Sore Muscle Solution: Epsom Salt Bath with Essential Oils

Posted on May 23, 2013 | In Home Remedies
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lavender bath saltWritten by, Becki Andrus

I spent a lot of time in the garden yesterday, and used the shovel for a few hours getting rows lined up and ready to plant our vegetables for the season. It was fun to be working outside, but I quickly remembered how that kind of work uses muscles that I’m not used to working so hard.

I had a LOT of sore muscles! My back, my shoulders, my obliques, and my legs were are tight and sore from the afternoon of work that I did.

Luckily, my essential oils came to the rescue!

That night, before I went to bed I soaked in a warm bath of Epsom salt and essential oils. The Epsom salt helps to detox and sooth minor aches and pains, and the essential oils were wonderful to help me relax and let go of the tightness in my muscles.

Here’s the Epsom salt bath recipe that I used:

1. Fill the tub with warm water. I like to get the water as warm as I can stand it, without it being scalding hot.

2. When the tub is halfway full, let the water continue to fill the tub and add 2 cups of Epsom salt. Use your hand to stir in the salts and so that they will dissolve in the water.

3. Add in 10 drops of your favorite essential oils. I used a few drops of Cypress to help with circulation, a few drops of Lavender to help me relax, and a few drops of the Citrus Bliss blend to help boost my mood.

4. When the tub is full, get in the water and enjoy a relaxing soak. I like to soak for at least 20 minutes to get the full benefits of the Epsom salt and essential oils.

With love,

Becki :)

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