Essential Oil Detox Bath Recipe with Epsom Salt - DIY Recipes

Epsom salts and essential oils are amazing for cleansing your body of toxins. Removing toxins from the body can not only help us stay healthy, but can also help reduce the signs of aging. Soak in a hot bath with this DIY recipe to provide a natural way to detoxify and cleanse the body without the use of harsh chemicals.
Essential Oil Detox Bath Recipe with Epsom Salt by Loving Essential Oils

Help to eliminate toxins from the body by soaking in a hot bath with Epsom Salts and essential oils. The luxurious delight of an aromatherapy bath enriched with pure plant extracts can penetrate the pores to balance and strengthen the respiratory, circulatory, and lymphatic systems. 

As you soak in the goodness of a detox bath, inhale the aromas to enhance emotional, physical, and spiritual wellbeing. This essential oil detox bath recipe is a simple way to rest the mind and body while ridding toxins from the body.

Why Use Essential Oils for Bathing?

Have you ever used essential oils for bathing? Essential oils are powerful and effective natural substances derived from plants, and they have a wide variety of uses and benefits. In fact, one of the most popular uses for essential oils is for cleansing the body and mind.

The popularity of this practice has led to essential oil detox baths being one of the most sought after essential oil recipes. Not only do they help the body to detoxify, but a detox bath also acts as a natural pain reliever and helps to relieve stress and tension.

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Best Essential Oils for Detox Bath

While you can detox without essential oils, it's always useful to have some oils on hand for a variety of purposes. Everything from relieving stress, to keeping skin baby soft, to boosting your immune system during cold and flu season.

Essential oils in bath water can increase circulation, tone the body, and assist with detoxification. They also offer relaxation or stimulation, depending on your oil choice.

  • Cypress
  • Juniper Berry
  • Frankincense
  • Lemongrass
  • Palmarosa
  • Petitgrain
  • Pine
  • Lemon
  • Spearmint
  • Ginger
  • Lavender
  • Geranium
  • Grapefruit

Epsom Salt for Detox Bath

Epsom salt is a mineral-rich salt that is loaded with magnesium. Magnesium may help the body get rid of toxins that worsen inflammation. Reducing inflammation can also decrease swelling, stiffness, and pain.

Here are more benefits of an Epsom salt bath:

  • Helps to soften rough, dry skin
  • May provide pain relief and reduce swelling
  • Reduces feelings of stress and overwhelm
  • Eases muscle tension and fatigue
  • Promotes better sleep

So, if you are planning on doing a detox bath, or even if you just want to improve the general health of your skin, consider adding a cup of Epsom salt to your bath.

DIY Detox Bath Recipe

When used in a detox bath, essential oils can help boost your ability to sweat, assist in the removal of toxins and reduce the appearance of cellulite. Make sure to drink plenty of water or liquids to replenish the body after bath.

You Will Need:

  • 2 drops Lavender essential oil
  • 2 drops Geranium essential oil
  • 2 drops Lemongrass essential oil
  • 1 teaspoon Jojoba Oil (or desired carrier oil)
  • 1 cup Epsom Salt
  • 1 bathtub of Hot water

Directions: Add in Epsom salt while filling the bathtub. Epsom salt will dissolve quickly if put under running water. Mix oils together, then add to bathwater after tub is full. Swirl the water to disperse the oils before entering the bathtub. Soak 20-30 minutes.

Use a detox bath daily, weekly, or monthly depending on needs. Be cautious stepping in and out of the bathtub as it may be slippery from the oils.

Follow up your bathing with an essential oil massage blend.

Epsom salt detox bath recipe by Loving Essential Oils

Detox Bath Blend Ideas

You can use other essential oil blends in your detox bath. You can even use a premade blend from your favorite essential oil company, or try creating your own blend from the above list of detoxifying essential oils.

Here are more detox blend ideas, just swap out the oils in the recipe above for one of these DIY blends:

Bath Blend Recipe #1

  • 2 drops Juniper Berry
  • 2 drops Cypress
  • 2 drops Grapefruit

Bath Blend Recipe #2

  • 2 drops Lemon
  • 2 drops Frankincense
  • 2 drops Geranium

Bath Blend Recipe #3

  • 2 drops Ginger
  • 2 drops Grapefruit
  • 2 drops Lavender

More Essential Oil Bath Recipes To Enjoy

Looking for new ways to enjoy your essential oils? Bath time is a perfect opportunity to do just that! Soaking in a hot tub filled with aromatic scents is a great way to relax and rejuvenate your mind and body.

Frankincense Bath Oil

Are you looking for a way to relax and de-stress? Consider adding frankincense oil to your bathtub! This essential oil has many benefits that can help improve your overall wellbeing. Keep reading to learn more about the benefits of frankincense oil baths and how to add it to your next bath.

Homemade Essential Oil Bath Melts

Bath melts are a luxurious way to enjoy the benefits of essential oils. Made with simple ingredients, these melts can be customized to your liking. Choose your favorite essential oil, or blend a few together for a unique scent. Moisturizing ingredients like shea butter and coconut oil are included in these a soothing homemade bath melts.

Tea Tree Oil Foot Bath Recipe

Tea tree oil is a natural antifungal agent that can be used to treat athlete's foot and other fungal infections. Try a tea tree oil foot bath for all natural feet health. Soak your feet in a tea tree foot soak mixture for 20 minutes. Tea tree oil can also be added to lotions and creams for topical application. Get our tea tree oil foot bath recipe here.

Where to Buy Epsom Salt?

Epsom salt is a must-have for any essential oils addict. Why? Because not only is a natural detoxifying agent, it is also great for making homemade bath salts.

You can buy Epsom salt with scents/essential oils added to them, I prefer buying pure Epsom salt. Here are a few favorites:

Where to Buy Essential Oils?

Don't have the essential oils you need? Here are some of our favorite brands:

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Essential oils are popular as all-natural, homeopathic remedies for everyday health issues. From headache pain to sleep issues, many people have reported positive results from essential oils. Yet despite their growing popularity, there is still much confusion and many misunderstandings about what they are and how they can be used safely and effectively. We've compiled our top frequently asked questions (FAQs) in therapeutic essential oil use.

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