i should be mopping the floor: Simple Detox Bath Recipes

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Simple Detox Bath Recipes

The following information has not been evaluated by the FDA.
I'm not a doctor and cannot diagnose, prescribe, or treat.

These Simple Detox Bath Recipes are great to wash away the cares of the day.
From seasonal issues to stress, there's something for every bath.
Simple Detox Bath Recipes | Chase illness, emotion, and stress away with these combinations of oils and salts for fabulous baths.
Have you ever taken a detox bath? Up until a year ago, I hadn't. But now, it's hard to get me out of the tub, y'all. This past year, we've tried all of these detox bath combinations to help our family with various issues. Some we use a whole lot. ;)
Simple Detox Bath Recipes | Chase illness, emotion, and stress away with these combinations of oils and salts for fabulous baths.
I'll be honest...I have never been a big bath person. I go by the whole "stewing in your own dirt" mentality. When we bought this house, the other family members all used the "fancy" tub in the master bathroom about 100 times more than I did. That all changed a little less than a year ago when we went oily. After learning all of the various combinations to help draw impurities out of the body, I was sold! Just to be up front, all of these recipes are ones that work for our family...I'm not a doctor and can not diagnose, treat, or cure. I'm just sharing my own methods...and along those lines, my methods have not been evaluated by the FDA. 

One other reason I've never loved baths is that I'm a big UTI catcher. Ick. Honestly though, I use essential oils for those now, too (I haven't had an anti-biotic in over a year...and I had a standing prescription for my UTI one). Baths were always an easy way for a UTI to creep up on me. If you are similar, please note, I'm just relaying what works for me. I counteract the bath with my Young Living Lemongrass and Purification oils to ward off the UTI yuckies. Again, this may or may not be something that works for you...but it is what I choose to do (I take the Lemongrass in a capsule and rub the Purification across my abdomen with carrier oil after a bath...always use a carrier oil after showering or bathing since the pores are so open. Essential oils tend to feel "hotter" in those situations.)

Prepping the Tub:
Grab half a cup of baking soda to neutralize your water (unless you have a purification system on your tub's water, you'll want this to create a neutral palette for your oils). I place the baking soda at the bottom of the empty tub in a little pile. I add half a cup of epsom salt on top of the baking soda. Epsom salt has a variety of health benefits and is loaded with magnesium. It's wonderful for detox baths and the magnesium can help eliminate harmful toxins from the body.
On top of my baking soda and epsom salt, I add a tablespoon of carrier oil (you can use any oil for this...olive oil or coconut oil are both popular ones). 
On top of the carrier oil, I add my essential oils (3-4 drops of each one). This pile starts to turn into a bit of a paste.
At this point, I turn on the water as hot as I can handle it (for my kiddos, it's not too hot...but as warm as they'll be able to handle it). My kiddos love a good detox bath.

After your detox bath:
Be sure and drain your tub completely...detox baths aren't meant to be "shared". You want all of the toxins the bath just pulled out of you to go down the drain. I also like to spray down my tub with my Thieves Cleaner, too, following a detox bath. 
AND, drink LOTS of water after your bath to rehydrate. This is especially important if you're using the detox bath to rid your body of illness (which is something detox baths may be able to help you with). I also add Lemon oil to my water (in a glass, not plastic). 
Simple Detox Bath Recipes | Chase illness, emotion, and stress away with these combinations of oils and salts for fabulous baths.
Peppermint, Wintergreen, and Panaway Oils are a great combination for a post-workout bath. While this bath isn't technically a detoxification one, it's great to soothe the body after strenuous activity.

Simple Detox Bath Recipes | Chase illness, emotion, and stress away with these combinations of oils and salts for fabulous baths.
Ahh...Lemon, Lavender, and Peppermint! Good ol' "LLP". These are the ones I use for seasonal relief when I'm ready to claw my eyeballs out or permanently strap a tissue under my nose. They smell absolutely FANTASTIC in the tub, too. 

Simple Detox Bath Recipes | Chase illness, emotion, and stress away with these combinations of oils and salts for fabulous baths.
Thieves, Lemon, Frankincense, and Rosemary are some of my favorite oils. They may be helpful in combating the onslaught of yuckiness taking over the body. At the first twinge of anything, I'm dropping these in the tub. These may help eliminate those yuckies from the body and get you on the road to feeling fabulous again.

Simple Detox Bath Recipes | Chase illness, emotion, and stress away with these combinations of oils and salts for fabulous baths.
The Thieves and Lemon are super similar to the above combo. However, I use these even when I feel fine. They're a great boost to the system that may fend off any yuckies headed my way. I place my kids in this combo for a detox bath at least once a week...ya never know what they'll "bring home" from school and I like to stay on top of it. ;)

Simple Detox Bath Recipes | Chase illness, emotion, and stress away with these combinations of oils and salts for fabulous baths.
Pretty much my favorite detox bath combo ever: Lavender & Stress Away. 
They smell heavenly and just carry the day's troubles right down the drain. 



Simple Detox Bath Recipes | Chase illness, emotion, and stress away with these combinations of oils and salts for fabulous baths.
I think I've mentioned it before, but DiGize is one of my faves...it's for tummy issues! Combined with Peppermint and Lemon, it makes a lovely bath when your gut isn't feeling so hot. 


There are so many combos for detox baths out there. These are just some of our faves.


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Simple Detox Bath Recipes | Chase illness, emotion, and stress away with these combinations of oils and salts for fabulous baths.



Simple Detox Bath Recipes | Chase illness, emotion, and stress away with these combinations of oils and salts for fabulous baths.