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5 EASY DIY Detox Bath Recipes

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5 DIY Detox Bath Recipes by @BlenderBabes


If you’re feeling like your body is due for a little relaxing and resetting, a detox bath may be just what you need.

Dipping into a detox bath is a good way to cleanse your body, rest your mind, and give extra support to several of the body’s systems.

There are various types of natural  DIY detox baths that you can choose from, each of which have their own goals and benefits provided. Some from our list you may have tried, others are baths you may not have heard of before.  Relax and enjoy… Calgon’s got nothin’ on these baths!

Detox Bath Recipes

5 DIY Detox Bath Recipes by @BlenderBabes

Essential Oils Detox Bath Recipe

♥ Handful of Epsom salts
♥ 1/2 C of Baking soda
♥ 10 drops of Essential oil(Note: if a hot oil make sure it’s added to a carrier oil such as jojoba, fractionated coconut oil, etc.)

Some essential oils we suggest –
Lavender – Calming
Grapefruit – Uplifting
Peppermint – Fatigue
Cedarwood – Depression
Chamomile & Rosemary – Headache

Essential Oils Detox Bath Instructions

  1. Add ingredients while drawing your hot bath.
  2. Soak for 20 minutes, once weekly.
  3. Rinse off with a cool shower for 5 minutes to wash away all excreted toxins and to close your skin’s pores. You’ll be amazed at how good you’ll feel afterwards!

You can easily turn your bath into an amazing sensory sensation simply by dropping some essential oils in your tub.

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The great part about it is you can be pretty strategic with it by including oils according to what you’re problem is that day.

Many people just have an epsom salts bath for weight loss sore muscles.

But say it’s a very long day and you’re feeling totally fatigued.

There’s an essential oil for that! You’d want to choose peppermint for that bath.

There’s an essential oil for all kinds of ailments!

They’ve got it all mapped out for you and have you taken care of whether you’re feeling stressed out, depressed, worn out, your arthritis is acting up, or even if you have a headache.

It’s like making a customized detox bath!

This combination draws out toxins and lowers stress-related hormones, while balancing your pH levels.

Apple Cider Vinegar Detox Bath Recipe

5 DIY Detox Bath Recipes by @BlenderBabes

 ♥ 1-2 C of raw Apple cider vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar Detox Bath Instructions

  1. While drawing your bath, add the apple cider vinegar.
  2. Soak for up to 30 minutes. Remember, hot water is best for all detox baths since hot water is what is needed to help detoxify as it opens up the skin’s pores. Keep water to drink nearby as well as a washcloth…this bath is gonna make you sweat! Get a head start by drinking some water while you are running the bath too.
  3. Dry yourself off after the bath, but don’t be surprised if you continue to sweat for a couple of hours afterwards. You may also find that the vinegar detox bath makes you a little sleepy, so you might want to head straight to bed after hopping out of the tub.
  4. Make sure to drink water before you hit the pillow, and have water handy in case you wake up in the night so you can keep hydrated.

Note: Check with your doctor if you have any conditions such as high blood pressure or a heart condition before using this natural apple cider vinegar detox bath recipe.

In case you’re not yet familiar with the benefits apple cider vinegar provides, it’s important to invest some time to learn about just what it can do for you, both consumed internally, and used externally to treat a number of conditions.

Here it’s being used in a detox bath to help with conditions such as arthritis and gout, as well as anything else that is caused by inflammation.

This is a great bath to take if you’re feeling like you need to sweat the toxins out, and likewise if you want to ensure that you get to sleep without lying awake with a wandering mind.

Ginger Detox Bath Recipe

5 DIY Detox Bath Recipes by @BlenderBabes      ♥ 1/2 C of freshly grated ginger or a rounded teaspoon of ginger powder

Ginger Detox Bath Instructions

  1. Add grated ginger or ginger powder to hot or warm water.
  2. Soak for 15-20 minutes.
  3. Make sure to drink plenty of water after your ginger bath.

Please remember that the ginger bath will make you sweat profusely for at least an hour afterwards, so wear sweat clothes or a bathrobe and drink lots of water after. If you have sensitive skin or are allergy-prone, test ginger on your skin for irritation before dipping into the bath.

Ginger is a root that possesses loads of healthy properties when you eat it, but it can also be used in other ways to help the body, like soaking in a ginger bath.

You can either grate fresh ginger into your bath or sprinkling in some ginger powder.

It’s a way to get the body to sweat a lot more and get even extra amounts of toxins out, much like taking a sauna or sitting in a steam room.

They say it leads to feelings of increased energy, feeling cleaner, and warding off symptoms of an oncoming cold.

Baking Soda Detox Bath Recipe

5 DIY Detox Bath Recipes by @BlenderBabes

♥ 1 C of Epsom salt
♥ 2 C of Baking soda

Baking Soda Detox Bath Instructions

  1. Combine 1-part Epsom salt to a 2-part baking soda – mixture creates this basic detox bath for one 30 minute soak. For a first detox bath, measure 1 cup of Epsom salt and 2 cups of baking soda.
  2. Add mixture while drawing hot bath water, filling the tub 2/3 of the way full.
  3. Soak for at least one half hour.

