I’ve been reading about the benefits of Epsom Bath Salts for a while now, and I love adding them to my bath. Since I have a mild form of muscular dystrophy, I struggle with nerve pain in my legs. I’ve found that taking a hot bath with Epsom Bath Salts helps a lot, and recently I decided to make my own scented Epsom Bath Salt mixture.
What’s better than making your own spa-like products at home without all the icky chemicals you find in store bought bath salts?
Beyond helping you relax in a hot bath, Epsom Salts (Magnesium Sulfate) help relieve stress, ease pain, and even remove toxins from your body. That’s really only the start of what all they can do, and if you look into it, you’ll see a host of ailments the salts can help alleviate.
Usually, I find myself pulled out the salts for sore, achy muscles. I used to mix it into some bubble bath, both for fragrance and the novelty of a bubble bath. But recently, as I have tried to eliminate unnecessary chemicals from my routine, I decided to use a few of my essential oils with my Epsom Salts.
And so, I wound up mixing up some Lavender & Sweet Orange Bath Salts.
Lavender essential oil is pretty much the “Jack of all trades” of the essential oils world. In this mixture, I use it primarily for its relaxation and stress relief properties. I added sweet orange essential oil as well, just for a little added scent.
Want to make your own? Look no further!
Lavender & Sweet Orange Epsom Bath Salt
4 cups of Epsom Salt
8 drops of Sweet Orange Essential Oil
6 drops of Lavender Essential Oil
I simply added the salt to a pint mason jar, dropped in the oils, and then shook well, until the oils were not longer clumped up. Then I used a bit of card stock, washi tape, and ribbon to decorate the jar. Packaged up like this, the Epsom Bath Salts would make a perfect gift!
Just add a cup or so to the bath and prepare to relax.
What do you think? Will you make this at home? What other scents might you use? (Comment below)