Calming and Relaxing Detox Bath for Kids
Detox baths are great for adults and kids. They are also fun and relaxing. We are exposed to so many chemicals on a daily basis that a good detox bath can aide in supporting the flushing out of built up toxins in our bodies. Detox bath with high quality essential oils can also help support our immune systems, support improvement in concentration, support the nerves and muscles in our bodies to function at their best, and lastly can help promote relaxation and sleep.
Epsom salt is a great source of magnesium which our bodies need and getting this through food is very difficult while it easily absorbs through the skin. Baking soda is a great addition because it will help neutralize any chemicals that are in the water including chlorine. You can leave out baking soda if you know you have filtered water. Coconut oil is a fantastic all natural moisturizer that has it’s own set of health properties. It also is supportive to essential oils because it can act as a binding agent and get the essential oils to stick and absorb in the skin. And of course essential oils are all natural plant based solutions that provide natural health benefits.
This recipe is for children that are under 60 pounds in weight. If they weigh more than 60 pounds, double the recipe and if they weigh more than 100 pounds triple the recipe.
- 1/2 cup epsom salt
- 1/4 cup baking soda
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 4 drops of Serenity essential oil blend or 2 drops of Lavender essential oil and 2 drops of Cedarwood essential oil
Run a warm to hot bath for your kids. Then add the 1/2 cup of epsom salt, 1/4 cup of baking soda, 1 tablespoon of coconut oil, and essential oils of choice. Let your kiddos play in the tub for twenty minutes. Don’t use any shampoos or soaps as this detoxing bath will open up their pores and will absorb the chemicals in the body.
For a few alternatives to the calming and relaxing detox bath you may want to try mixing it up for various health benefits. For example try using On Guard protective essential oil blend for an immune boosting detox bath, or you could use DigestZen digestive essential oil blend if you are having digestive issues.