3 Bath Recipes That Can Help You Detox And Relax…

3 Bath Recipes That Can Help You Detox And Relax

Some simple ingredients that will take your bath time experience to a new level.

As the self-care trend continues to grow, bath time rituals have become widely publicized. From colorful bath bombs to little bath trays that serve as a platform to watch your favorite show on your I-Pad, bath time can be a perfect opportunity to recharge and relax in the midst of a busy week. While you may be tempted to squeeze some of your favorite bubble bath into the water as you fill up your bathtub, some simple and natural ingredients can bring a myriad of health benefits to you instead. Here are three easy bath recipes that can help you detox and relax.

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Relaxing Lavender Bath

With a mix of Epsom salts and lavender essential oil, a relaxing lavender bath is perfect for relaxation and overall wellness. Epsom salts can help you absorb more magnesium with its mix of magnesium and sulfate, while the lavender scent can calm your nervous system. And, if that’s not enough, adding baking soda can help to soothe your skin. Here’s how to take a relaxing lavender bath:

  • Fill your bathtub with warm water.
  • Add 1 cup of Epsom salts, 1/2 a cup of baking soda and 10 drops of lavender oil to the bath.
  • Stir the ingredients through the water to make sure everything is dissolved.
  • Soak in the bath for 20 to 30 minutes.

Apple Cider Vinegar Bath

Taking an apple cider vinegar (ACV) bath can help with many health issues. Known as an aid to assist in healing health issues from weight loss to inflammation, adding ACV to your bath can help to restore the natural pH balance in your skin. By restoring your skin’s pH balance, you can keep moisture locked in while preventing irritants and infections on your skin. To take an ACV bath, follow these steps:

  • Fill your bathtub with warm water.
  • Add 2 cups of raw ACV (look for bottles that include the “mother”).
  • Stir the ACV through the bath water.
  • Soak your body in the bath for 15 to 20 minutes.
  • After soaking in the bath, rinse off in the shower with or without soap.

Baking Soda Bath

A baking soda bath is a simple and inexpensive way to look after your skin. Adding baking soda to your bath can soothe skin conditions such as yeast infections, diaper rash, and eczema. Beyond the benefits to your skin, a baking soda bath can also help to relieve muscle tension and pain, help detoxification through perspiration, improve circulation and encourage healing. Follow these steps to take a baking soda bath:

  • Light some candles and dim your lights for extra relaxation.
  • Fill your bathtub with warm water.
  • Add 5 tablespoons to 2 cups of baking soda to the bath, depending on what condition you’re treating.
  • Mix the baking soda through the bath water until it’s dissolved.
  • Soak in the bath for 10 to 40 minutes.

Adding a bath to your weekly routine can provide a welcome break to help you relax. Like any remedy, there is no one cure-all, and these baths are most effective as part of an overall healthy and active lifestyle. Remember, spending a long time in a warm bath can dehydrate your skin so make sure you to apply a soothing moisturizer after your bath.


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