Every couple of months I make a large jar of detox bath that I have sitting on a shelf near my bathtub. I keep everything I need for a DIY detox bath right in the bathroom for convenience. I like to make a small jar or two extra to give as gifts. These are perfect for out-of-town visitors, teachers, neighbors, Mothers Day etc. I usually make little labels with instructions and tie a little ribbon around the top.
Most of us have heard of detox baths and how beneficial they can be. But for anyone who is new to detox baths, here are just a few of the benefits:
- Draws out toxins
- Helps soothe any skin irritation you may have
- Eases aches and pains
- Can help promote relaxation and help with insomnia
- Help Tired swollen feet
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I use this detox at least once a week. I find that it not only keeps my skin soft and my body less achy and relaxed, but I always feel full of energy and revived the next morning. I like taking these detox baths right before bed as they make me very sleepy and relaxed. Sometimes I add ginger, and usually add a little shot of apple cider vinegar and sometimes even rose petals off my rose bush in summer months.
A few things I always keep stocked in my house: epsom salt, baking soda, apple cider vinegar, and empty glass jars. Every time I buy a jar of spaghetti or jam I check to see if the bottle is a fun one to keep. I soak the jars in hot soapy water over night and then peel off the rest of the label the next day. I then add that pretty jar to my ever-growing collection. I use glass jars for SO much! They hold and sort all of Liam’s craft and art supplies, they hold my cosmetics and I use them as decorations all over the house. Plus, every Christmas I give out a few neighbor gifts and having glass jars on hand for last-minute gifts is just brilliant. I’ll fill them with red and green M&Ms or a cookie mix, add a cute label and ribbon… and voila!
This time I used a 14 oz old coconut oil jar and it fit perfectly to the top!
- 2 C Epsom salt
- 1 1/2 C Baking soda
- 1/4 C dried lavender petals
- 6 drops Lavender essential oil
- splash of Vitamin E Oil
I mix all the ingredients in a large bowl and then using a large funnel to pour it into the glass jar.
I sometimes will spray paint the lid of the jar but this time I just tied a ribbon around the top with a little wooden scoop.
Buying large bags of baking soda and epsom salts (I get mine from Costco) and apple cider vinegar are much more cost efficient and you will have less waste. Buying in bulk is usually the way to go when making these types of DIY beauty and wellness items. You can also find large bags of epsom salts online at Amazon for a good price.
The smell is divine (if you like lavender, of course) and it is such a simple and pretty gift!
You can use double sided tape to adhere the label right on the jar. Tie a small wooden scoop to the jar with a ribbon and you can skip wrapping it and give as a gift as-is.
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For more essential oil recipes check out my other post: Margarita Make and Take Party
Do you take a weekly detox bath ? What are your favorite detox bath recipes? I would love to know in the comments !
Have a beautiful day !