Don’t let sore muscles slow you down during the busy holiday season! Enjoy a nice long soak in these DIY pain relief bath salts instead. (And sneak in some quiet time away from the kids and the hustle and bustle of the holidays.)
My natural pain relief bath salts recipe is incredibly easy to make and smells wonderful. Crafted using Epsom salt, prized for its high magnesium content, these bath salts safely and naturally ease muscle pain, detox your body and promote calm. A light blend of essential oils also offer their aromatherapy benefits and a gentle cooling sensation.
Even better? You can make my pain relief bath salts recipe in about 5 minutes! So not only are these bath salts easy to make when your body needs them most, but you can also whip these up in a jiffy for last minute holiday gifts.
17 oz. Epsom salt .7 oz. fractionated coconut oil (or other carrier oil of choice) .1 oz. polysorbate 80 (optional) 1 mL tangerine essential oil 1 mL peppermint essential oil 1 mL eucalyptus essential oil
To make these pain relief bath salts, begin by weighing out the Epsom salt into a large glass bowl. Set aside.
In a separate container weigh out the fractionated coconut oil and polysorbate 80. Mix well.
(Polysorbate 80 is a solubilizer that bonds with oil. It will keep the essential oils and fractionated coconut oil from sitting on top of the water in your tub. While this product is optional, it is recommended especially in the absence of a carrier oil so that your skin isn’t coming into contact with the essential oils undiluted in bath water when adding essential oils to bath salts.)
Then using graduated plastic transfer pipettes, measure out and add the essential oil. Stir to combine.
Now combine the wet ingredients with the Epsom salt and mix until all of the ingredients are incorporated evenly throughout the bath salts.
Package your pain relief bath salts in your container of choice then label as desired for personal use or gifting.
To use your pain relief bath salts, add 1/2 to 1 cup to warm bath water as desired and soak for 20 minutes.
If you like this bath salts recipe, then you may also enjoy my natural sore muscle salt scrub recipe as well as my arnica pain relief salve recipe for muscle pain and inflammation.
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