools it pulls toxins from the skin, according to Naturopath Dr. Hazel Parcells. Epsom salts augment this detoxification by causing you to sweat. Other saltsóall highly alkaline and cleansingóused in baths include sea salt, baking soda, clay, and Dead Sea salts.

Basic Salt Soak Bath Formula
Minerals and salts make the bath water feel silky and leave your skin cleansed and soft.

1 cup sea salts
2 cups baking soda
1 cup Epsom salts
1 to 2 tablespoons glycerin per bath

Combine the sea salts, baking soda, and Epsom salts in a bowl. Stir to blend. Pour 1/4 cup or so into the bath while the tub is filling. Add 1 to 2 tablespoons glycerin to keep your skin from drying out (more for dry skin, less for oily skin) and essential oils of choice.

Preparation time: 2 to 3 minutes
Shelf life: Indefinite
Storage: Glass jar with a screw top

Caution: Do not take hot baths and salt baths (including Epsom salt baths) if you have heart trouble, high blood pressure, or are diabetic.

MORE USES FOR EPSOM SALTS
Use epsom salts in your body scrub

13 uses of epsom salts

230 comments

Jeramie D
Jeramie D3 months ago

I take Epsom salt baths all the time and need to explore where to buy glycerin

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William C
William C8 months ago

Thanks.

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W. C
W. C8 months ago

Thank you.

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Sonia M
Sonia Mabout a year ago

Thanks for sharing

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Jaime J
Jaime Jabout a year ago

thank you

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Sophie M
Past Member about a year ago

thank you

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Jeanne Rogers
Jeanne R1 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

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Jeanne Rogers
Jeanne R1 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

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Carole R.
Carole R2 years ago

So relaxing. Beautiful tub.

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LF F
LF F2 years ago

A bath is my choice over a shower. It helps my sore muscles since I try to exercise frequently as my work schedule permits. Epsom salt, vinegar, baking sodas are my favorites and follow up w coconut oil.

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