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Detoxifying Bath Salts

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Everyone needs some relaxation once in a while. If you don’t have the time or money to head to the spa, try these detoxifying bath salts to bring the spa experience to you for a fraction of the cost.

detoxifying bath salts | wooden spoon full of salt

A soak in detoxifying bath salts helps relieve stress and promotes relaxation and better sleep. They also helps with sore, achy muscles.

Plus they make a great (and inexpensive!) gift. Pour into a mason jar, add a pretty label and some ribbon, and you have an adorable present. Try adding them to a spa-themed gift basket!

All you need is few simple ingredients:

detoxifying bath salts ingredients -espom salt, sea salt, baking soda, and essential oils

Epsom Salts

A soak in an epsom salt bath has so many amazing benefits. Epsom salts detoxify the body, help relieve the pain of sore muscles, and soften skin.

They can even help soothe skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis.

Baking Soda

Baking soda has antifungal properties, making it a great addition to your bath.

It softens skin and reduces germs and itch.

Soaking in a baking soda bath can help relieve the itch from a yeast infection, UTI, chicken pox, poison ivy, and even hemorrhoids.

It can also help with eczema and psoriasis.

Sea Salt

Sea salt has antimicrobial properties.

The magnesium in sea salt helps to hydrate the skin.

A soak in a sea salt bath also reduces muscle pain and stiffness, making it an excellent addition to these detoxifying bath salts.

Essential Oils

While adding essential oils is technically optional, they add so many amazing benefits to your bath salts that I wouldn’t skip them. From relaxation, to pain relief, to cold symptom relief, the possibilities are endless. Plus they smell great!

glass jars of epsom salt

Detoxifying Bath Salts Recipe

  • 1 cup epsom salts
  • 1/4 cup baking soda
  • 1/4 cup sea salt
  • 20 drops essential oil (optional)

Pour the first three ingredients into a bowl, add your essential oils, and mix well. Or you could put everything straight into a mason jar (make sure to leave some space if you do it this way) and shake to mix. Grab some pretty plastic lids for your mason jars too. That way you won’t have to worry about lids rusting in a damp bathroom (I learned this one from experience!)

That’s it! So simple. Add about 1/2-1 cup of detoxifying bath salts to a hot bath and you’re ready to soak away your pain and stress!

Essential Oil Combos for Detoxifying Bath Salts

The options are really endless. There are so many different oils each with their own benefits. Here’s a few of my favorite:

  • Peppermint & Eucalyptus: great for cold symptom relief
  • Lavender & Rosemary: to relax and de-stress
  • Peppermint & Lavender: helps relieve sore muscles

My boyfriend loves to soak in the peppermint and lavender scented bath salts after a hard day at work. It’s relaxing and helps those sore muscles.

So what are you waiting for? Mix some up and go take a nice long, relaxing soak!

What are your favorite essential oils for detoxifying bath salts? Leave me a comment below!

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