Nothing feels better than a detox bath after a workout. Besides soothing sore muscles, salt baths have plenty of other benefits. They can help you relax, sleep better and even kick a cold faster when they contain ingredients like eucalyptus or peppermint. They’re also great for relieving sinus pressure and any bloating you may be experiencing. The common denominator in all of them is the minerals in the salts that help the body to detox and restore its pH balance.
Bath salts have long been a go-to solution for sore muscles, but these glamorous versions feel a little more luxe than your run-of-the-mill Epsom salt bath. Which will you try?
The turmeric one
While the Kaia Naturals Turmeric Hot Bath contains salt to help with pain post-workout, it also has mustard seed powder, which is known to soothe sore muscles. Turmeric helps with circulation and drawing out toxins. Camphor also helps with circulation, but, more importantly, it has been known to help with muscle spasms. What could be better after a vigorous workout?
Buy it now: Turmeric Hot Bath from Kaia Naturals, $12
The “basic” one
Herbivore Botanicals Detox Bath Salts pack a lot of punch with just four ingredients. Sea salt, Cambrian blue clay, lavender and eucalyptus are combined to create a bath detox that smells good and feels even better. The eucalyptus opens up the sinuses, while blue clay helps draw out impurities in the skin.
Buy it now: DETOX Soaking Salts from Herbivore Botanicals, $18
The magical one
Mineral-rich salts from the Dead Sea are the star ingredient of Red Flower Neroli Cypress High Atlas Mineral Soak. In tandem with Moroccan red clay, the fragrant and deeply detoxing bath soak will transport you far away after a long day. The fragrance contains cedar, clove, patchouli and bergamot, which is somehow magically grounding and invigorating at once.
Buy it now: Neroli Cypress High Atlas Mineral Soak from Red Flower, $52
The luxe one
African Botanics Kalahari Desert Detox Bath Salts are a luxe treat made of desert sea salts and seaweed packed with minerals. Juniper and lemongrass give it an other-worldly and invigorating fragrance. The formula also contains Buchu leaf from South Africa, which is used medicinally as an anti-inflammatory with numerous health benefits.
Buy it now: Kalahari Desert Detox Bath Salts from African Botanics, $75
The one to try after a long day
The aptly-named Goop Martini Emotional Detox Bath Soak contains Passion Flower and Valerian Root to help calm the nervous system and help you achieve a restful night’s sleep.
Chia seed oil leaves the body feeling soft and supple and is packed with omega fatty acids that are good for the skin.
Buy it now: “The Martini” Emotional Detox Bath Soak from Goop, $35