The Power Of Herbs & Epsom Salt
Give your sore muscles a bit of TLC. This soothing bath soak uses garden herbs and Epsom salt to help restore your muscles after a hard day in the garden or from working out.
A deficiency in this nutrient can cause many illnesses. Not only does the level of magnesium in your body play a key role in physical well being but mental well being too.
Low levels can unbalance hormones, increase stress susceptibility and even affect your mood. Epsom salt is a great way to top up your magnesium levels along with this DIY Magnesium Oil.
Together with the healing powers of the herbs, pine needles and essential oils this soak will relax muscles and loosen stiff joints.
The pine needles, eucalyptus and mint all have natural pain-relieving qualities complimented by Epsom salt and lavenders ability to soothe and relax. You will certainly get a good restful nights sleep after one of these baths.
How To Make Relaxing Sore Muscle Bath Soak
Watch our video below to see how to make this soothing bath soak.
- 1 cup of Epsom salt
- 1/4 cup dried peppermint leaves
- 1/4 cup dried lavender buds
- 1/4 cup dried *pine needles, chopped
- 10 drops lavender essential oil
- 10 drops eucalyptus essential oil
- 6 x 6 inch square piece of muslin or cheesecloth
*Gather pine needles from trees around your house and neighborhood (make sure they are not sprayed with pesticides). Spread the needles on a towel for a couple of days until they are dry.
If you prefer to skip the pine needles, you can substitute with 10 drops of fir needle essential oil.
Combine the Epsom salts, dried peppermint, lavender, and pine needles in a bowl.
Mix to combine.
Add 10 drops each of lavender and eucalyptus essential oils. Mix to combine.
Scoop about a 1/4 cup of the sore muscle mix into the middle of the muslin cloth.
Use the twine to secure the bundle. Store the rest of the sore muscle mix in a glass jar with a lid.
How To Use:
You can add a bag to the water as the tub fills. Or, steep it first in a cup of boiling water, then add the infused water to your bath.
This bath soak is also perfect for helping relieving nasal congestion and sore muscles due to colds. Be sure to make extra to have on hand during the cold and flu season. Or even bundle up a few bags for friends and family as thoughtful gifts.