Looking for a good spring pick-me-up? A long, hot soak with these detoxifying bath salts will relieve water retention and stimulate circulation (especially when paired with dry-brushing). Try this triple-ginger salt detox bath DIY before a big event or whenever you’re feeling a little sluggish. The best part is making a batch takes all of two minutes! Here’s how to do it.
Step 1: To start, gather your ingredients. You’ll need: 1 cup Epsom salts, 1/3 cup baking soda, 2 tablespoons powdered ginger, 2 tablespoons dried ginger and 10 drops each of ginger and lemon essential oils.
Step 2: Grab a bowl and stir everything together.
Step 3: Transfer to an airtight container. Since I’m planning on gifting these triple-ginger salt detox bath batches, I’m storing these salts in small jam jars with about 1/2 cup of salts in each. When you’re ready to use, add 1/2 cup of the mixture to a hot bath and soak that stress away.
Before you shop: Detoxing from a night on the town? Add a portion of these salts to a hot bath and soak for at least 20 minutes. Make sure to have a glass of water or tea by your side to boost rehydration.
Editor by day and the voice of High Plains Thrifter by night, Meghan McAndrews is known for her weekly nacho night get-togethers and ongoing commitment to bringing big hair back. In her free time, she can be found scouring church-basement rummage sales, cooking in her kitchen or daubing it up at the bingo hall.