Natural Wellness with Julie Reneaud

Essential Oil Detox Bath Soak

Do you like to get in a deep soaker tub and let your stress simply melt away? What about a taking a nice warm bath to soothe your sore tired legs…or a foot soak?

Well, this recipe will be just what you are looking for. Essential oil bath soaks are so easy to make and very therapeutic for your mind and your muscles.

When you’re soaking in a hot bath, your skin pores open, and your body absorbs essential oils even more. This can really help boost the natural benefits of essential oils.

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Ingredients for a Detox bath soak include Epsom salts, Essential Oils, and Baking Soda. We are all exposed to so many toxins as we live our lives. Using these simple items while soaking in a tub can be so relaxing and healing.

Epsom Salts

When dissolved in water, Epsom salts release magnesium into your bath water. Magnesium is a mineral that helps with sleep, relaxation, exercise recovery, detoxification, and pain reduction.  For more about Epsom Salt read “Epsom Salt Benefits and Uses“.

Essential Oils

Essential oils are concentrated plant extracts that have a multitude of physical, mental, and spiritual uses. Throughout global history, essential oils have been used for their healing and medicinal properties.

If you have questions about how to use essential oils, read ‘Essential Oils FAQ.”

To get a wholesale starter kit of 100% pure essential oils from Young Living, read “Get Started with Essential Oils“.

Baking Soda

Baking soda is a mixture of sodium and bicarbonate ions. It dissolves fully in water and helps to remove bacteria, odors, and acidity making it great for the skin. Plus, it also aids in detoxification.

Now, let’s mix this together for a fabulous detox bath soak.



Essential Oil Detox Bath


  • 1/2 cup of Epsom Salt
  • 1/4 cup of Baking Soda
  • 6 drops of lavender oil
  • 3 drops of frankincense oil
  • 2 drops of rosemary oil


  1. Blend Epsom Salt and baking soda in a bowl.
  2. Add Essential oils as desired.
  3. Place into a sealed container until ready for use.
  4. You can store this mixture for a few weeks before use. It makes great for a gift!


For detox baths, I prefer the essential oils above. But,  you can choose any combination of essential oils for the benefit you desire. Here are a few options below….

SLEEP: Lavender, Roman Chamomile, Vetiver, Valerian Oils, Cedarwood

RESPIRATORY: Peppermint, Eucalyptus, Hyssop, Myrtle

SKIN: Rosemary, Frankincense, Lavender, Geranium, Myrhh, Sandalwood, Tea Tree

STRESS: Lavender, Ylang Ylang, Patchouli, Bergamot, Cedarwood, Frankincense, Sandalwood



WARNING: Hot water can lead to increased absorption of essential oils. This will increase benefits, but also negative effects; such as skin sensitivity. Be sure to test your oils on your skin first and avoid using essential oils on young children during bath time. Also, be extra careful with “hot” oils in your bath (such as cinnamon, oregano, thyme).



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