Easy recipe for soothing bath salts!
I truly love when I have the time to take a bath – and for aches and pains, I always add Epsom salts for the added benefits of healing.
According to WebMD, people use Epsom salt baths as a home treatment for:
Arthritis pain and swelling
Bruises and sprains
Fibromyalgia, a condition that makes your muscles, ligaments, and tendons hurt, and causes tender points throughout your body
Psoriasis, a disease that causes red, itchy, scaly skin
Sore muscles after working out
Soreness from diarrhea during chemotherapy
Sunburn pain and redness
Tired, swollen feet
Pretty convincing list, right?
I started mixing my own recipe a few years ago – and then came up with a cute label design because I wanted to be able to gift the mixture during the holiday season. They have ended up being wonderful and easy gifts at other times of the year, too – especially at my kid’s schools!
A recipe for Lavender-Mint bath salts is below, but you can use other essential oils that are also safe for skin. Just remember to do your due diligence when researching the safety and purity of essential oils.
Lavender-Mint scented bath salts
ingredients and instructions:
4 cups of Epsom Salts
1/2 cup of sea salt (optional)
25 – 30 drops of lavender oil
3/4 cup baking soda
* Apple Cider Vinegar to use later when running your bath
Mix all ingredients in a large bowl and then transfer to air-tight containers.
I use 1/2 cup of salts per bath, plus 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar.
If you, or someone you’re gifting, doesn’t take baths – this also makes an amazing foot soak.
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