One of my favorite things to do is take detox baths and this Epsom Salt Bath Recipe for Muscles is one of my favorite recipes right now! My Lavender Bath Salt recipe is another favorite recipe that I love for a relaxing bath and you can snag the recipe for it here. But for this Epsom salt bath recipe, you will combine four different essential oils that are great for supporting muscles after you work out. Keep reading and snag the full recipe below.
Epsom Salt Bath Recipe for Muscles
This recipe will make enough bath salts for a couple of baths. I love to make enough bath salts at one time to last me a bath or two and this recipe is perfect for that. Or you can share half of this recipe with a friend.
I love pouring about 1 cup of a mixture like this into a mason jar to give to a friend. Who wouldn't love getting bath salts?!
Are baths good for sore muscles?
Yes, they definitely are! Hot water can soothe sore muscles aches and pains away by relaxing the muscles. Hot baths can also be relaxing to your mind and spirit as well.
Are Epsom salts good for sore muscles?
Epsom Salts can provide other benefits in a bath for sore muscles as well. They are often used in a hot bath to help provide relief from sore muscles. The magnesium in the Epsom salts is particularly helpful with this.
Is magnesium good for sore muscles?
Magnesium is a big component of Epsom salts and magnesium is important for your body to properly flush lactic acid from your muscles after a workout. And when you bath in Epson salts, your body will absorb magnesium from the salts.
Are essential oils good to put in your bath salts?
Adding essential oils to your bath salts can be beneficial in so many ways! Essential oils can help to support many different systems in your body and they can also help you relax and unwind after a long day.
The essential oils in this bath salt recipe are perfect because they can help provide a wonderfully calm and relaxing atmosphere. And some of these oils are good for occasional muscle support after a workout.
Why is there citric acid in your bath salts recipe?
Citric Acid adds that fun "fizzy-ness" when you pour your bath salts into your hot water. If you don't want to use this, you can leave it out.
For a project like this, especially where you are using essential oils in a bath so they will be next to your skin, I think it is important to use only the best essential oils out there. Through my research, I have found that Young Living is the only company that I trust to use in my home and on my family. You can learn more about Essential Oils and also how to get your hands on some HERE.
Be careful using store bought essential oils. Many of them say on the label not to use them topically. That is because that bottle is not completely full of pure, good quality essential oil.
A bottle only needs to be 5% essential oil to be able to be labelled as pure. I've also seen essential oils in the store that say 100% natural on the front and on the back under ingredients it says "fragrance." Fragrance is not natural.
So just do your research and be careful in what you use. That’s why I now only recommend using Young Living essential oils. (In the past, I too have used other fragrance oils because I didn’t know better. But I know better now and so I no longer use them!)
ARE YOU READY FOR MY Epsom Salt Bath Recipe? OK, LET’S GO.
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Epsom Salt Bath Recipe for Muscles
- 2 cups unscented Epsom Salts
- 3 drops Eucalyptus Globulus Essential Oil
- 3 drops Peppermint Essential Oil
- 3 drops Roman Chamomile
- 3 drops Frankincense Essential Oil
- 2 drops Lavender Essential Oil
- ¼ cup Dried Lavender
- ½ cup Citric Acid (optional)
- Food Coloring (optional)
- In a bowl combine Epsom Salts, Citric Acid and Dried Lavender. Stir well.
- Add all essential oils into the mixture and stir until well combined.
- Add food coloring if desired and stir until well combined.
- Store in an air-tight container until you are ready to use this.
I love storing my bath salts in mason jars. It is also a great way to gift bath salts too!
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How much of the sore muscle bath salts should I use for one bath?
I am not the author of this article but have a large tub and add about a cup to my bath. I also only use Young living. I tried others but they dont work the same as they're watered down versions.
I always recommend looking at the back of the package of Epsom salts you purchase. They always give a fairly good ratio to use.
In my tub, I typically use about 1/2 - 1 cup. But it will depend on how big your tub is, how full your water is etc. Again, just glance at the back of that package! But that's what I use and have been happy with the results and have never had any issues.