With more of us carving out blissful ‘me’ time by soaking in the tub, our bath times are a fantastic way of increasing our well-being. Yet, unbeknown to many, a long luxurious soak in the tub could also boost our immune system.
Detox baths provide astounding healing properties that, as winter approaches, can offer a pick-me-up bathing solution. So, why not consider taking time out and adding a weekly detox bath time to your self-care routine?
Here The Bathroom Showroom looks at the popularity of detox baths to inspire you when running your own.

What Is a Detox Bath?

A detox bath is a gentle but incredibly healing bath session that actively works to reduce the buildup of toxins in the body. Detox baths can also help restore and rejuvenate your body. Some people find that detox baths can help them sleep better at night and concentrate more during the day while improving their skin noticeably. Overall, a detox bath is designed to flush away toxins, thus boosting your overall health and well-being.
Though the results from detox baths are different for individuals, they are undeniably a fantastic balance of soaking in the tub while offering your body that much-needed boost after a long week.
These bath types encourage you to place your body in a completely relaxed state of mind while allowing you to just wind down and stop tensing those muscles after a particularly demanding working week. Promoting healthier skin, improved circulation, and helpful in aiding rest outside of the bath, detox baths particularly improve sleep patterns for most people.

How Often Can I Take a Detox Bath?

Though it’s often a matter of personal preference for best practice, detox baths are most beneficial when taken once a week. Some people like to try them out for size first and then build up their sessions as they go along. Better still, when you’re able to continue with that state of relaxation for some time after getting out of the bath, you ensure you reap the many benefits from your detox and can recover well afterwards.

What Do I Put In A Detox Bath?

Though you can add essential oils to a detox bath for improved ambience, the main ingredient here is Epsom salt. With a high magnesium content level that most of us don't get enough of in natural amounts, Epsom salt is a superb detox addition. 
Releasing magnesium ions into your bath water, this salt type helps the body to use up lactic acid and glucose while enhancing those healing properties. The magnesium element of Epsom salt is then absorbed through the skin

How To Run A Healing Detox Bath

  • Fill your bathtub with warm water and add several drops of your choice of favourite essential oils. You can also add baking soda, ginger, turmeric, tea tree, and eucalyptus at this stage for maximum impact.
  • When you’ve filled your bath to your preferred level, tip two big cups of Epsom salt in, then move the water around to help it dissolve.
  • Get straight into the bath and have a relaxing well-deserved soak for around half an hour to an hour for the maximum benefits.

A Detox Bath Is A Luxurious Treat For The Body and Mind

An amazing way of reaching a total state of relaxation, a detox bath is a perfect way to take care of yourself, physically and mentally, while carving some beneficial ’me’ bathroom time. 
For more bathroom ideas and bathroom inspiration, including creating a spa-like bathroom, choosing bathroom salts, and using essential oils in the bath, take a look at our Rest & Relaxation blog section.