Updated: Aug 18
There is nothing like a nice hot bath. Aside from the fact that a steamy soak feels amazing and helps us to relax and de-stress, there are many other benefits to kicking back in the bathtub. The body releases toxins through the skin in the form of sweat, when we bathe in heated water it encourages the production of sweat, thereby expelling more toxins. Our skin is also able to absorb nutrients when we soak, which is why adding oils, salts, minerals, and various other ingredients to bath water is such a popular and effective practice. The possibilities are endless, but today we’re going to teach you how to make one our favorite options: a Detoxing Bath Salt recipe made with Lavender Essential Oil!
What You Will Need:
Mason Jar or other glass container
Non metal spoon or stirrer
Non metal measuring cups
1/2 Cup Epsom Salt
1/4 Cup Himalayan Sea Salt
1/4 Cup Baking Soda
1/4 Cup Bentonite Clay
20 Drops Lavender Essential Oil
Combine all of the dry ingredients in the mason jar first then add the 20 drops of Lavender Essential Oil on top. Mix well by using a stirrer, or by placing a lid on the mason jar and shaking them together vigorously.
NOTE: Bentonite Clay reacts with metal which may reduce its effectiveness, this is why we recommend avoiding the use of metal spoons or containers.
This recipe makes enough for a single bath. Once you have your mixture prepared, run a hot bath and pour the mixture in. The bentonite clay may clump up, if it does then simply break it up with your hands. Allow yourself to relax and soak for anywhere between 15 mins to an hour.
Each of these ingredients has its own list of benefits. Epsom Salt is a combination of magnesium and sulfate which plays an important role in flushing out toxins and regulating the body’s enzymes. Himalayan Sea Salt is packed with minerals that aid in detoxification. Baking Soda helps neutralize the body’s pH. Bentonite Clay is also known to draw out toxins and will amplify the effects of the rest of the ingredients as well. Lavender essential oil has been studied extensively and proven to be extremely effective at promoting calmness and relaxation.
When combined, these ingredients work together to create an amazingly relaxing and detoxing bath experience. You may also substitute the Lavender for any other Essential Oil to change up the effects and benefits of your bath salt mixture. You can find all of your favorite Essential Oils right here at New Age Herbal in Caldwell, Idaho. Our friendly staff is always happy to assist in finding the right Essential Oil to fit your needs. Stop by and browse our selection of Pure High Quality Essential Oils from Good Earth Scents today!