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.
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
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 pregnancy.
Epsom salt should be at your local pharmacy. Baking soda (need I say it?) is available at your supermarket.
My go-to supplier for aromatherapy recipe ingredients is Mountain Rose Herbs. They have good products at excellent prices, and their staff is always friendly and helpful. Here's some quick links to the ingredients you'll need for this epsom salt bath recipe...
And then why not try making these other easy recipes to relieve pain or headaches - and last but not least, more scented bath salts...
Want to find a recipe using a certain essential oil? Use the Search Box below.
For example, simply type in "eucalyptus" (without the quotes) and hit Search. Every page on this website that includes the word Eucalyptus will pop up. Poke through them and decide which recipe to try next.