Detox Bath For Inflammation

Feeling sore, tired, low on magnesium, or simply trying to get rid of inflammation? Here is a simple detox bath for inflammation recipe that you can try after a stressful day at work. This detox bath recipe will help lighten up your mood, restore your energy, and relieve your skin of harmful toxins.

Although harmful and probably the main cause of arthritis, inflammation is the body’s way of telling you that it is fighting off a virus or bacteria. People with a strong immune system usually do not require medication to fight off inflammation but if your symptoms persist or worsen, please seek medical advice. 

Detox Bath For Inflammation

Detox Bath For Inflammation

The following detox bath recipe can help you get rid of inflammation, sore muscles, pain, splinters, and ingrown toenails. Taking a detox bath at least once per week can provide your body with magnesium, smoothen your skin, help you relax, and rid your body of stress and toxins. You can also lose weight with detox baths as well.

Detox Bath For Inflammation Recipe


  • A full tub of hot water
  • 2 cups of Epsom salt
  • Loofah
  • 2-3 drops of lavender essential oil (optional)
  • 1 glass of water

Preparation & Usage:

Open up the hot water and dissolve the Epsom salt under the running water so that it mixes well in the water. Make sure you do not use water that is over 102 degrees. Add in the lavender oil and soak in it for 12-20 minutes. Scrub your skin with the loofah smoothly and rinse to remove the salt from your skin. Drink the glass of water while soaking in the hot tub to prevent dehydration and help you wash out toxins.

Detox Bath For Inflammation

Do Detox Baths Really Work?

Yes, detox baths help reduce stress, sore muscles, and pain. People suffering from inflammation can benefit greatly from a detox bath that contains Epsom salt. Epsom salt contains magnesium sulfate which helps with relaxation when combined with warm or hot water and used orally.

Detox baths containing Epsom salt can also help balance magnesium in the skin for those with low levels of magnesium. People suffering from ingrown toenails or splinters can use Epsom salt detox baths to find relief as well.

What To Expect After A Detox Bath?

After taking a detox bath, you will feel tired and sleepy due to the relaxing effect caused by the warm water and Epsom salt. If done correctly, a detox bath will help relieve excess water from your system, relieve your joint and muscle pains, and lower your stress levels. If you suffer from constipation or dry and rough skin, you can also expect to see positive results after a 20-minute Epsom salt detox bath.

How Often Should You Take A Detox Bath?

Baths with Epsom salt should be done at least once per week for the first month, after that, taking a detox bath once per month is recommended for Maintainance. People with health conditions should consult a doctor doing detox baths regularly. If you experience any side effects from the bath, please refrain from doing the baths until you consult with your doctor. 

How Do You Know If A Detox Bath Is Working?

If you feel relaxed or find that the bath has relieved some of your symptoms, you know the bath is working. If you find that your initial symptoms persist, it’s time to seek medical advice.

Epsom Salt Bath Side Effects

Generally, when done correctly, Epsom salt baths do not have side effects but in some cases, people have reported having some or all of the following side effects due to magnesium sulfate overdose.

  • Nausea
  • Flushed skin
  • Headache
  • Lightheadedness
  • Blurred vision
  • Slow heartbeat
  • Weakness
  • Breathing problems
  • Dizziness
  • Fainting

If you have any or all of the symptoms above while on or after a detox bath, please refrain from doing the baths and consult a doctor immediately just to be safe.



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