There are plenty of ways to detox our bodies with saunas, baths, scrubs and body brushing and even teas. My favourite way to detox is a hot bath with either one of my 3 choice products – Lavender & Oatmeal Bath Soak , Baking Soda Wash And Rose Hip & Hibiscus Bath Salts. You could go and purchase a fancy box filled with pretty smelling detox bath ingredients but they also may contain some chemicals that you don’t want it your bath OR you could make my 3 favourites yourself. Many of the ingredients that I use, you will probably already have in your pantry or bathroom. Now don’t forget that while the bath detox ritual will be relaxing, most detox baths make your body temperature rise and make you very hot. In most cases you will be sweating throughout your bath and will probably keep sweating for about 30minutes afterwards, so don’t forget to keep hydrated by drinking plenty of filtered water.

Lavender And Oatmeal Bath Soak

The lavender bud has qualities which reduces inflammation and aches in the muscles, mixed with organic oatmeal which soothes dry and irritated skin, and epsom salts which is the third ingredient in the soak, relaxes the nervous system and helps release toxins from your body.

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Of Organic Oatmeal
  • 1/2 Cup Of Organic Culinary Lavender Buds
  • 1 Cup Of Epsom Salt

Method

  • Measure out all the ingredients.
  • Pulverize the oats down to powder with your mortar and pestle or a food processor.
  • Add the epsom salts, lavender buds and mix well.
  • Add a few spoonfuls to a warm, running bath and enjoy a nice long soak.
  • Towel dry.
  • Do not rinse or shower until the following day.

Store the bath soak in linen bags or glass jars for up to 6 months.

Baking Soda Bath

Baking soda helps draw harmful toxins and metals out of your body, it also relieves muscle aches and pains.

Ingredients

  • 4 Cups Of Aluminum Free Baking Soda – Bicarbonate Of Soda

Instructions

  • Measure out the baking soda.
  • Mix and disolve the baking soda into very hot bath water whilst the water is running.
  • Stir with a large metal spoon, not your hand as the water is very hot.
  • Once temperature is cool enough for you to handle, soak for 30minutes.
  • Towel dry.
  • Do not rinse or shower until the following day.

Rosehip And Hibiscus Bath Salts

Rosehip Oil is very efficient in fighting the signs of aging, while nourishing and rehydrating dry skin being especially effective on dry elbows, knees and heels. It’s perfect for bath salts.

Ingredients

  • 1/2  Cup Rose Himalayan Rock Salt
  • 1 Cup Epsom Salts
  • 3/4 Cup Of Organic Culinary Rose Hip And Hibiscus Petals
  • 2 Tablespoons Aluminum Free Bicarbonate Of Soda
  • 15 Drops Of Organic Rosehip Essential Oil Or Adjust To Your Preference

Method

  • Mix the salts together in a metal or glass mixing bowl.
  • Sift in the bi-carbonate of soda and stir with a metal spoon to combine.
  • Add your rosehip essential oil.
  • Mix the salts, soda and oil together thoroughly.
  • Add the organic culinary rosehip and hibiscus flower petals – I only use organic and culinary petals as you will be soaking in the mix and don’t want to absorb chemicals.
  • Stir all the ingredients thoroughly together.
  • Add a few spoonfuls to a warm, running bath and enjoy a nice long soak.
  • Towel dry.
  • Do not rinse or shower until the following day.

I store my bath salts in glass jars as the salts are preserved longer held in glass than plastic and don’t forget to store your salts out of direct sunlight because it can degrade the essential oils.