Other ingredients may be added to this basic detox bath, depending on the need. For example, salt can be drying to the skin. Therefore, you can add 10 drops of glycerin to your bath water to counterbalance this reaction.

Are you aware that common baking soda, the kind you keep in your fridge to absorb odors, can also be used as a detoxing device?

It’s true, just adding this to your bath you’re giving it properties it otherwise wouldn’t have.

It’s been said that a baking soda bath can help you to de-stress. It’s very important to view stress as a toxic condition, and to look at different ways of relaxing as a way to detox the body.

Baking soda is scientifically known as sodium bicarbonate, great for neutralizing the chlorine that has been added to most city water sources.

It’s tough to detox in a bath that’s full of a toxic chemical, so it’s good that this makes it cleaner naturally.

Sea Salt Detox Bath Recipe

5 DIY Detox Bath Recipes by @BlenderBabes

♥ 1/3 C Epsom salts
♥ 1/3 C Sea salt
♥ 1/3 C Baking soda
♥ 2 1/2 t Ground ginger
♥ 1 C Apple cider vinegar

Sea Salt Detox Bath Instructions

  1. Combine all of the dry ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Draw a bath with hot water, as hot as you handle. As the water is filling the tub, add all of the dry ingredients and the vinegar. The flowing water will help mix it, but make sure to mix it up well. (If your water turns yellow or orange, that’s just the ginger and the vinegar).
  3. Soak for about 40 minutes and relax.

You can use chopped fresh ginger if you choose, but we suggest putting it in a tea ball or something similar so pieces of ginger aren’t floating around in your tub or clog your drain.

A salt bath is among the oldest baths out there, and has been used for many years to help people relax and unwind.

But did you also know that sea salt alone can help to pull toxins out of the body, and provide extra benefits to your skin?

This recipe uses sea salt, so you’re getting all natural salt, not the kind that is iodized and sold in cylindrical containers.

Some of the reported benefits from soaking in this bath: having more energy at the beginning of the day, not needing to reach for a caffeine jolt, and feeling better throughout the whole day.

Blender Babes Tips

To keep your skin healthy and supple, you can also moisturize your skin with pure, unscented aloe gel after your detox bath. 

Make sure to drink at least 2 glasses of filtered water within the hours following. Add some flavor by garnishing with any type of fruit and/or thinly sliced cucumber OR try our popular detox water recipes!

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Tarashaun Hausner
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Tarashaun Hausner is the founder of Blender Babes®. She credits using a blender daily for helping her heal an unhealthy relationship with food. A passionate advocate for self-care, she is committed to helping others pursue optimal wellness by balancing and healing their bodies and minds. She offers several opportunities to help people improve their health including free challenges and downloads, a gentle whole foods 7 Day Blender Cleanse™ and her holistic mind, body and spirit Slim Down Solution™ Womens Coaching Programs.

61 thoughts on “5 EASY DIY Detox Bath Recipes”

  1. I’ve been using the apple cider vinegar baking soda sea/Epsom salt Mix for years.

    I’ve used mustard baths (ayurveda) n ginger baths too depending on the ailment/ reason. They do work….

    I usual have cucumber water handy. Or acv(with mother) water close…. both detox from inside

  2. It helps me to feel more hopeful about our future when I see good people sharing good things that give us ways to help defend ourselves against all the toxins in our world these days. Thank you so much

  3. I love a decent, unwinding bath! Thanks for sharing the recipes. I have a question regarding water… our own has chlorine and flouride. I would love to have an entire house filtration system, yet I have no clue who to call, where to get one. Anything you can suggest?

    1. Blender Babes

      Hey Caroline! I hear you! I’ve looked at a couple but haven’t quite done the research to be able to suggest one to get. Since they are so expensive I would need to spend some time doing the research. 😉

      1. Katherine Modesto

        call a company called hyrotech or u.s. pure water in greenbrae ca they can out also ypu can buy a filter for your shower that you screw on before showerhead with brass filings In it which render the chlorine an inert molecule. Not to expensive and very effective

      2. Dr Bragg has info on filtration systems also…
        I know I’ll need to save up… but also talking to homesteading types there’s supposedly a charcoal filtration system used in their water supply to remove toxins… I can’t remember the link.
        (Can probablt Google)

        But I know how charcoal is used as a filtering means in most “ez filters”

        I’ve lived in so many climates from de,va,az,wi,fl,ct,mt,all over Cali n the west coast…. I noticed how My skin and body handled the additives the local water authority put in (or not…. for well water)

        I know my skin n hair did better after a filter system was used …. but also with my health sensitivities… when they over fluoridate and chlorinate (hyper-treating) the water. I get sick after constant exposure….

        The detox baths are excellent…

        Sorry… I’m ranting… again a part of my condition

  4. I never tried a ginger detox bath recipe. I tried the baking soda and Epsom salt detox bath with essential oil. I have my own recipe for that as well. But I am so much excited to have a ginger detox bath today…

  5. This is super helpful, thanks! I added some coconut oil to mine because I have really dry skin. If I make large batches will it keep unrefrigerated? (I would assume so because none of the ingredients are refrigerated but just checking!)

