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Detoxifying Bath Salts

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There comes a time when we all need to detoxify the body a bit. Nourishing food and drink is always the best but every now and then we need a little extra help. Help like a nice hot bath full of detoxifying bath salts. Create your own ginger detox bath salts with ingredients you likely already have at home.

Flush the body of colds and toxins while also relaxing in a warm tub with these simple DIY detoxifying bath salts. Use simple and natural ingredients that are likely already in your pantry for a healing bath experience.

Sweat it Out

Let’s be clear that detoxifying the body mainly happens in the liver and kidneys. However, a good sweat can help release an overload of toxins stored in the body. Sweating can also help get rid of certain colds because the bacteria can’t survive the higher body temperature.

A nice hot bath with the addition of ginger can induce sweating. In fact, a ginger bath can sometimes make a person sweat for an up to an hour after. Keep that in mind when getting dressed (maybe stay in a robe) after using these detoxifying bath salts. 

Pull Out Impurities

Epsom salts have long been revered for their ability to pull impurities from the body. They also happen to be soothing to sore muscles and body aches. The magnesium contained in epsom salts can be absorbed through the skin and has numerous benefits to our body and mind.

Healing Relief

Baking soda is such a standby for a healing, relaxing bath. This pantry staple can help relieve itchy skin, kill bacteria that causes foot odor, and even help with urinary tract and yeast infections. It’s even been studied for it’s anti-fungal properties

Detoxifying Bath Salts & Sensitive Skin

For folks with extremely sensitive skin, the ginger might prove to be irritating. Test a small bit in a bath first before adding an entire 1/2 cup. 

Ground Ginger vs. Essential Oil

I have never tested this recipe with ginger essential oil. I suppose it could be done but to be honest every reference I’ve seen about ginger detox baths, from trusted herbalists and sources, uses the ground ginger not the essential oil. Also ground ginger is extremely frugal and likely already in your pantry whereas the essential oil might not. 

Stay Hydrated

Be sure to stay hydrated as part of this detox bath process. Drink some water before and after the detox bath to prevent dehydration and help the body flush internal toxins. Don’t skip this important step, you’ll be glad for those large glasses of water. 

Make Ginger Detox Bath Salts

Whisk everything together to remove any lumps. Store in an airtight container.

Note: Add 1/2 Cup of bath salts to warm bath water and agitate to dissolve completely.  

Flush the body of colds and toxins while also relaxing in a warm tub with these simple DIY detoxifying bath salts. Use simple and natural ingredients that are likely already in your pantry for a healing bath experience.

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Tuesday 31st of March 2020

Thanks for sharing such a valuable article. Keep up your good work!


Monday 22nd of January 2018

Hi Kathie I made the bath salts and they are very nice. I put them in jelly type jars enough for two baths and gave some away as gifts.Now I am comm8ing down with a cold and will use them tonight,cant wait.I used grated fresh ginger is that o.k.? love your site keep up the great work

Kathie Lapcevic

Monday 22nd of January 2018

I hope they work for you. Fresh ginger may make it harden up because of the moisture, it also might be a little hotter (because you get some of the natural oil)- try a bit first. Enjoy!


Friday 5th of January 2018

I have a weird question and will forgive you if you don't know. :-) Thanks to experimenting with different shaving lotion formulas, I've figured out that my skin and baking soda are not friends, yet every recipe I see for any sort of bath salts uses baking soda. In other formulations, like the shaving lotion, I'm able to replace it with Arrowroot powder. Do you think that trying that here and with other bath salt recipes would be worth trying? I know that there is a benefit that I'll be losing by leaving out the baking soda even though my skin will be thanking me and I've tried straight Epsom salts yet I'd like to mix it with something...anything!

Kathie Lapcevic

Friday 5th of January 2018

Oh yeah, some folks don't do well with baking soda. Try substituting bentonite clay for the baking soda. It's supposed to be great for pulling out toxins.