Detox Baths

When you have a bath with Epsom salts, the magnesium sulphate is absorbed through the skin, and draws toxins from the body.  It also sedates the nervous system to relax you completely, reduces swelling, relaxes muscles, relieves muscular aches and pains and is also a natural emollient and exfoliator.

The best way to make an Epsom salt bath is to add two standard cups of Epsom salts to a warm bath whilst the water is running.  Once the bath is add the right level and temperature for you climb in slowly and let your body soak for 15-20 minutes.  Epsom salts can be used for a variety of beauty purposes too.



As a Facial Cleanser: mix a half-teaspoon of Epsom salts with a tablespoon of yoghurt and massage into skin and rinse with luke warm water. If you prefer a thicker cleanser add a teaspoon of oatmeal.

Avocado skin mask: For normal to oily or dry skin, mix 1 egg, 1/4 cup of yoghurt, the juice of 1 lemon, and a half-teaspoon of Epsom salts.  Apply the mask to damp skin. Leave on for 10 minutes and then rinse off with luke warm water.

Skin Exfoliator: Epsom Salts are a fantastic exfoliator to remove dead skin cells and rejuvenate tired looking skin.  Massage half a cup of Epsom salt over your wet skin whilst you are in the shower.  Don’t forget to rinse off.


Shampoo: As Epsom salt soaks up excess oil from hair it can be added to your favourite shampoo when your hair is extra oily.  Add about a quarter of a cup while you are shampooing.  When it comes time for conditioning pour lemon juice through the hair for a natural rinse.




6 Responses to “Detox Baths”

  1. Maddison says:

    Hi, I really want to give this detox bath a try, a general question, bit silly, but if I put the epsom salts in can I still put bubbles in my bath or not? Sorry, but I do love my bubbles, thanks.

    • lee says:

      Hi Maddison, that’s not a silly question at all. I love bubbles too and always have my epsom salt bath with added bubbles. What makes the best bubbles is this body wash believe it or not and its a ll natural and chemical free. No: Parabens, sodium lauryl/laureth sulfates, phthalates, artificial colors, silicones, EDTA, glycol, or petroleum-based ingredients https://supercharged.wpengine.com/shop/organic-body-wash/.

  2. Lisa Reid says:

    Hi Lee, are we replacing conditioner with the lemon juice for the conditioning effect or how does this work and how much lemon should we be using?


  3. Caris Lenaghan says:

    Will this help with nocturnal cramps? I am on day 5 of heal your gut and have been getting severe leg cramps at night. Do you think I am drinking too much water and flushing out all my salt? Thanks Caris 🙂

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