  6. Love this, really drained afterwards, do every Sunday! Haven’t done for a while & can feel that I haven’t!

    No Diseases not even cancer can survive!
    Read comments below I’d like to add I drink baking soda/acv water for 2 weeks then just acv water no baking soda for the next 2 weeks as no diseases can survive in alkaline which is baking soda but we do need acid that’s why I drink b.s./ace water2 weeks then just ace water 2 weeks!

    1. Love this Cyndee! Thanks so much for sharing! 🙂 I have acv lemon water but not with baking soda, will have to try it. 🙂

  7. I use coconut oil as a natural lotion and in my morning coffee. It’s great for both! And, it’s great to add to your bath. Experiment with different amounts. You might start with a cup.
    Use hot water so your pores release toxins and stay in the water 30+ minutes. Then air dry or tamp with a towel. Some like to not rinse for full affect. Cooling down let’s the pores close after toxins have left.
    I did find one person who said not to mix vinegar with baking soda. I don’t know why but it does bring up the question of chemistry so I suggest making a small sample brew in your sink to test your personal concoction. Happy soaking and healing.

  8. Love this, cancer fighter again with my 2nd type cancer in 5 years, clearing the body of toxins is crucial, thank you for making it easier

    1. You’re welcome Michelle! Thanks for sharing your plight, you will be in my prayers. I highly recommend looking into Chaga Mushrooms and making tea as well as E3Live blue green algae from the Klamath Lakes. Both will help boost your immune system.

      1. Klamath lakes algae for sure.. there’s actually a detox bath salt that is made in Oregon and it has kelp and algae in it… It’s sold at a little salt shop in Seaside but I’ve also seen recipes for the actual soak if you don’t mind smelling kelp for about 10 20 minutes depending on how hot you want make the bath

    1. Blender Babes

      Yes Jen! I do that all the time 🙂 Ginger is a hot oil though, you may want to add to a carrier oil first. ENJOY!!

    1. Great question Chavon! I like to use sugar 😀 If you use salt be sure to grind it fine otherwise large pieces could damage skin. Most carrier oils have a 12 month shelf life…

  9. I have done the baking soda bath before and it was great. I visualize all the toxins and even things that have been causing me stress and grief, sliding down the drain with the water. =)

  10. I keep reading “not to shower” after any detox bath. What’s the truth all articles are conflicting. Some say “yes” some say “no”. I have always showered, am I ruining the effects?

    1. Welcome Raye! Yes it can be difficult when there’s conflicting info all over the web. It’s fine to shower off after a detox bath – just rinse quickly though with cool water. You don’t want to use any chemical laden soap or other products, since your pores are open and will absorb them. Hope that helps! 🙂

  11. Thanks for these great recipes. Your sea salt bath detox recipe was so easy to make and the perfect blend of ingredients.

  12. Essential oils needs to be mixed with a carrier oil before being put in a bath. I’m drinking lots of water and eating lots of green veggies and infusion of vitamin water. I did the sea salt bath and I feel lighter already.

    1. Blender Babes

      Oh good! Thanks for sharing Daniel! We’re going to update the post with this information. 🙂

  13. Essential oils needs to be mixed with a carrier oil before being put in a bath. Otherwise, they sink to the bottom and can cause skin reactions. Oil and water don’t mix. I burned the backs of my legs using peppermint essential oil without a carrier oil in an epsom salt bath.

    1. Blender Babes

      Good to know Michelle, thanks for sharing! We’ve added lavender essential oil to our bath before with no problem, but perhaps it depends on the property of the oil. We will definitely mix essential oils, especially peppermint, with our fractionated coconut oil from now on. 🙂

  14. Just did the Epsom salt and baking soda bath!! I am sooo relaxed and am still sweating 30 minutes later!! I will be tying all of these THANKS VERY MUCH

  15. So far I have typed it 7 different ways on Google to no avail; could someone here help me out??! I’m wondering if it is safe to use baking soda that’s been in my fridge for a month or so in my 2.5 year olds bath? We normally use baking soda to ease his eczema symptoms, but tonight I see we are totally out!!- except for the one in my fridge. I hope at least one person can shed some light her,e because now I’m just going bananas over the fact I can’t find that specific info easily anywhere in cyberspace! 😛

    1. Hi Betty! It usually takes baking soda awhile to lose its potency. We don’t believe it would matter if it was in your fridge or not. We found this simple test you can do to see if it’s still active to work in the bath. Here’s a good list of other wonderful ways to use baking soda out of the fridge. HOPE THAT HELPS! 🙂

    1. Blender Babes

      Hi Debbie and welcome! You can substitute glycerin with avocado oil for dry skin. Or you can try sweet almond oil or apricot kernel oil which are lighter and suitable for all skin types. You can sub essential oils with their fresh counterpart, such as fresh lavender. Hope that helps! Enjoy your detox bath! 🙂

    1. Thanks Brenda! We’re so glad you found some great detox recipes and other info on our site. Let us know what you try! 🙂

    1. You are so welcome Ms. Lafay and welcome!! Let us know which detox bath recipe you try and if it helped you. 🙂

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