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Activated Charcoal Bath Soak with Essential Oils

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This activated charcoal bath soak recipe is amazing for cleansing the skin. Our essential oil blend smells amazing too, so you can enjoy your bath even more. 

Activated charcoal detox bath soak in large glass jar

Bath Soaks are such a great way to get some relief for your body and mind at the same time. When making your own bath soak, adding essential oils is wonderful for their scent and also because you can cater them to your preferences by changing the oils out.

Grab my free guide to choosing the right essential oils for your homemade beauty products to learn more about that.

The activated charcoal powder is used to help cleanse skin. It can leave a black residue on the tub, so just be sure to wash that away as you’re rinsing off.

Jar of activated charcoal detox bath soak next to container of essential oils

Activated Charcoal Detox Bath Soak with Essential Oils

This activated charcoal detox bath soak recipe is amazing for cleansing the skin. Our essential oil blend smells amazing too, so you can enjoy your detoxifying bath.
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Prep Time: 0 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Supplies

  • 1 cup Epsom salts
  • 1/3 cup baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons activated charcoal powder
  • 8 drops lemon essential oil
  • 6 drops grapefruit essential oil
  • 8 drops cypress essential oil

Tools

  • Glass jar (10 ounces or larger)

Instructions

  • Measure the Epsom salts and baking soda and add them to a mixing bowl. Break down any lumps they may have in them before going on to the next step. These two ingredients can get lumpy very easily, especially if they have been opened before and then stored.
    Epsom salts in a mixing bowl
  • Mix the two powders together until they're well combined, then measure and add in the essential oils. These three oils are thin and run out of the bottle quickly, so go slow when pouring. Whisk everything together really well, making sure to get any clumps of oil dispersed among the other ingredients.
  • Add in the activated charcoal powder. While it can be quite messy, it is easy to mix in. Just mix slowly with the whisk and it will easily blend with the rest of the ingredients. The soak will end up a gray color when it is all blended together. Get down into the bottom edges of the mixing bowl and check to see if there are any white areas left. If it is a consistent gray color throughout the mixture, then you are done.
    Adding activated charcoal powder to detox bath soak
  • You can transfer the charcoal detox bath soak to your jar now. I find the best way is to simply use a spoon to move it into the jar. Pouring can get messy! Cap and keep by the tub for your next bath.
    Overhead view of activated charcoal detox bath soak in a glass jar

Notes

To Use

  1. Add ½ cup of your activated charcoal detox bath soak to your tub under running warm bath and soak well.
  2. When using a bath product for detoxification, you want to be sure to wash well and rinse thoroughly in the shower after your bath to get all the toxins off your body and down the drain.

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