DIY Lavender Detox Bath Soak Recipe: So Relaxing!

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Have an amazing and super relaxing spa experience in you home with this super easy to make Lavender Detox Bath Soak

I recently wrote about the our experience in this famous hotel in Boracay and how I was bringing some of my DIY bath soak with me. Well, I am sharing the recipe here.

Being a super busy wife, as well as a mother of three lovely children, sometimes makes having a quality "ME" time so impossible. But any mom would never survive unless she finds time to pamper herself every once in a while. If you do not have the time to go to a spa, why not have a little spa experience at home.

For this recipe you will only need three basic ingredients: Epsom salt, baking soda and lavender essential oil.

First of all, please do not confuse Epsom salt with the salt that you use for cooking. Epsom salt, named after Epsom in England, is made from magnesium and sulfate. It does wonders to the body which is why it is the main ingredient in most bath soak or scrubs...

This ingredient helps reduce pain and swelling in the skin and it also has anti-inflammatory properties. Many people use it for the treatment of eczema and other skin problems. Best of all, it is all natural, which means it is safe for the skin. It should be noted, however, that its detoxifying properties work fast so soaking in an epsom salt bath should be limited to 15-20 minutes, 2-3 times only per week.

Moving on, baking soda also has many amazing benefits to the body.  Besides being a natural all-purpose cleaner, it can be used as a deodorant for the body. It also gently exfoliates the skin and helps give relief from itching or irritaion and much more. Many people use baking soda to soak colds away.

Last but never the least, lavender essential oil. If you can only have on essential oil, this is all you will need. It has very relaxing properties not to mention good smelling. It can help calm you or your children down so it helps get you or the young ones ready for bed in no time.

Oh, lest I can add a few drops of food color. I added a few drops of violet but it somehow turned blue. Anyway, I prefer blue as it makes me feel calm just by looking at it. This part is optional though, you can skip the food color.

Without further ado, here is the recipe and it is so simple:

1 cup Epsom salt
1 cup baking soda
10 drops lavender essential oil
1-2 drops of food color (optional)

Mix them all in a clean bowl and transfer to a container with an air tight lid. 

Note: Baking soda can harden the mixture over time (think of bath bombs, but that is another topic). So, make small batches.

For a good and relaxing bath soak, fill tub with warm (not scalding, or too hot) water and add 1-2 cups of this mixture. Put on some soothing music and enjoy your time in the tub for 20 minutes maximum. 20 is the recommended time in most articles about bath soak with Epsom salt. 

Lastly, Epsom salt can make your skin feel dry so you can also add a few drops of olive oil or coconut oil. And don't forget to moisturize your skin right after.

By the way, you might also want to read my story about this hotel in Boracay that had a nice bath tub were I used my DIY lavender detox bath soak. Click HERE.

Please leave a comment below if you think this is helpful.

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  1. seem interesting to had some DIY stuff.. wanna try later!! thx for sharing!!

  2. This looks simple enough to prepare. I am going to have my own bath soak very soon!

  3. wish my bath tub is new. it's somehow beyond repair and I can't have this bath to enjoy

  4. great recipe. I love DIY stuff and really need to detox too.


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