27 May 2013

Bath salts for tense muscles

Epson Salts are a great muscle reliever.  Lavender and rosemary are Analgesics oil and will relieve the pain in the muscles.  Lavender relaxes you.  Eucalyptus also helps ease pain in rheumatism, muscular aches and fibrosis. All will also help the winter sniffles of a cold.
I love using Himalayan salt in the mixture because of its healing benefits and the lovely pink colour (of course!)

Himalayan Salt
Himalayan Pink Salt is one of the purest salts available for culinary, therapeutic and cosmetic uses. This delectable salt has beautifully formed crystals which range in color from off-white to a lustrous pink, it has a quantifiable amount of 84 trace elements & iron. The benefits are endless but Himalayan Pink Salt is primarily used for gourmet cooking and in bath preparations.
Epson Salts 
Epsom Salt is a truly luxurious product, often overlooked for its therapeutic benefits, and is principally used in bath salts to sooth, relax, and relieve sore muscles. They can be used as a stand alone salt for soaking, or may be blended with essential oils for a truly splendid bathing experience. Aside from cosmetic use, Epsom Salt has numerous medicinal benefits and supplies the body with magnesium and sulfates.
Has loads of healing and relaxing benefits, and is probably one of the most versatile essential oils, as well as smelling gorgeous.  Analgesic, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antiseptic, antispasmodic, aromatic, deodorant, insecticide, sedative, stimulant.  Lavender Oil is beneficial for bruises, burns, dandruff, headache, infection, inflammations, insect bites and stings, insomnia, nausea, nervous tension, rashes, scars, sore muscles, sprains, stress, sunburn, wounds. Lavender oil is a good addition to most skincare products.  
Helps ease pain in rheumatism, muscular aches and fibrosis. All will also help the winter sniffles of a cold. Eucalyptus oil also has anti-inflammatory and analgesic qualities.  Eucalyptus oil is also used in personal hygiene products for antimicrobial properties in dental care and soaps. It can also be applied to wounds to prevent infection.  Eucalyptus oil helps relieve muscle & joint pains.  Recommended for rheumatism, lumbago, sprained ligaments, tendons, stiff muscles, fibrosis and nerve pains. Used for mental exhaustion as it is refreshing & stimulating, removing mental sluggishness and effective in treating stress. NB: Do not take internally.
Analgesic, astringent.  Acne, dandruff, dermatitis, eczema, greasy hair, insect repellent, promotes hair growth, regulates seborrhoea, stimulates scalp, lice, and varicose veins.  Arteriosclerosis, fluid retention, gout, muscular pain, palpitations, poor circulation, rheumatism.  Asthma, bronchitis, whooping cough.  Colitis, flatulence, hepatic disorders, jaundice.  Colds & fluHeadaches, hypertension, neuralgia, mental fatigue, nervous exhaustion, stress related disorders.

100g Coarse Sea Salt
100g Himalayan coarse mineral Salt
100g Epson Salts
20 drops Lavender Essential oils
10 drops Eucalyptus Essential oils
10 drops Rosemary Essential oils 
-Mix the salts together
-Add the essential oils
-Pour into a pretty bottle (makes great gifts)

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  1. YUM! This sounds so good and looks pretty, too. I bet it smells and feels good!
    ~ Megin of VMG206

  2. I'm really hating right now that I let my lavendar essential oil run out without replacing it already! After working in the yard yesterday, your salts would have been a perfect remedy for my aching muscles. Thanks for sharing your recipe.
    His blessings,
    Kim @ Curtain Queen

  3. Thanks for sharing on Tuesdays With a Twist, pinned for future use.


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