21 Mar How to Make a Soothing Lavender Detox Bath
One of my favorite ways to wind down at night is a detox bath and Netflix (and sometimes some Coconut Bliss ice cream!). This simple recipe for a Soothing Lavender Detox Bath was my most popular post from my old blog (which was completely deleted after being hacked). I use it almost every night and have for years.
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You will Need:
*Or Magnesium Chloride flakes if budget isn’t a concern and you want more trace minerals. Please note that I don’t recommend pre-mixing Epsom Salts and Magnesium Chloride if you are making a big batch. I did this and there was a chemical reaction where it hardened and was unusable.
**If you are sensitive to Baking Soda, Bentonite Clay is another great add-in
- If you are just doing a single bath or want to make a gift for a friend, mix one cup of Epsom Salt with 1 cup of Baking Soda and a couple drops of lavender oil. Sub bentonite clay if you are sensitive to baking soda, or just use plain Epsom Salt.
- To make a larger batch, use 1/2 Epsom Salt and 1/2 Baking Soda and scale your amount of Lavender depending on the container size and how strong you want the scent. Sub bentonite clay if you can’t do baking soda.
- For gifts, it’s fun to mix a bit of dried lavender into your mix and put it in a pretty jar.
When you soak, try not to make the water too hot, as you ideally want to stay in 30-40 minutes so your body has time to detox as well as absorb minerals. Bring some water (or coconut water for electrolytes) in with you along with something to help you pass the time.
It’s very important to make sure that your bath water is filtered for chlorine. We have the Aquasana Shower filter and just fill the tub up with the shower head. I plan to try the Berkey shower filter next. There are tub chlorine filters, but their ratings aren’t as high and I am not sure they are as effective at removing chlorine.
How do you wind down at night? I’d love to know in the comments!