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6 Ways To Make Natural Detox Soaks

After a long day, there’s nothing like a relaxing bath. Ramp it up by making one of these easy natural detox soaks. In addition to fostering relaxation like a normal bath, detox baths also cleanse the body of impurities on a deeper level and help with the body’s natural detoxification system.

Detox baths are made by adding natural ingredients that are reputed to draw out impurities, like Epsom salt and apple cider vinegar. You simply add them when you are filling the tub, and then soak in the bath for about thirty minutes. Below are several ways to brew up your own natural detox bath.

Salt & Essential Oils Detox Bath

For this, you’ll start with impurity-ridding Epsom salt. Add just a handful to the bath. Then add about a dozen drops of essential oil. Oils like tea tree and peppermint can be purifying for their antiseptic qualities, plus they’ll purify you emotionally and mentally with their specific scents. Scent-wise, add peppermint and tea tree oil for invigoration. Use lavender for a calming scent, which has been known to fight minor depression.

Bentonite Clay Bath

Bentonite clay is one of the most popular natural detoxifying agents. Add about a half of a cup to the bath, but first mix the clay with some water in plastic containers to get rid of the clumps, and then pour it into the bath. It also works well when combined with Epsom salts for extra detoxification.

Apple Cider Vinegar Bath

This is another common detox ingredient, and it’s been used for everything from rinsing hair to treating inflammation. Simply add about two cups to a bath.

Activated Charcoal Bath

A talk about detoxing wouldn’t be complete without mentioning activated charcoal. It takes ahold of toxins and helps you wash them right away. An activated charcoal bath can also help treat acne and rashes. Add a half of a cup of powdered activated charcoal to the bath. You’ll need to rinse off with a shower when you are done.

Baking Soda

This is another detox favorite. It can soothe skin, as well. Add one cup of baking soda to a running bath. This ingredient works great when combined with purifying and moisturizing essential oils and Epsom salts, as you’ll get an even stronger detoxification effect.

Ginger Bath Soak

Ginger is another popular natural detoxifier. Bathing in the hottest water you can stand with a half of a cup of freshly grated ginger facilitates sweating, which means clearing the body of potential toxins. Make sure to drink water after the bath.

Michelle Lovrine Honeyager is a freelance writer living in Southeastern Wisconsin. You can find out more about her at https://www.clippings.me/michellelovrine.