I was never much of a bath girl until I discovered a store that sold bath bombs, bubble bars, bath melts, and the like. I am pretty sure that you can figure out which store I am referring too. Because of that store, I became a major bath junkie. All I wanted to do was spend every single evening soaking in the tub, having some “me time.” Needless to say, however, $8.95 bubble baths became an expensive habit, and around that same time, I discovered detox baths. Unlike regular bubble baths that are just for fun, detox baths are done for health reasons. They are actually a natural body care practice based on the idea that toxins can be drawn out of the skin (our largest organ) by soaking in a hot bath that contains purifying substances.
Once I started detox baths instead, I became hooked! Not only were they much cheaper, but I slept more soundly at night, had less anxiety, and feel asleep a lot quicker. They were a win-win-win all around.
So, are you nterested in taking a detox bath? Here’s how:
How to Take a Detox Bath
Take a magnesium bath at night just before going to bed for best results. The magnesium will help you relax while the moisturizing ingredients soothe and soften skin.
To prepare a bath: Fill the tub with hot water. Add the detox bath and then soak for 20-30 minutes. You can also do other things that make your bath more fun like read a book, listen to some music, etc. Also, make sure that you have plenty of drinking water within arm’s reach as detox baths tend to leave you dehydrated and you will need something to replenish your fluid levels. After your 20-30 minutes are up, pat dry, and go to bed. Whatever you do, make sure that you have an alarm set before you enter the tub; you don’t want to relax so much that you accidentally fall asleep.
Mustard & Ginger Detox Bath
The ginger in this detox bath heats up the skin, encouraging the body to release even more toxins. You can also drink ginger tea (in addition to plenty of cold water!) to increase the detoxifying effect further. Definitely check this post out because there is a complimentary detox scrub recipe to go with it.
From Hello Glow.
Rosemary Chamomile Detox Bath Salts
If you need help unwinding after a long day, definitely check out this recipe. The chamomile will soothe the skin and promote feelings of sleep while the rosemary will help to reduce muscle aches.
From Bren Did.
Homemade Bath Salts
If you want a no frills type detox bath, or if you are particularly sensitive to fragrance, then definitely check this blog post out! It is soooo simple but will absolutely help boost low magnesium levels.
From Dear Crissy.
Lavender Rosemary Bath Salts
My daughter frequently uses a lavender and rosemary scented body wash, and I am obsessed with the smell! There is just something so soothing and relaxing about the two fragrances together! So I had to include this detox bath. Plus, how insanely beautiful is it with all of those tiny lavender buds? If you are looking for a DIY project that would make a great gift, look no further.
Rose and Himalayan Salt Soak
If you are looking for a supremely luxurious detox bath, then this is it! Just be aware that it uses rose essential oil, a very precious and very expensive oil. So if you are wanting a cheap DIY project, check out of the above recipes instead. But, if on the other hand, you are looking to feel like a million bucks, this recipe is for you!
From Salt & Ritual.
If you have any medical conditions or take prescription drugs, you should consult with your doctor before taking a moisturizing detox bath. Like alluded to above, hot bath water can cause dehydration and dizziness. That’s why you should drink lots of water while taking a detox bath and never take a detox bath when you are already feeling hydrated.
This information is provided for educational purposes only and has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
A Word About Curated Posts
The above is a curated post. Some people call them round-ups, but I like the phrase “curated post” a lot better because I have spent hours putting each of these lists together. I have been a Pinterest junkie for years, and I am always looking for the newest or best or most interesting DIY project out there. Finding these items, testing them, and then using them on a daily basis is so much fun AND, I have discovered, helps save me money.
So if you enjoyed this post, here are some others that you might like:
All-Natural Beauty DIYs
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Now I want to hear from you! Let me know if you sleep more soundly after a nice, relaxing detox bath.
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