Ginger Detox Bath Soak

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Anybody else out there counting down the days to Spring? The weather starts warming up (at least in Texas!) and it’s inevitable that I start dreaming of beautiful gardens, sweet baby birds, and little kids running around in linen. Unfortunately, while I’m ready for Winter to be done, the cold/flu season isn’t quite done with us yet. The second I start to feel under the weather, I whip up this Ginger Detox Bath Soak and combined with a good night’s rest, I usually feel 10x better in the morning!

Ginger Detox Bath Soak - A Tried & True ProjectThe ingredients for the Ginger Detox Bath Soak are ridiculously easy and you probably have them in your kitchen right now. This recipe does call for a good amount of ginger so make sure to stock up whenever you find it on sale!

When possible, I like to use organic ground ginger but it’s not easy to find so I often do without. I know I can usually find it at specialty grocery stores or World Market (oh darn, an excuse to go to World Market!) Also, spend a little extra and buy raw and organic apple cider vinegar. I’m a big fan of Bragg’s but any ACV that still contains “the mother” (wonderful enzymes that are naturally created during the fermentation process and usually settle at the bottom of the bottle) would work.Ginger Detox Bath Soak - Combine

Ginger Detox Bath Soak

1/3 cup epsom salt
1/3 cup sea salt
1/3 cup baking soda
3 tbsp ground ginger
1 cup apple cider vinegar

Mix together dry ingredients and pour into a comfortably hot running bath with the 1 cup of apple cider vinegar.

Try to soak for at least 45 minutes (or for as long as you can keep the kids at bay!) before rinsing off completely. Rehydrate with water before, during, and after since you will be sweating tons! This soak will make you quite tired so if possible, go to sleep immediately after. The extra sleep will help your body fight off the cold and hopefully you’ll wake up feeling much better!

Ginger Detox Bath Soak - Add Apple Cider Vinegar Disclosure: I am not a medical professional nor do I condone using the internet as a substitute for medical advice. Do not take hot or salt baths if you are hypertensive, pregnant, diabetic, or if you have a history of heart disease. If you are unsure, ask your doctor first. (adapted from here)

Ginger Detox Bath Soak -  Easy Kitchen SuppliesGinger Detox Bath Soak - Make with just a few basic ingredients!



  1. Oh Vanessa this could not have come at a better time. I’ve gained a few lbs. from being snow bound and am feeling very sluggish. I think this is a great thing to jump start a cleansing week. I will be doing this tonight before bed. Thank you for sharing! (I will take all the help I can get. lol.) ~Ann

  2. That sounds so refreshing. I use epsom salt in baths all the time but never thought of “flavouring” it, I’m trying this out next time. Thanks!

  3. This looks awesome! I do a lot of homemade bath salt and makeup myself, so it’s always awesome to see new ways of doing it! You got a new follower on bloglovin’ ūüôā

  4. I use these detox baths but have little results… could it be that the recipes are for normal tubs and since I have a large garden style tub,I need to double the recipe?

  5. I used this detox bath last week. The following day I felt AMAZING! Doing it again tonight. If your going to try this detox bath definately do so before going to bed. It knocked me out & I slept like I haven’t in a long time.


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