DIY Detox Bath Salts for Feet and Body: Unlock Tranquility

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Introducing our guide on DIY Detox Bath Salts for Feet and Body! Elevate your relaxation routine as you unlock tranquility and pamper your senses. This simple and effective recipe combines natural ingredients such as sea salt, Epsom salt, and essential oil to create a luxurious blend.

Immerse yourself in a spa-like experience at home, revitalizing your body and achieving deep relaxation. Follow our easy steps to transform your bath into a soothing oasis.

Ingredients Needed

  • Sea salt
  • Epsom salt
  • Tea tree essential oil
  • Fragrance oil, to your preference
  • Mica color powders, blue and purple, or whatever pair you prefer

Choose high-quality ingredients to boost the effectiveness and safety of your DIY beauty products. Also, where an essential oil is included in my recipes, I utilize either of two types of essential oils: pure, if added in drops, or diluted, if mixed in grams.

Tools Needed

  • Measuring cups (1 cup, 1/2 cup)
  • 2 bowls
  • Tablespoon
  • Wooden popsicle sticks
  • 200-milliliter (6.76 US fl oz) glass bottle or container to store your DIY Detox Bath Salts

Prior to use, ensure that both your utensils and containers are properly cleaned and disinfected. Wash them with warm soapy water, dry with a tissue, and then sanitize by spraying with 70% medical alcohol. Wipe them clean and let them air dry before use.

Steps: DIY Detox Bath Salts

1- Begin with 1 cup of sea salt in a bowl.

DIY Detox Bath Salts. Add sea salt
Add sea salt

2- Add 1/2 cup of Epsom salt.

DIY Detox Bath Salts. Add Epsom salt
Add Epsom salt

3- Mix the salts thoroughly with a popsicle stick.

4- Split the contents into two parts, to apply different colors.

DIY Detox Bath Salts. Split the contents into two parts
Split the contents into two parts

5- Add 5 drops of tea tree essential oil to each part.

DIY Detox Bath Salts. Add tea tree essential oil to each part
Add tea tree essential oil to each part

6- Add to each part 10 drops of a fragrance oil that you prefer.

7- Mix each thoroughly.

8- Using the tip of a popsicle stick, add a touch of mica color powder: here, I am using blue color for one part, and purple for the other. You can use any color you like.

DIY Detox Bath Salts. Add a touch of mica color powder
Add a touch of mica color powder

9- Mix the contents of each part rigorously.

DIY Detox Bath Salts. Blue and purple colors
Blue and purple colors

10- To store the bath salts, use a glass bottle or container and layer the two colors, alternating between the blue and purple salts, till you fill the bottle up. This results in an attractive and visually appealing package for the bath salts.

DIY Detox Bath Salts. Layer of blue
Layer of blue
DIY Detox Bath Salts. Layer of purple
Layer of purple

11- Your DIY Detox Bath Salts are now ready for use. Time to relax!

DIY Detox Bath Salts. Final product
DIY Detox Bath Salts. Final product

How to Use: DIY Detox Bath Salts

Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to use the DIY Detox Bath Salts for both the body and the feet:

For Body in Bathtub:

  1. Prepare Your Bath: Fill your bathtub with warm water to your desired level.
  2. Add the DIY Detox Bath Salts: Drop the desired amount (1/2 cup or 1 cup) of the DIY Detox Bath Salts directly into the running water. Stir the water to help the salts dissolve.
  3. Immerse Yourself: Gently immerse your body into the bath, allowing the salts to envelop you.
  4. Relax: Close your eyes, breathe deeply, and enjoy the soothing experience. Stay in the bath for 20-30 minutes.
  5. Rinse: After soaking, rinse off with clean water.

For Feet:

  1. Prepare a Foot Soak: Fill a basin or a large bowl with warm water.
  2. Add the DIY Detox Bath Salts: Dissolve a small amount of the salts in the warm water, stirring until well mixed.
  3. Soak Your Feet: Place your feet into the basin and relax. Soak for at least 15-20 minutes.
  4. Enjoy the Relaxation: Let the salts work their magic on your feet, promoting relaxation and rejuvenation.
  5. Dry and Moisturize: After soaking, pat your feet dry and apply your favorite moisturizer.

Incorporate these steps into your routine for a spa-like experience whether you’re treating your whole body or just your tired feet.

DIY Detox Bath Salts. Bathtub with bath salts and lemon slices


Here are the benefits of using DIY Detox Bath Salts:

  1. Relieves Stress and Tension: The combination of sea salt and Epsom salt helps to relax muscles, easing tension and reducing stress.
  2. Promotes Detoxification: These bath salts encourage sweating, aiding in the elimination of toxins from the body, promoting overall detoxification.
  3. Improves Sleep Quality: The calming effects of the salts, coupled with the soothing fragrance, can contribute to a more restful and rejuvenating sleep.
  4. Softens and Nourishes Skin: Tea tree essential oil provides a refreshing and cleansing element, promoting skin health and a revitalized feeling.
  5. Enhances Circulation: The warm water and salts stimulate blood flow, promoting better circulation throughout the body.
  6. Eases Aches and Pains: Ideal for soothing sore muscles and alleviating minor aches and pains, making it a perfect post-workout or after a long day.
  7. Creates a Spa-Like Experience at Home: Enjoy the luxury of a spa without leaving your home, fostering a sense of well-being and relaxation.
  8. Uplifts Mood: The chosen fragrance oil adds an aromatherapeutic element, uplifting your mood and creating a serene atmosphere.
  9. Foot Care: Perfect for foot soaks, the salts rejuvenate tired feet, soften calluses, and leave your feet feeling refreshed.
  10. Customizable: Easily adapt the recipe with different fragrance oils or colors to suit your personal preferences.

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Video How-To on My Channel | Jinane World

The steps to make the DIY Detox Bath Salts are demonstrated between the timestamps 1m09s and 9m24s of this video,

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