Did you know that you can pamper yourself while energizing your body and spirit by making your own detox bath salts? This fantastic detox bath salts recipe is comprised of a combination of simple ingredients (one of which is a true wonder-ingredient—Epsom salt) that will help sooth achy muscles, wash away pain, relieve tension, pull toxins to detox both your muscles and skin and even help you sleep!
Detox bath salts
I poured this DIY detox bath salts mixture into our soaking tub last night while it was filling with water (this is ideal so you can let the magnesium and salt break down and dissolve into the water before you get in).
The water had an almost silky feel to it-without being oily at all. This is totally worth the 15 minutes it will take to make this soak up and fill your tub! Totally relaxing.
There are so many incredible Epsom salt uses and this great detox bath salts recipe is a great place to start. Epsom salt contains magnesium and sulfate which are readily absorbed through the skin and into the body’s blood stream. The use of Epsom salts in bathwater actually creates a process called reverse osmosis. This process truly detoxifies your body by drawing out salt and harmful toxins while allowing the magnesium and sulfates to enter into the body.
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Magnesium has been shown to help improve muscle and nerve function, reduce inflammation and it can even improve blood flow and oxygenation.
This detoxifying Epsom salts bath will actually flush toxins from your body while building important protein molecules in the brain tissue and joints. Pretty amazing, right?
When you add Himalayan salt to your bathwater, you’re creating a spa-like experience in your own tub that can rejuvenate your entire body. Again, the salt will help purge your body of toxins while soothing sore muscles.
Treat yourself and give this fabulous detox bath salts recipe a try. It’s super easy and I know you’re going to thank me for it when you’ve reaped the benefits!
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- 1 cup Epsom salt (I used this one)½ cup magnesium bath flakes (I used this one) 1 tablespoon pink Himalayan salt (I used this one)
- Optional: 1-2 tablespoons coconut oil 5-ish drops of your favorite essential oil
Combine the salts and magnesium flakes together in a bowl. You can optionally add in a tablespoon or two of coconut oil to help the salts hold together, for this I would recommend using a whisk or mixer and having the coconut oil be very soft or ideally liquid so it will mix easily. Add in the essential oil if you’ll be doing so. After mixing well, store in an air tight container until you’re ready to use. This is enough for 1-3 baths depending on the size of your tub and or how much water you will add to the bath.