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.

 

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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.

 

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To ease sore muscles

Everyday life can leave you feeling achy and tired, and sometimes we all need a break. Luckily, there are some ideal essential oils for easing sore muscles, leaving you feeling energised, refreshed and ready to take on the world.

If you’re suffering from achy muscles or back pain, try adding a blend of rosemary, chamomile and lavender essential oils to your bath. These essential oils have been proven to act as analgesics whilst reducing muscle spasms and inflammation. Not only that, but they will also help to draw the toxins from your body, giving your liver and kidneys a boost.

You can increase the impact by also adding Epsom salt to your bath. The high magnesium and sulphate content of this salt can help relieve your sore muscles whilst also reducing any inflammation.

 

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To treat your skin

If you find your skin feeling dry or breaking out and your nails lacking shine, try adding a few drops of tea tree oil to your detox bath. This essential oil has many healing and energising properties, as well as being great for your skin and nails.

Tea tree essential oil has amazing antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal and anti-inflammatory properties, making it somewhat of a star when it comes to detoxification. It helps to remove the toxins from your skin whilst aiding in the generation of new skin cells. This will leave your skin soft, clearer and glowing whilst helping to boost your energy levels.

 

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