Rejuvenate Your Body with Healing Detox Baths

| Modified on Mar 20, 2023
Detox Bath Side Effects
Posted by Nicole L. (Philadelphia, PA) on 02/22/2023
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Hello, this is Nicole, and I have been taking detox baths twice a week for a month and a half faithfully. I use 1 cup Epsom salt, 1 cup borax, 1 cup baking soda, 1/3 cup of bentonite clay, 1 teaspoon of tea tree oil, 1teaspoon of pine needle oil, a little bit of dandelion root in powder form, a little bit of apple cider vinegar. Like I was saying earlier, I was taking detox baths with these ingredients for a month in a half, and I think by the 4th week, I am starting to feel some symptoms. My urine is darker than usual. I was coughing up mucus and blood, my bones were aching, I felt fatigued, etc. Is this the normal part of detox? I know that during detox, you will feel worse before you feel better. Please help me

Hydrogen Peroxide Baths
Posted by Dort (Brooklyn, NY) on 07/23/2021 3 posts
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Use Good Ventilation When Removing Contaminants From Bath Water

When Removing any contaminants from bath water... Remember to ventilate the room very well as the contaminates will now be in vapor form, you don't want to inhale the contaminates anymore than bathe with them.

I personally wait 3 to 5 minutes before getting into the bath and allow the ceiling fan to do its job after adding the removal potion and departing quickly.

I love Hydrogen Peroxide baths (which will also remove contaminates). 1 8oz. cup of 35% FG to a full bath.

Magnesium Hot Baths
Posted by ORH (TEN MILE, TN) on 07/20/2021
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HI U OLE PATOOTS, ORH here, and my '54 classmate lived in Hot Springs, ARK. and yet never took the detoxing baths, that I urged him to do. Once upon a time the whole world went to Hot Springs to do the magnesium hot baths. It was a neutral zone for the dreaded mafia and no family battles took place there. They went there to get well. All the bath houses are now gone except for one or two. We once went there to take the natural baths. When you went through the program, you ended up limp as a dish rag and you sleep that night. Their massage was not like you thought. It was about pulling your blood away from your heart and pushing it back. No one beat on your muscles. You cannot imagine the relaxation you feel and you slept like a baby that night. Too old to travel, but thinking about going back to Hot Springs to experience that joy one more time.


Posted by joy (seattle) on 06/26/2021
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Yes, I did that bath and was itchy and didn't feel well for a few days.. too much salt absorbed thru my skin. Does anyone else notice their urine is slightly green after taking a Borax bath? What is being taken out of the body in this detox that would make a faint green color.

Posted by Julie (Ga) on 09/04/2020

Are you still convinced that Borax works for LS? Have you spoken to your doctor about it?

Thank you.

Sea Salt, Epsom Salt + Baking Soda
Posted by PB (NC) on 03/09/2019
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I have been using dead sea salt, pink Himalayan salt and Epsom salts and baking soda (equal parts of each) since last spring with wonderful results. I soak 20 minutes or longer sometimes 3-4 times a week. I add essential oils, lavender, rose and store them in a huge glass jar in the bathroom. I noticed it has helped quite a bit with my fibromyalgia and arthritis. Sometimes I will use bentonite clay aka Montmorillonite for other baths. I found a little book on amazon called "Not Just a Room With a Bath" by Dr. Keith Souter published in 1995. I found it helpful. It lists the different things that can be added to a bath and what the benefits are as well as bath remedies. I am still searching for that perfect bath book that lists everything for every aliment!

Turmeric Baths
Posted by Jack Sparrow (India) on 06/24/2018

As turmeric has anti-inflammatory properties it is applied for detox purpose as well as turmeric enhances the beauty.

It makes the skin glow and helps to reduce breakouts. it is a daily ingredient in our lives. if you mix turmeric in your food it can help you fight Alzheimer's.

Posted by Lori (Onalaska, Wi) on 10/12/2017


I am currently using Ancient Secrets Bath Salts from the dead Sea. That has been the last three weeks. Before that I was using a Celtic Sea Salt bath brine fluid. I really think the eye goop that I notice after my detox bath may have started to occur about two months ago when I gave up commercial shampoo and conditioner for diluted baking soda and diluted apple cider vinegar. Since my eye ability has decreased so much I wonder if I have a more serious problem.

Posted by Lori (Onalaska, Wi) on 10/11/2017
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I was wondering if you could shed some light. I have recently made many changes to my health care. Most are natural with the addition of superfoods. My eye strength has plummeted in recent years. Since I started taking detox baths (soaking in salts for about twenty minutes) I have noticed stringy goop in my eyes when I am done bathing. I have to swipe my eye with my finger to remove it. Another relevant change that could have some affect is that I quit commercial shampoo and conditioner and replaced it with diluted baking soda and diluted apple cider vinegar for hair cleansing. I also use it on my skin. Do you have any intelligence to share on this issue? Thanks!

