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5 DIY Bath Recipes You’ve Gotta Try

Megan Thompson
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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.

We’ve rounded up 5 of the best DIY bath 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 systems because ginger promotes sweating, so it has basically the same effect as a sauna would on your body.
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 well-being 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.

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.
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.

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 closed. Simple! These beautiful bags are easy to make, 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 up our daily dose. If you want to enjoy the benefits of green tea in bath form, try this soak recipe. Green tea has anti-aging benefits and it’s also an antioxidant, which may help fight off free radicals inside the body.
All you need to do is to add roughly 5-10 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.

Final Word

And there you have it! 5 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’ve enjoyed this article and that you’ll enjoy using the recipes we’ve mentioned here as much as we do!

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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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