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5 DIY Bath Soak Recipes You’ve Gotta Try

While there are a lot of natural remedies to reset the body and calm the mind, we like to turn to something super easy and very effective – a good soak in the tub.
Whether you’re looking for an easy way to detox your body, some much-needed down time for that overworked mind of yours, or to hit a nice reset button, dipping into a special bath can help you kick things back into gear.
For your bathing convenience, we’ve collected the absolute best DIY bath soak recipes so you can find a total mind and body reset within minutes!

5 DIY Bath Soak Recipes

Here are five of the best DIY bath soak recipes for you to try . . . so relax and enjoy:

1. Ginger Detox Bath

PubMed studies have shown the immense benefits of ginger, from soothing muscles to boosting your immune system. Ginger baths are great for folks that want to get rid of excess toxins in their system because ginger promotes sweating, so it basically has the same effect on your body as a sauna.
Soaking in a tub that has been prepared with either grated fresh ginger or ginger powder may actually boost your energy levels and help protect your immune system.

2. Epsom Salt Detox Bath

Epsom salt is one of the most versatile natural products at our disposal. It’s amazing for your skin and balances magnesium levels in the body, promoting wellbeing while also helping you sleep better.
This Epsom salt bath recipe incorporates patchouli and ylang ylang essential oils. It also calls for cocoa butter, making it a soak with several important benefits.
With the mix of essential oils and cocoa butter along with the salts, you’ll have a remedy that might help treat skin conditions like eczema, a solution to treat stress and boost circulation, and you’ll also be deeply nourishing your body thanks to the rich cocoa butter.

Split the vanilla pod in half lengthways, and scrape the seeds into a bowl with the sea salt and Epsom salt. Grate in the cocoa butter and mix, then add the essential oils. Stir the mixture until blended together before transferring it to a jar. Leave to infuse for a few days before using.

3. Activated Charcoal Bath Soak

Another one of our go-to bath soak recipes calls for the use of activated charcoal. We simply love the gritty black stuff that literally has one hundred and one great uses. The charcoal will help draw out toxins from the skin and may also help boost circulation.
Try this recipe if you’re ready for a soothing DIY detox bath!

Make sure your oatmeal is finely ground – you can use a blender or food processor if the pieces are too large. Mix together with the activated charcoal in a large bowl. Pour this mixture into your bath when you’re ready to use it. Finally, add the essential oils directly to the warm bath water.
If you’re interested in learning how an activated charcoal soak is really that good for you, we recommend you check out this study to read about the proven benefits.


4. Oat and Rose Bath Tea Bags

There’s a good reason why you’d want to add oats to your bath soak. Oats are especially beneficial for dry, itchy skin, and can help soothe skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis, and acne. And keeping the oats securely in a bag means there’s no mess to clean up afterwards!

Place all of the ingredients in a bag and tie it closed. Simple!
These beautiful bags are easy to create, and make great gifts or party favors. You can really make them your own by customizing them to suit you – try adding Himalayan salts, different clays, or magnesium flakes.

5. Green Tea Bath

Green tea is super beneficial for your skin and the good health of your organs, but most of us stick to drinking our daily dose. It has anti-aging benefits and it’s also an antioxidant, which may help fight off free radicals inside the body.
If you want to enjoy the benefits of green tea in bath form, try this soak recipe.
All you need to do is to add roughly five to ten green tea bags into a bathtub while it’s filling up with hot water. After that, just hop in and soak up the natural goodness for about 20 minutes.

Try These DIY Bath Soak Recipes Today!

And there you have it! Five excellent DIY bath soak recipes that you can start trying out today to help you relax, rejuvenate, and refresh yourself – mind and body.
We hope that you’ll enjoy using these recipes as much as we do! Let us know your favorite in the comments below!

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Megan Thompson

Megan is a DIY health & beauty addict. She’s committed to making her itsy-bitsy apartment chemical free. You can find her work at Rocky Mountain Essential.

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