EC: Hi Lori, can you please clarify what you mean by "salts"? Pure epsom salt? Sea salt? Epsom Salt combined with other ingredients?

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by A J (New South Wales) on 06/21/2017
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I tried absolutely everything with molluscum contagiosum. I thought I was doing the right thing by using the creams the doctors had prescribed because naturally you assume that they know what they're doing. But like you- my daughter got progressively worse. Blistering and large red rashes spread rapidly. I did a a full bath with about a litre of apple cider vinegar and she bathed in it two days in a row, once daily for approximately 20 minutes. They were turning dark brown- and dying the next day. You wouldn't believe my relief after already battling this with another child for about 12 months! Apple cider vinegar will be your savior!

Epsom Salt and Baking Soda Bath
Posted by Mama To Many (Tn) on 11/14/2016
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When we have a long weekend, I find that little ones can be extra cranky on Mondays. (It helps to have more patience when you remember this, too! )

Today at 5 pm my 5 year old was melting down. He was crying and fussing about I don't recall what. It wasn't time for dinner yet and he had had a snack a bit earlier, so I didn't think he was hungry. (A good protein snack is really helpful for hungry and cranky little ones, just as an aside.)

Anyway it was too early to put him to bed and besides, he would need dinner.

So, I gave him a bath. I put about a half a cup of baking soda and half a cup of Epsom salt in the tub and added some bubble bath. (Nutribiotic makes one that is good. Regular bubble bath can cause UTI's.)

He soaked and played for a good half and hour and forgot about his troubles. I dried him off and dressed him and he was good to go until dinner and long after. I forgot about his earlier grumpies until I was telling my husband about the day.

A baking soda, epsom salt bubble bath would probably help a cranky adult, too. :)

~Mama to Many~

P.S. Do not leave small children unattended in the tub!

Molluscum Contagiousum
Posted by Newtoonquine (Uk) on 08/07/2016
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Hi, both my boys, 9 and 3, had molluscum contagiosum. I've been using Dead Sea salt baths and it worked within a week for the 9 year old but hasn't for the youngest so I'm going to try Apple Cider Vinegar next. Thought you might like to know that Dead Sea salt is an option. I bought in bulk from Amazon as it is very expensive in small batches.

Posted by Timh (KY) on 09/16/2014 2072 posts

As a replacement for the oral route for borax, I use 1/4 cup Borax in a whole body hot bath w/ also 1/4 cup Epsom Salt and 1/4 cup Baking Soda. This is a good bit of Sodium so one would be wise to also take a Potassium supplement or drink up on the Apple Juice.

Turmeric Baths
Posted by Sunita (Clovis, California) on 10/13/2011
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Here's another help turmeric provides, I was given turmeric baths for the duration of measles outbreak as a child and gave my own four children turmeric baths when they had chicken pox, helps heal quicker and cools body so it doesn't itch as much.

Have used turmeric powder mixed with fresh lemon juice as a face mask for as long as I can remember. Needless to say, I am reaping the benefits.

No wonder the Hindu's rub turmeric all over the bride and the groom's body in preparation for marriage. I am not sure exactly what the benefits are but it's been done for centuries. I find that interesting, would like to know why it is done.

Posted by Francisca (Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France) on 04/14/2010

An interesting recipe I saw yesterday on a BBC program (Grow your own drugs):

Chamomile Bath Milk

NOTE: For the coconut cream, buy either tins or blocks of creamed coconut and follow the instructions to make it up into liquid form.

30g dried chamomile flowers (or 60g fresh)
500ml sunflower oil
20 drops of lavender essential oil
100ml coconut cream

1. Mix the chamomile flowers and sunflower oil together in a glass heat-proof bowl. Cover and place the bowl above a pan of simmering water. Simmer gently away for 1 hour, being careful the pan does not boil dry (make sure there is no gap between the pan and bowl), then leave to cool.

2. Once cool, strain the oil and discard the spent flowers. Stir in the lavender essential oil. The resultant chamomile and lavender-scented oil also makes a brilliant soothing skin and massage oil that will keep for up to 1 year.

3. To transform the floral oil into a dispersing bath milk: whisk the oil 1 tablespoon at a time into the coconut cream, making sure the mixture is thoroughly combined between additions of oil. You should end up with a rich milk, about the consistency of double cream. All you've got to do then is bottle it up.

USE: Pour 100-200ml of the milk into the bath. Can be used for adults, also children aged 2-16.

STORAGE: Keep refrigerated, and use within 1 month.