How To Get Rid Of The Flu Fast: Detox Bath

How to get rid of the flu fast with this DIY detox bath. This detox recipe is quick and easy and you probably have everything you need in your pantry. How to available on The Bewitchin’ Kitchen.

How To Get Rid Of The Flu Fast, that’s always a question I search when I feel like I’m getting sick. There’s never really a clear answer. Thursday I began to show some minor flu symptoms: headache, body aches and just not feeling 100%. Then Saturday came, and I felt like I was knocking on deaths door. I had big shopping plans on Sunday and didn’t have time to milk a flu so I took matters into my own hands and made a DIY Detox Bath. I originally got the idea from The DIY Guinea Pig, but changed up the measurements and added sea salt (I read somewhere that it’s good to add sea salt to detox baths).

DIY Detox Bath

A detox bath is simple to create and you probably have the ingredients you need around the house.

  • 1-2 cups of Epsom salts (you can get these really cheap at
  • 1 cup Baking soda
  • 2 tbsps powdered ginger (I’m sure ginger root would be best, but I was too lazy to cut it up)
  • 1/2 cup sea salt (optional)

Draw your bath as hot as you can stand it. Pour ingredients into bath and soak for 40 minutes. They say the first 20 minutes is to detoxify and the last 20 is so your skin can absorbed the minerals. You should be having a good sweat in this time, be sure to hydrate during your bath. I drank two glasses before, one during and two after.

When you get out of the tub, do so slowly. You are more then likely light headed at this time. Dry off and wrap yourself in a towel and cover in a robe. I took it a step further cuddled up on the couch with a blanket. You will feel very warm for at least an hour afterwards. You want to keep sweating it out!

DO NOT put lotion or anything on your skin after and don’t eat immediately after. Give yourself that hour to let your body do it’s thing.

I felt much better after doing the detox bath, not 100% but well enough to have pizza for dinner and to participate in a 12 hour shopping day on Sunday.

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  1. says

    Thanks! Flu season just seems to be extending and extending… Maybe it’s the super viruses going around. I’m an expert on cleansing and detoxing, and baths are one of my favorite detoxes. Besides baths, you can also drink 2 TBS Apple Cider Vinegar, 1/4 teaspoon baking soda in 6 ounce of water 3x a day before or during the flu. This will help knock out the bug.
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  3. says

    We have been a big believer in Epsom salt baths for years, except we use 1 cup for each bath. It’s great for sore muscles and colds too. We have a huge glass jar full of Epson salt in our bathrrom so that it’s there all the time! It’s a great natural way get the toxins out of your body! Thanks for sharing!
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  4. Jodi says

    I used this bath recipe for my 6 year today, who is sick with the flu. It worked amazingly. It was the only thing that has brought her fever down in a couple of days. So, my question is, how often can she do this?

    • says

      I’m not too sure Jodi, I do something similar almost daily (no ginger added) as Epsom salts can take out toxins. Maybe just once a day and make sure she has a lot of water? I only did it once while I was sick, and then I was better. It makes you sweat, I think that’s the key. So I just recommend lots of fluids to keep her hydrated with the bath.

  5. kathy irey says

    Kathy Irey, since I’ve had 2 knee replacement and a hip I’m unable to get in or out of a bath tub any other way I can get the detox going.

    • says

      I would just recommend popping Vitamin C and having hot showers to raise your temperature to get the white blood cells going. Maybe make a sugar scrub with some ginger?

  6. Treen Goodwin says

    wow i gotta write this down and remember it for next time Hubby or i get the flu , the flu bug is awful :? thanks for sharing :)

  7. Linda Bragg says

    This is interesting and I am pinning this to my pintrest board to have for future reference!! Great info and will definitely use IF I ever get the flu~~


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