DIY Detox Bath

12 DIY Detox Bath Recipes

Toxins enter our bodies through the food we eat, water we drink, air we breathe and clothes we wear. There’s no way to stay completely toxin-free (unless you happen to have a Bubble Boy-style contraption at hand!) but there are a number of ways we can help eliminate as many of the harmful chemicals and compounds as possible.

One such method? Detox baths!

Not only are they super effective at helping keep our bodies toxin-free, they’re also relaxing, rejuvenating and fun.

A couple words of warning first. Be prepared to sweat— a lot. Which is exactly what you want to happen, since sweating is your body’s natural way of ridding itself of all those toxins. 20 minutes is plenty of time for a newbie; don’t force yourself to stay in longer if you’re miserable!

Also, be sure to drink plenty of water before and after your bath to replenish all the fluids you’ll be sweating out.

Detox Bath For Cold & Flu

Detox Bath with Baking Soda

Mind Body Green


  • 1 cup Epsom salt
  • 1/2 cup baking soda
  • 4 tbsp ground ginger
  • Few drops of essential oils (tea tree or lavender work well here)

Directions: Fill bathtub as hot as is tolerable. When it is half way full, add all ingredients. Soak for 20 minutes and wait approximately 30 minutes before getting dressed after you get out. Recommended only once or twice a week.

Detox Bath With Coconut Oil  

Into the Gloss


  • 1 cup Epsom salt
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • Few drops essential oil of your choice

Directions: Add all ingredients to a hot bath.

Detox Bath with Green Tea

Good Life Eats


  • 5 green tea bags
  • 1 3/4 cup Epsom salt
  • 2/3 cup baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp vitamin E oil
  • 15 drops eucalyptus essential oil
  • 10 drops lavender essential oil

Directions: Open tea bags and remove the loose leaf tea into a bowl. Add Epsom salt, baking soda, vitamin E oil, eucalyptus and lavender oil to a bowl of a food processor fitted with a blade. Process until the ingredients are combined. Transfer to a glass bowl or jar.

When ready for a bath, add a 1/2 cup of the mixture to a hot bath.

Detox Bath For Inflammation

Detox Bath with Ginger

Beauty Bets


  • 3 pints hydrogen peroxide
  • 2 oz ground ginger

Directions: Run a hot bath and pour ingredients in when tub is halfway full.

Detox Bath For Eczema

Detox Bath with Apple Cider Vinegar

Home Remedies for Life


  • 2 cups apple cider vinegar
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil

Directions: Run a hot bath and pour ingredients when tub is halfway full.

Detox Bath For Hangover

Detox Bath with Bentonite Clay

 Wellness Mama


  • 1/2 cup Bentonite clay
  • 1/2 cup epsom salts

Directions: Mix clay with a small amount of water in a glass bowl (don’t use metal!) until all clumps are dissolved. Once smooth, add the clay and epsom salts to a hot bath.

Detox Bath For Sore Muscles

Detox Bath with Epsom Salt  

Healthy Home Economist


Directions: Add both ingredients directly into a hot bath.

Detox Bath With Lavender 

Lavender Epsom Salt Detox Bath

This House of Joy


  • 1 cup Epsom salts
  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 3 drops Lavender essential oil

Directions: Add all ingredients when tub is halfway full.

Detox Bath For Acne

Detox Bath With Dead Sea Salts

Blender Babes


  • 1/3 cup Epsom salts
  • 1/3 cup dead sea salts
  • 1/3 cup baking soda
  • 2 1/2 tbsp ground ginger
  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar

Directions: Combine dry ingredients in a bowl. Fill tub with hot water and add all ingredients halfway through.

Detox Bath With Lemon Juice

The Beauty Bean


  • 1/3 cup Epsom salt
  • 5-6 lemons

Directions: Squeeze and drop the lemons into your hot bath. Add Epsom salts

Activated Charcoal Detox Bath

Rocky Mountain Essentials


  • 1 cup activated charcoal
  • 1 cup ground oatmeal
  • ½ cup Himalayan salt
  • 24 drops of tea tree essential oil (or 6 directly added to bath water)
  • 24 drops of lavender essential oil (or 6 directly added to bath water)
  • ¼ lavender buds (optional)


Making a customized detox bath for a cold, hangover, inflamed muscles or acne couldn’t be easier. You can’t go wrong combining the foundational ingredients to suit your preferences and needs!

Because detox baths are so simple and such a pleasure, they also make great gifts. You can easily create your own detox bath kits for friends and family as gifts for any occasion (we especially like them for a housewarming gift).

Detox Bath in a Jar 

My Crazy Blessed Life


  • 1 cup Epsom salts
  • 1 tbsp ground ginger
  • 1/3 cup baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon Lavender essential oil

Directions: Pour Epsom salts into a bowl. Add ground ginger, baking soda and lavender essential oil and mix ingredients until combined. Pour into a Mason jar and seal with lid. Tie ribbons or twine around the jar with a card that gives the ingredients and tells the recipient to fill tub with hot water and pour in 1/2 cup - 1 cup of the mixture into the bath.

We hope you enjoy using these recipes in your own health living arsenal!

Sara Rogers
Sara Rogers


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