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Lavender and Sweet Orange Epsom Bath Salt

lavender and sweet orange epsom bath salt recipe

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


Easy, right?

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)

-Jen


 

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7 thoughts on “Lavender and Sweet Orange Epsom Bath Salt

  1. This may sound funny, but a friend made me some bath salt for Christmas and I just sat the bottle on my sink. I had no clue what to do with it and your post explained it for me! I needed that…just never took the time to really google it!

    1. That’s pretty much what I did right after posting. My legs were so achy last night, but as soon as I got out of the bath, I couldn’t feel any achiness!

  2. I love the idea of homemade gifts and even making things like this for yourself. I think some great combinations might be ginger and orange (or bergamot), rosemary and mint, ylang ylang and myrrh, frankincense and rose, and spikenard and gardenia. I keep thinking one of these days that I need to make something like this and I just never get around to it! With such a simple recipe and list of stuff though, now I have no excuse! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting! I wanted to return the favour!

    1. Oooh I LOVE the idea of ginger/orange and rosemary/mint. I only have a few essential oils right now, but I’m slowly getting more, and I’ll have my own herbs again come summer. Though I do have lavender and mint growing in my window sill…. 😉 That would be another nice mix!

      Thanks for coming by!

  3. What a cool idea! I’ve never tried making my own bath salts, but it might be a good idea since I have problems with chemicals in lotions and soaps. I love the new look on your website!

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