How to Prepare an Epsom Salt Bath

Combining essential oils with bath salts may have several powerful benefits, including:

  • Relaxation
  • More relaxed muscles
  • Toxin release
  • Rejuvenation of the skin
  • Clearing the mind

Making DIY bath salts is incredibly easy, fun, and kind to your wallet. Here are a few ways you can prepare an epsom salt bath for sore muscles.

Ingredients for a Better Bath

  • Epsom salts – Helps ease sore muscles and relieve tension within your body. Magnesium helps smooth the skin.
  • Baking Soda – Detoxifying & Soothing for your skin. Natural exfoliant that can help with various skin issues.
  • Fractionated Coconut Oil – Helps soften skin. Anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties help to soften your skin.
  • Essential Oils – Easy to blend depending on what type of mood you’re in when it comes to bath time. The many aromatherapy benefits will help when combined with bath salts.

DIY Essential Oil Blend Recipes

8 – 10 drops of Lemon Essential oil

8 – 10 drops of Rosemary Essential oil

Benefit: Clear Your Mind

5 – 8 drops of Lemon Essential Oil

5 – 8 drops of Cedarwood Essential Oil

5 – drops of Orange Essential Oil

Benefits: Stress Release & Strengthening

8 – 10 drops of Peppermint Essential Oil

8 – 10 drops of Eucalyptus Essential Oil

Benefits: Soothe Tension and Sinuses

8 – 10 drops of Tea Tree Essential Oil

8 – 10 drops of Peppermint Essential Oil

Benefit: Balancing

5 – 8 drops of Lavender Essential Oil

5 – 8 drops of Tea Tree Oil

5 – drops of Frankincense Essential Oil

Benefits: Detoxifying

Woman taking an epsom salt bath for sore muscles

What You’ll Need:

1 1/2 cup of Epsom salt

1 cup of baking soda

1 Tbsp Fractionated Coconut Oil

20 – 25 drops of your favorite essential oil


Combine all ingredients.

Once you are ready to take your detox bath, simply scoop out 1/2 cup of the bath salts into the Warm bath water.

Dim the lights.

Put on some relaxing music.

Soak your entire body for at least 15 minutes, or until you feel relaxed.

Allow time after your bath to rest and rejuvenate.

How will this benefit you?

It can help ease stress.

Helps muscles relax to function properly.

Detoxify and release all bad toxins.

Help relax your muscles.

Following these instructions will help you prepare an Epsom salt bath for sore muscles. Treat yourself. You’re worth it!

What is your favorite thing to put in your bathtub?

Let us know in the comments below! 

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