I love taking bath. It is really relaxing after a long day to soak in hot water with a favorite book in the hand and a glass of red wine in the other. My bathtub has seen in action many of my bath and body treats such as Lavander &Green Clay Bath Bomb, Citrus &Coconut Bath Melts, my amazing coffee and sugar scrub and many others. Lately, I’ve been trying to come up with a recipe for natural and healthy bath salts for sore muscles.
This bath salt recipe is without sea salt or Epsom salt, I use Dead Sea salt instead but you can customize it and use whatever salt you feel like, maybe Himalaya salt would be a great substitute for dead sea salt as well. I decided to use natural only ingredients only that is why I have chosen turmeric powder in my recipe to be a colorant and since it has many skin benefits such as antifungal, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant abilities it made my easy DIY bath salt recipe a real skin booster.
Lavander and Lemongrass essential oils combo is well known for its ability to naturally relieve muscle pain. These oils are one of the best ways to treat sore muscles. If you do not like these essential oils you can use some other oils to combat muscle pain. I wanted some more freshness in my bath salts and that is why I added a few drops of orange essential oil as well. Here is a list of essential oils which you might want to include in your bath salt recipe for sore muscles and pain relief:
- Camphor essential oil
- Peppermint essential oil
- Cardamon essential oil
- Cypress essential oil
- Eucalyptus essential oil
- Rosemary essential oil
- Chamomile essential oil
Now let’s go and take a closer look at the bath salt recipe.
- 1 cup dead sea salt
- 1 tbsp turmeric powder
- 1 tbsp dried lemongrass (lemongrass tea)
- 2 tbsp melted coconut oil (almond oil, olive oil)
- 1 tsp essential oils ( Lavander and Lemongrass essential oils)
- 4 drops orange essential oil (optional)
- In a double boiler melt coconut oil. Set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl mix salt, turmeric powder and dried lemongrass.
- Mix well until the mixture gets even orange color.
4. Add essential oils to the melted coconut oil and stir well. If you do not want to add any basic oils to your mixture then you can skip this step and add only essential oils.
5. Pour the oil mix into the dry ingredients and mix it with a whisk.
6. DIY Bath Salt for sore muscles is ready. Store it in a clean glass jar or an airtight container. If you plan to give them as a present you can also use cello bags.
Take a look at my other DIY bath and body recipes and I am sure that you’ll find new ideas for your homemade beauty products.