Detox Bath in a Jar

I have been taking MANY detox baths this winter. I started taking them back in the fall when I was feeling sick or dealing with aches and pains from raking. Lately, I’ve been taking them because I’ve been battling a cold for what seems like forever. I’ve been applying oils topically, diffusing them, and taking them internally. But, I’m also around kids all day long and everyone is sick, so I don’t think my body had a fighting chance until winter break came around. Just about a week ago I started taking detox baths every other day to try to draw out all of this yuckiness in my body. Boy, did it work!! I wanted to share this gift with others so I decided to give it as a Christmas gift!

But, how to give something like this that requires ingredients in different forms (powder, hardened coconut oil, essential oils…)? I decided to put it all in a mason jar, with the coconut oil in mini muffin liners! I also gave them to people who already had essential oils; you could always give samples of oils along with this gift so that the recipients could benefit from the powers of essential oils too! (my brand of choice)

First, I measured out 3 tablespoons coconut oil and put one in each mini muffin liner. Then, I microwaved them for 30 seconds to melt and placed them in the fridge to harden.

Meanwhile, I mixed 2 cups of epsom salt and 1 cup baking soda in a bowl (following The Paleo Mama’s proportions for an adult over 100lb).

Then, I poured it into the mason jars and topped it off with the 3 muffin liners!


I hot glued a ribbon around them and included a little card the explained different essential oils for different ailments.

detox bath in a jar

Feel free to use the following oil combinations for your own detox bath in a jar kits!! Ask me for more information on blends of oils list below.

Calming: Lavender, Roman Chamomile, Ylang Ylang, a calming blend of essential oils

Emotional well-being: Wild Orange, a calming or grounding blend of essential oils

Feeling sickly: a blend of essential oils that support the immune system, melaleuca, peppermint (to help lower body temperature)

Feeling achy: lemongrass (considered a hot oil – may cause skin irritation if left on skin), a soothing blend of essential oils

Support your immune-system: a special blend of essential oils that support the immune system, lemon, peppermint

Constipation: a blend of essential oils that aids in the digestion of foods, lemon, peppermint

Nausea: ginger, peppermint, a blend of essential oils that aids in the digestion of foods

Sunburn: lavender, melaleuca

Congestion: eucalyptus, peppermint, a blend of essential oils that supports overall respiratory health

As the tub is filling, pour in the powder and add the coconut oil. Add up to 10 drops of a particular oil or combination of oils. The coconut oil will help to disperse the oils, let them cling to your skin, and keep them from clinging to the tub wall.

When you’re finished, either step out of the tub and rub the oils into your skin (the coconut oil will help to moisturize!) or lather up with a chemical-free soap like Dr. Bronner’s castile soap.

Then, go relax some more (if you can!).


Visit my page Essential Oils for more information on how to join the world of essential oils!

Remember that these products have not been tested or approved by the FDA. Any essential oil product, recipe or protocol suggested here is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.


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