But which essential oils should you choose for your detox bath, and what benefits will each of them impart?
In this article, we’ll talk you through some of the best essential oils for a detox bath, as well as some of our top tips for creating the perfect detox bathing experience.
What is a detox?
Why do our bodies need to detox?
For the ultimate stress-detox
If you’re looking to rid your mind and body of stress and pressure - and we know stress is a major source of toxicity - lavender essential oil is ideal. With a gentle scent, this essential oil promotes balance and relaxation of the mind whilst helping to reduce stress. Not only that, but lavender oil has been proven to aid sleep, helping you to have a more restful night.
If you’re looking for the ultimate relaxation experience, combine lavender oil with frankincense essential oil. Frankincense is a calming scent that helps to ease anxiety and calm your nerves. Along with lavender oil, this is a powerful combination that will leave you feeling calm, relaxed and serene.
To boost your immune system
If you’re feeling under the weather, Eucalyptus oil is a great choice for your detox bath. Eucalyptus oil has been proven to be antibacterial, antifungal, antimicrobial and analgesic, making it a powerful detoxing tool for purifying your body and getting you back on track when you’re feeling run down.
The antibacterial properties of Eucalyptus oil make it ideal for when you’re suffering from a cold or flu, helping to open your airways, relieve your blocked nose and ease your respiratory symptoms. That’s why you’ll find Eucalyptus oil in many commercial cold and flu remedies.
Not only that, but Eucalyptus oil can also help to soothe irritated skin and treat conditions such as dandruff, fungal infections and lice. Eucalyptus also boosts skin ceramide production, and ceramides are important for retaining moisture and protecting your skin!
The refreshing and invigorating scent of Eucalyptus oil helps to stimulate and awaken your senses, leaving you feeling energised and recharged when you need it the most. You’ll find your mind transported to a Bali beach which you’ll want to enjoy for hours. Be sure to play some calming music, and choose your favourite book to enjoy as you lay back and soak up the benefits of Eucalyptus oil.