DIY Bath Salts for Stress Relief, Cold and Flu and Muscle TensionMy bath time has become a sacred time for me, and so much research suggests many benefits of using salts in the bath, such as detoxifying the body. Mix the salts with some oil, and it moisturizes the skin. I wasn't too happy with the things I found in the store beyond the salt baths for cold and flu, so I created my own.
This mixture has the following benefits over the other options:
- Helps soothes cold and flu symptoms clearing sinuses and reducing cough (much like Vicks Vapor Rub)
- Relieves stress through aromatherapy
- Relieves muscle tension and joint pain through homeopathic remedies
- Improves skin health and appearance
- Epsom Salt
- Dead Sea Salt
- Himalayan Pink Salt
- Eucalyptus Essential Oil
- Tea Tree Oil
- Vitamin E Oil
Where to find ingredients:I can save you some time and reduce hesitation to try this by telling you where to find these strange ingredients.
At Walmart, I found Epsom salt in the pharmacy. I found the Himalayan Pink Salt in the baking aisle next to spices. They also had Dead Sea Salt in another aisle at the pharmacy as well as a smaller container of it in the spice section. The Eucalyptus Oil was in the pharmacy. The Tea Tree Oil was somewhere between the pharmacy and skin care products. I saw Vitamin E oil at Walmart, but it was only a dollar for a bottle at Dollar General in their skin care products. Most of these stores stock differently, but I think you can find these ingredients between the spices and pharmacy areas. Essential oils are also often found in craft stores, Amazon.com, organic food stores and Wiccan-ish places.
How to Mix Ingredients:You can do this any which way you'd like. These are estimates but...
1. Mix about 2 cups of Epsom Salt with 1 cup of Dead Sea Salt and 1 cup of Himalayan Salt.
2. Optional: Add 2 TBSP of Baking Soda to reduce skin irritation
3. Add 15 drops of Eucalyptus Oil and 15 drops of Tea Tree Oil
4. Add about 30 drops of Vitamin E Oil
If salts are too greasy, add more salt and mix. I tend to keep mine a little greasy.
Now go enjoy a relaxing bath, and don't forget to pin this for me.