Entertainment Fashion & Style 5 Bath Recipes to Soothe Hangovers Hair of the Dog? Chill in a Hot Tub Share PINTEREST Email Print self-care-relax-candles-bath-Eastphoto/The Image Bank/Getty Images.jpg Fashion & Style Skincare Advice Accessories Tops & Sweaters Dresses Skirts Jeans Pants Outerwear Lingerie & Swimwear Do It Yourself Shoes Makeup Hair Fragrance Tattoos and Body Piercings Kids and Teens Bumps & Babies Learn More By Gerrie Summers Contributing Writer Beloit College Gerrie Summers is a freelance travel and beauty writer who has more than 30 years of writing experience. our editorial process Twitter Twitter Gerrie Summers Updated March 23, 2018 After a night of drinking, you can feel miserable. Your headaches, you feel nauseous and your body is totally out of whack. You've probably been told to drink a lot of water and a host of other hangover remedies and cures. Getting inside a hot tub of water is an excellent way to ease some of the symptoms of a hangover. Hot water combined with certain bath ingredients can be calming and can also help with soothing an upset stomach or help a headache melt away. What follows are five bath recipes to soothe a hangover. While hot water can be very relaxing, don’t make the water too hot. The bath shouldn’t be above normal body temperature. Also if you have diabetes, high blood pressure or some other medical treatment, make sure that a hot bath, as well as the essential oils used, are safe for you. Part of your distress is caused by dehydration, so while soaking, sip water with lemon (which is detoxifying) or coconut water, which has electrolytes and other things that a dehydrated body needs after a night of indulgence. Some of the recipes are designed to help you sweat out toxins, so you should drink water before, during and after the bath. You might also want a cool hand or face towel on hand to place on your forehead during the bath if you feel your body getting too hot. Bathtub Gintle Soak Ingredients: 5 drops fennel oil3 drops juniper oil8 drops rosemary oil1,000 mg (2 tbsp) ascorbic acid vitamin c crystals Directions: Fill the bath with water. Pour ingredients into the bath water and swish around. This recipe is adapted from Water Magic by Mary Muryn. The author mentioned that during the Roaring Twenties bootleggers made illegal liquor in their bathtubs, hence the term “Bathtub Gin.” While some of the bathtub gin might have been distilled and fermented in tubs during the Prohibition Era, the term probably came about because the opening of the jugs used to ferment the gin were too large for regular taps. In order to add water, the jugs were filled using a larger bathtub tap. It’s fitting that juniper oil is used in this bath recipe since the cheap bathtub gin was often flavored with juniper berries. Detoxifying Soak Ingredients: 1 cup Epson salt½ cup baking soda2 tbsp mustard powder or wasabi powder2 drops peppermint oil2 drops eucalyptus oil2 drops rosemary oil Directions: Mix ingredients together and then pour in under running water. Hangover Healing Bath Ingredients: Juniper oilGeranium leaf oilLavender oilCardamom seed oil Directions: After filling the bathtub with warm water, stir oils around to mix the oils and then climb inside and relax. Headache Relief Soak Ingredients: 2 drops lavender oil3 drops rosemary oil3 drops lemon oil Directions: Fill the tub and add the oils. Mix well. You can also add Epsom salts to help disperse the oils. Invigorating & Balancing Bath Ingredients: 4 drops lemon oil2 drops fennel oil2 drops lavender oil Directions: Add oils to the water after filling the bathtub and swish around thoroughly. About the Ingredients Baking soda also helps detoxify the body.Cardamom oil aids the digestive system and eases stomach discomfort and also produces sweating to aid in detoxification.Epsom salts contain sulfates that flush out toxins from the body. In addition, Epsom salts help ease headaches.Eucalyptus oil is stimulating and is good for sore muscles, circulation and to relieve mental fatigue.Fennel oil is restorative and balancing and a detoxifier.Geranium oil promotes balance, calm and tranquility. Note: Floral scents can make some people with hangovers feel sicker. Juniper oil is restorative, refreshing and harmonizing and also helps one overcome fatigueLemon oil is uplifting and invigorating, as well as detoxifying.Mustard or wasabi powder is good for increasing circulation and stimulating the sweat glands and flush out toxins.Peppermint oil is invigorating and helps reduce mental fatigue.Rosemary oil is rejuvenating, stimulating and helps alleviate stress and eases headachesVitamin C crystals help disperse the oils, but also neutralize chlorine and chloramine found in some tap water. Vitamin C also helps stimulate the production of collagen and promote healthy skin.