Detox bath products are a soothing and cleansing approach to self-care. Not only are they made to comfort, but they’re meant to invoke feelings of refreshment, cleansing, and invigoration. During the busy holiday season, pour some epsom salt or sea salt in your bath water. It's an excellent time for me-time in your bath. You can even enjoy some wine while in the tub.
How A Detox Bath Works
A detox bath works in two different ways – using soothing salts and aromatherapy – at the same time. Sea salt or epsom salt naturally cleanses and relaxes, while the all-natural essential oils used in your chosen detox epsom salt bath create feelings of refreshment and invigoration. Detox bath products are created to revolve around providing the clean slate anyone wants after a busy time in life.
USP grade epsom salt and sea salts dissolve into the water to soothe and comfort the body. They’ve been used for generations for this purpose and they may be used in foot baths, sitz baths, and full-body baths to provide this very effective style of comfort. This creates the base for your bath experience; something for the all-natural essential oils to work with in order to invoke moods and boost feelings of peace and energy.
All-natural essential oils provide the most authentic aromatherapy experiences. Without synthetic or unnatural fragrances, you get the true scent of orange, peppermint, frankincense, cypress, lavender, or any other component, rather than someone else’s interpretation of it. All-natural essential oils are typically less bothersome than synthetic fragrances, and add to the ambiance of a bath rather than creating an overwhelming scent experience.
It's the essential oils in an epsom salt blend that really create the detox bath experience. Detox bath blends will typically feature bright, fresh, and cleansing aromas like lemon, peppermint, orange, eucalyptus, and cypress, which are then grounded with comforting, warm, or relaxing aromas. This provides a well-balanced bath, and one that keeps you centered while providing feelings of invigoration and refreshment.
When aromatherapy pairs with the power of sea salt or epsom salt in a bath, you get an approach to self-care that pays attention to all of your senses. Detox is just one feeling or mood that can be brought into your bath, and one can take baths for feelings of relaxation, energy, soothing, comfort or just about any other emotion one can think of.
Blends For The Holidays Or Post-Holiday Cleanse
Detox bath blends are made to refresh you and cleanse you from all of the stresses and the busyness one experiences during the season. Some blends perfect for trying a detox bath are:
Lilliuma Relaxify Foot – Lilliuma Relaxify Foot Soak blend is one that is perfect for a foot bath but may be used in a full-body detox bath as well. This blend uses Mediterranean Sea salt, fractionated MCT coconut oil, Vitamin E oil, and essential oils of all-natural clean lemon, bright orange, and cozy ginger. Ginger works to center the blend and keep it grounded, while lemon cleanses and orange brightens with a touch of tart sweetness. To use in a foot bath, add 1 to 2 tablespoons of the blend per gallon of warm water used. To use in a full-body bath, use ½ to 1 cup of the blend in a standard size tub for your soak.
Detox Foot Soak – Like the Lilliuma Detoxify Foot blend, Detox Foot Soak is an invigorating foot bath that can be used for the entire body as well. This blend uses USP grade epsom salt as a base, along with fractionated MCT coconut oil, Vitamin C crystals, and Vitamin E oil. Providing aroma to the blend are all-natural essential oils of lemon, peppermint, frankincense, and lavender. Lemon and peppermint provide the clean, zingy, and bright note one seeks out in a detox blend, while frankincense grounds and lavender soothes with gentle relaxation.
- Stress Relief – While Stress Relief isn’t a detox specific blend, it’s perfect for bringing about those soothing, energizing, and refreshing feelings one seeks out when they take a detox bath. This blend uses USP grade epsom salt, fractionated MCT coconut oil, Vitamin E oil, and Vitamin C crystals alongside essential oils of cool eucalyptus and spearmint. Spearmint works beautifully with all of the scents and moods of the holiday season, while eucalyptus is a naturally cleansing aroma filled with invigoration.
Enhancing Your Holiday Detox Baths
The washing away of the stress of the holiday season doesn’t have to stop at your bath alone. Enhancements like music, books, candles, and setting the mood of the room can really create a special experience. Music that makes you feel energized and inspired, along with the aromas of the bath and the feeling of the warm soothing water, simply brings more of your senses into the cleanse of the detox. Candles with invigorating scents, especially if they use all-natural oils, bring your aromatherapy experience up to the next level. Your bath is your own self-care, and you can customize it however you see fit.
According to the American Psychological Association, 38% of people say that they feel more stressed during the holiday season more than other times of the year. An epsom salt bath with a detox focus is one effective thing you can do to take a little extra care for yourself as you soak those stresses away. After the holidays comes the New Year, and with every New Year should be a fresh new start. Cleansing your mind, soothing your body, and comforting your soul can be as simple as a soak in your tub.