Bath Soaks Using Epsom Salt & Olive Oil

Using Epsom salt and olive oil in your hot bath is a natural and inexpensive way to give yourself a home spa treatment that will soothe and moisturize your entire body. Epsom salt added to a hot bath tub helps to draw toxins out of the body, calm the nerves, relieve aches and pains, and relax muscles. Adding olive oil to the Epsom salt bath will condition and soften dry skin. Homemade bath soaks of Epsom salt and olive oil are easy to make. You can personalize the soak by adding favourite ingredients such as fragrances and medicinal aromatherapy.
Epsom Salt and Olive Oil Bath Soak
Epsom salt and olive oil are renowned for their medicinal properties. To make an Epsom salt and olive oil bath soak,
1.                  Mix 1 cup of Epsom salt
2.                  And 2 tbsp. olive oil for use in a standard size tub.

3.                  For a larger garden tub use 2 cups of Epsom salt with 2 tbsp. of olive oil.

4.                  Stir your ingredients, including any fragrance or essential oil additives, in a bowl or shake to mix in a small container with a tight lid.
Keep Epsom salt in an air-tight container. If exposed to moisture, Epsom salt will clump together. It is not necessary to increase the amount of olive oil for lager tubs. A very little oil goes a long way in a hot bath tub.
Other Uses for Epsom Salt and Olive Oil Soak Mixture
1.      Make a mixture of 1 cup Epsom salt

2.      And 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a small container.

3.      Wet your skin in the shower.
4.      Use a handful of the soak mixture to gently scrub your skin to cleanse, exfoliate, and moisturize all at once. Concentrate the scrub on rough areas such as elbows or hands that are itchy and dry from too much housework or harsh chemicals.
This works well as a face scrub but use caution not to get Epsom salt near your eyes. Rinse well and gently pat your skin dry with a towel.
Tips: For treatment of conditions or for aromatherapy
1.      Add ½ teaspoon of essential oil

2.      to your soak mixture of Epsom salt
3.      And olive oil.
Essential oils are very concentrated, so only a little is necessary. Lavender essential oil helps you relax, get rid of stress, and is a natural sleep aid. Peppermint essential oil will soothe sore muscles and invigorate the skin. Eucalyptus will bring relief for sinus problems and headaches. And Tea Tree will bring relief for sinus problems, headaches and fights infections on open wounds. For anxiety, try Mandarin essential oil.

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This is a nice bath salt to relief your body after a hard day of training to relax and unwind. Bath salts are very easy to make. For a frugal alternative to Epsom salts you can use a fine grade pool rock salt just substitute the Epsom salts
Sprinkle into the bath under running water for a more relaxing soak.
Things you’ll need:
  • 1 cup Epsom salts  
  • 2 drops of Tea Tree essential oil
  • 2 drops of eucalyptus essential oil
  • 1 drop of peppermint essential oil

1.      Add Epsom salt, tea tree essential oil, eucalyptus, and peppermint essential oil together and mix well.

2.      Then add food colouring Make sure the food colour, blends in to the salt or it won’t look very inviting or relaxing. You can do this by tossing the salt over and over again.

3.      Add dried rose petals, or lavender sprigs for a natural presentation.

4.      Soak in the mixture for 20 minutes.
Caution: Do not take hot baths and salt baths (including Epsom salt baths) if you have heart trouble, high blood pressure, or are diabetic.