Taking a detox bath is one of my favorite ways to enjoyably detox my body.
As much as summertime is full of fresh fruits and vegetables, there are also plenty of opportunities to slip up on our real food lifestyle. We try to live by the 80/20 rule and not stress too much about making unhealthy decisions when we're out, but that doesn't mean we're not left feeling a need to detox our bodies afterwards.
We have done so many different detoxes and cleanses – everything from colon cleanses, to juice cleanses to internal cleanses to full body cleanses. While I love dietary cleanses, there isn't much that compares to a good detox bath.
Detox baths help your body expel the toxins that are built up inside through your skin so that you can more quickly get past your dietary indiscretions. Of course, it helps if you continue with eating real food most often while indulging in detox baths.
This is a simple detox bath recipe that uses ingredients that most natural living households have on hand. You can get the epsom salt and baking soda at your local grocery store, and I can let you know where I recommend you get the essential oils if you fill out this form.
Natural Detox Bath Featuring Essential Oils
- 1 cup Epsom Salt
- 1 cup Baking Soda
- 2 Tbsp Bentonite Clay
- 8-10 drop Detoxification Essential Oil Blend
- 2 drops of Lemon Essential Oil
- Drink one glass of water, with 2 drops of lemon essential oil added, before, during and after your bath.
- Combine the ingredients above in a warm bath.
- Soak in the tub for 30-40 minutes.
- Only take this natural detox bath every 3 days, no more.
Caution: Always do a patch test with essential oils before exposing your entire body. Mix one drop of the oil with a carrier oil and apply to a small patch of skin on the back side of your arm. If you don't have a reaction after 24 hours, then you can proceed with the bath.
Have you ever taken a detox bath? How did you feel afterwards?
Update: This post previously had a link to the brand of essential oils I use, but I can no longer mention that brand on my blog due to FDA regulations. If you’d like to learn more about the only brand of essential oils I recommend, please fill out the form on this page and I’ll get back with you. I do NOT recommend buying essential oils from Amazon.com. I’m happy to share why with you.