Eucalyptus Epsom Salt Bath Recipe
A cool, refreshing recipe for making bath salts
that boost energy and relieve cold symptoms
Ease your tired, achy muscles with this energizing epsom salt bath recipe.
This refreshing recipe for making bath salts helps relieve pain by reducing inflammation,
relaxing tight muscles and lifting your mood. You may also find it's good for relieving headaches.
In addition, lemongrass, eucalyptus and rosemary clear your mind and revive your flagging energy -
a great pick-me-up when you're feeling down.
Use this epsom salt bath recipe when you have a cold to help clear your stuffy nose and chest congestion.
Eucalyptus Epsom Salt Bath Recipe
- 3 cups Epsom Salt
- 1/2 cup Baking Soda
- 6 drops Bergamot OR Palmarosa essential oil
- 6 drops Lemongrass essential oil
- 2 drops Eucalyptus essential oil
- 2 drops Rosemary essential oil
- Optional: 10 drops green food coloring
Note: For dōTerra essential oils
only use 3 drops each bergamot and lemongrass and 1 drop of eucalyptus and rosemary.
dōTerra oils are more therapeutic than other essential ols, so you don't need as many drops to get the healing effects.
- Mix Epsom salt and baking soda together in a bowl using a metal spoon (a wooden spoon will absorb the essential oils and be ruined.)
- Drop in the essential oils and food coloring, placing each drop in its own little spot on top of the salts. Stir until thoroughly mixed.
- Store mixture in a dark glass or PET plastic jar.
Let cure at least 24 hours before using.
- Use about one cup of homemade bath salts per bath. This salt bath recipe makes enough for three baths.
"I love the eucalyptus bath salts - especially when I have a cold. Do you think it's safe to
put the bath salts in a sachet under my pillow to help me breathe at night?"
What a great idea! It's totally safe and an easy, natural way to keep your airways clear while you're sleeping. Thanks, Karen!
Do not increase the amount of essential oils.
A little goes a long way, and Eucalyptus can be toxic at high concentrations.
Also, do not use this salt bath recipe if you have high blood pressure or epilepsy
(eucalyptus and rosemary are contraindicated for them.)
Click here for essential oil safety in pregancy.
Where to Buy Bath Salt Ingredients
Epsom salt should be at your local pharmacy. Baking soda (need I say it?) is available at your supermarket.
My first choice for essential oils, especially when you're using them to deal with illness, is dōTERRA.
Their Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade essential oils are the best I have ever used, and I find they work better and faster than any other oils.
Click to see why I like them or
shop for dōTERRA essential oils. (Click on "Shop for Products" at the top right.)
My other go-to guys for aromatherapy recipe ingredients is
Mountain Rose Herbs. They have good products at excellent prices, and their staff is always friendly and helpful.
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