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How to do a Detox Bath

Detox baths are a simple way to help support the body's natural functions. Not only does a detox bath help to draw out toxins but it can also reduce inflammation, soothe muscle pain and support recovery. We try to do a detox bath once a week but especially after swimming in a chlorinated pool or during times of acute illness.

The main ingredient in a detox bath is epsom salt which contains magnesium sulfate. When choosing a brand of epsom salt be sure to pick one that is unscented and doesn't contain any extra ingredients. We typically use Dr. Teal's.


  1. Add 1-2 cups epsom salt to the bath water. Optional: Add 1/2 cup baking soda to help neutralize the chemicals in the water

  2.  Add 2-3 drops of geranium essential oil to aid in lymphatic drainage and detox. Lavender is another good oil to support the body's natural detox processes.

  3. Make sure you hydrate well afterwards (especially children) to both assist in the removal of toxins from the body and rehydrate.


  • Magnesium Absorption:

    • Epsom salt contains magnesium, which can be absorbed through the skin. Magnesium is essential for many bodily functions, including muscle and nerve function, and can help reduce stress and improve sleep.

  • Detoxification:

    • The sulfates in Epsom salt can help draw out toxins and heavy metals from the body, promoting detoxification.

  • Reduced Inflammation:

    • Epsom salt baths can help reduce inflammation, which can relieve pain and stiffness, especially in muscles and joints.

  • Improved Circulation:

    • Soaking in an Epsom salt bath can help improve circulation and reduce the risk of cardiovascular issues.

  • Stress Relief:

    • The combination of warm water and magnesium can help calm the nervous system, reduce stress, and promote relaxation.

  • Skin Health:

    • Epsom salt baths can help soften the skin, reduce irritation, and improve overall skin health.


  • Consult a Doctor: If you have any medical conditions, are pregnant, or are taking medications, consult with your healthcare provider before taking an Epsom salt bath.

  • Stay Hydrated: Drink plenty of water before and after your bath to avoid dehydration.

  • Monitor Bath Temperature: Ensure the bathwater is not too hot to avoid overheating and dizziness.

The information contained here is for educational purposes only and is in no went meant to diagnose, treat or cure any illness or disease.

Elizabeth Rose | BSN, RN, Integrative Wellness Coach

On a mission to help women heal their mind and body from the inside out so they can show up with more confidence in everything they do and create a legacy of generational wellness in their family. Elizabeth believes you were created on purpose for a purpose and it is her goal to equip you with the tools to reclaim your health, discover your purpose and confidently live out the life you were made for.


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