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Posted by Stephanie on August 26th, 2017

Detox baths can be extremely beneficial in removing harmful toxins from your body or your child's body. Here is our recipe for giving your kiddos a detox bath. 

Everyday Detox Bath for Kids
1/4 cup of baking soda OR 1 teaspoon vitamin C powder
1/2 cup of epsom salt or magnesium flakes (flakes are more easily absorbed by the skin)
1 tablespoon coconut oil or olive oil
Everyday Detox Essential Oil Blend: 2 drops lavender

Immune Boosting Detox Bath for Kids (uses more salt for maximum effectiveness)

¼ cup baking soda OR 1 teaspoon of vitamin C powder(sodium ascorbate)
3/4 cup of epsom salt or magnesium flakes  (flakes are more easily absorbed by the skin)
2 tablespoons of bentonite clay
1 tablespoon coconut oil or olive oil
Essential Oil Blend:  3 drops of Frankincense or Helichrysum


  1. First you want to draw a hot bath. Make the bath as deep as possible, you want as much of the body in the water as possible for maximum effectiveness. (make sure to monitor your child the entire time while in the bath)
  2. If your water isn’t filtered you need to neutralize the chemicals (like chlorine) in your water or the detox bath will not work and your children will absorb toxic chlorine instead of eliminating toxins!  You can neutralize your water 3 ways: 1) Crystal Ball Bath Dechlorinator (good for 200 baths!) OR 2) 1 teaspoon vitamin C powder. OR 3) ¼ cup to 1/2 baking soda.
  3. Add your de-chlorinator of choice to the bath water and let it sit for 5 minutes to neutralize the chlorine.
  4. Mix the epsom salts or magnesium flakes, coconut or olive oil and essential oils in a small bowl or cup.  After the bath is neutralized, add the salts/oils to the bath.
  5. Add bentonite clay if using. Bentonite clay binds to chemicals, including heavy metals, and removes them. To add the clay to your bath, mix it together with water first in a cup to get the clumps out (however you are not supposed to let the clay touch metal so use a wooden or plastic spoon to stir) and then add to bath.
  6. Have your kids get in the bath and let them soak for 20 minutes.
  7. Do not use soaps or personal care products in a detox bath.  During a detox bath your children’s pores are wide open and they will absorb all the chemicals from personal care products if you use them! Skip the soap during a detox bath and just soak and relax!
  8. Detox baths can be done once a week on a regular basis.  During times of illness you might increase the frequency to stimulate immune function.
  9. Make sure your kids stay hydrated with filtered water before and after a detox bath.