At-home Spa – Detox bath and scrub using epsom salt

At-home Spa - Detox bath and scrub using epsom salt

Epsom salt is a naturally occurring mineral that is made up of oxygen, hydrogen, sulphur and magnesium. It helps to draw out the toxins while relieving aches and pains. If you find the Epsom salt too harsh for your skin then blend it to the desired consistency to use it as a scrub.  Epsom salts can easily be found at the local grocery store or drug store and they are also affordable. They have a lot of applications in health, skin care, hair care (hair volumizers, treating fungal infections, helping to relieve aches and pains, exfoliating skin in the form of facial scrubs) and detox. Here, we deal with ways in which Epsom salt can be used for detoxification! Read on to know more:

At-home Spa - Detox bath and scrub using epsom salt
Baking soda helps to exfoliate and rejuvenate for a softer, smoother skin. Also, the fragrance and aromatherapy benefits of essential oil will relax, soothe and calm the whole body for a perfect detoxification process.


  • 2 cups of Epsom salt
  • 1 cup  of baking soda
  • Few drops of lavender essential oil

Add the above ingredients together and store it in a air tight container, once a week for an at-home spa treatment to smooth, soften the skin and detox the body. Add it to hot bath water and soak in it for 20-40mins.

This bath is great for removing a lot of toxins as the clay binds to heavy metals and the Epsom salts help pull a variety of toxins from the body while replenishing magnesium levels.

Or you can also use the above recipe as a body scrub, mix it with little water or honey or coconut oil to make a thick paste and use it all over your body to cleanse, scrub and detox.


Detox baths will help remove toxins from the body and they also tend to make you tired so I suggest doing them before bed! If you struggle with toxins or skin issues this natural recipe is a simple, easy and inexpensive way to boost health!

Here is a recipe for Epsom salt detox bath:

Things you need: ½ cup bentonite clay, ½ cup Epsom salt and few drops of your favourite essential oil.

Detox method:

  • Vigorously mix the clay in to a small amount of water until the clumps are mostly dissolved. Do not use metal for this! You could use glass or plastic vessels.
  • Dissolve the Epsom salts in a warm/hot bath and add essential oils if desired.
  • Add the clay mix to the bath and soak for at least 20 minutes.