Epsom Salt Bath Bombs Recipe for Chronic Pain

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This Epsom salt bath bombs recipe is an easy and natural way to flush toxins from your body, reduce stress and ease muscle aches and pains. And, because an Epsom salt bath also helps to increase the body’s magnesium levels, you don’t have to be in pain to reap the benefits of this amazing salt.

Epsom Salt Bath Bombs Recipe for Chronic Pain! This Epsom salt bath bombs recipe is an easy and natural way to flush toxins from your body, reduce stress and ease muscle aches and pains. And, because an Epsom salt bath also helps to increase the body's magnesium levels, you don't have to be in pain to reap the benefits of this amazing salt. #epsomsalt #bathbombs #diy #chronicpain #health #wellness #painremedy

Recently I had the opportunity to give an app called Curable a test run. This app basically walks you through a series of articles and exercises, including meditation, with the idea that many of those suffering from chronic pain (such a fibromyalgia and migraines) are incorrectly receiving pain signals to their brain based on previous traumatic experiences – basically a pain response to fear, not an illness.

This theory in fact would explain why many chronic pain sufferers find that during periods of stress, their pain level increases. What Curable does is address pain through a mindbody approach and uses a combination of physical activities, meditation, writing and other exercises to address the pain response to fear. This works to then rewire how the brain thinks and can result in a drastic decrease in chronic daily pain.

Based on my own personal experiences with fibromyalgia, I’ve found that yes, the onset and even the intensity of my own pain can and does flare with stress. And practices such as meditation and other exercises to calm both my mind and body really can help to diminish that pain. Avoiding stress is another way.

Of course, as we all know, life happens. And avoiding stress isn’t always possible no matter how well we’ve trained our minds. This is where making Epsom salt bath bombs comes in! (Yay!)

Not only can creating something with your hands help to relieve everyday stressors (and it’s even more fun with a friend in tow.) But a long bath soaking in Epsom salts is a form of meditation in itself. Not to mention, just a twenty minute bath in Epsom salts will remove toxins and replenish magnesium levels – which are key in regulating and organizing many bodily functions as well as reducing pain levels and response.

Making Epsom salt bath bombs is a fun way to enjoy the benefits of Epsom salts. And because dry skin is typical of this time of year, I added some extra moisturizing butters to the recipe I’m sharing with you! (And just to ensure there’s no extra stress in the making of these darn things, I promise these are practically no fail!)

Keep reading to learn how to make my Epsom salt bath bombs recipe as well as to discover some of my other natural pain remedies.

Epsom Salt Bath Bombs Recipe for Chronic Pain! This Epsom salt bath bombs recipe is an easy and natural way to flush toxins from your body, reduce stress and ease muscle aches and pains. And, because an Epsom salt bath also helps to increase the body's magnesium levels, you don't have to be in pain to reap the benefits of this amazing salt. #epsomsalt #bathbombs #diy #chronicpain #health #wellness #painremedy

Epsom Salt Bath Bombs Recipe

© Rebecca D. Dillon

Ingredients:

10 oz. citric acid
16 oz. baking soda
8 oz. Epsom salt
2 oz. French green clay
2 oz. refined shea butter
2 oz. cocoa butter
.7 oz. sweet orange essential oil
.3 oz. peppermint essential oil

Instructions:

Using a digital scale, weigh out the dry ingredients and combine in a large glass bowl or 8-cup Pyrex measuring cup. Mix together until all of the ingredients are evenly distributed throughout. Set aside.

In a separate glass bowl or large container, weigh out and combine the cocoa and shea butters. Heat either in a double boiler or at 30% power in the microwave until melted. Once melted, remove from heat.

Now weigh and add the essential oils to the melted butters. Stir to incorporate.

Next, combine the dry and the liquid ingredients together, mixing well until all of the dry ingredients are coated and the consistency is like that of wet sand.

You’re now ready to pack your bath bomb molds!

To do this, pile each side of your bath bomb mold individually as high as possible without pressing the bath bomb ingredients into either side of the mold. Then, quickly and firmly press both sides of the bath bomb mold together. Twist gently to remove any excess. Some extra around the edges (like rings of a planet) are normal. Don’t twist too much or knock the sides off center of one another or the two halves will separate when unmolded.

Repeat with additional molds as needed until you’ve used all of the bath bomb mixture. (I was able to make four tennis ball shaped bath bombs and one golf ball shaped bath bomb with my Epsom salt bath bombs recipe.)

Set your Epsom salt bath bombs aside to dry overnight or up to two days depending on the humidity in your area. Then gently unmold each bath bomb, dusting off the excess around the bath bombs as needed. (This Epsom salt bath bomb recipe will work with silicone molds as well!)

Now simply wrap each of your Epsom salt bath bombs tightly in foodservice film until ready for use.

To use your Epsom salt bath bombs, simply drop a bath bomb into warm, running bath water. Enjoy the show, then slip in and relax! The shea and cocoa butters present in your new bath bombs will replenish moisture to dry skin, while the Epsom salt lends its own natural skin care benefits.

Marigold, Ginger & Citrus Bath Bombs with Epsom Salt via Buck Naked Soap Company! These hand-packed bath bombs are the ultimate in fizzy luxury! Each has been designed to create a mood and set the tone for an amazing bathing experience.

If you’re not quite ready to dive into making my Epsom salt bath bombs recipe yourself, you can purchase handmade bath bombs with Epsom salt from a number of amazing bath and beauty artisans on Etsy here. (Pictured is a Marigold Ginger & Citrus Bath Bomb with Epsom salt from Buck Naked Soap Company.)

Curious about the French green clay? You can learn more about French green clay and its properties when used in skin care here. (Plus there’s another great natural skin care recipe to try!)

More Natural Pain Remedy Options

Looking for other natural pain remedies? I highly recommend Genexa Arnica Advantage: Organic Pain Relief as a natural, non-habit forming homeopathic supplement. (You can find great products on natural homeopathic products like this one at Thrive Market which is where I shop for mine.)

This natural cayenne pain relief salve recipe is wonderful for treating pain caused by arthritis, sore muscles, stiffness and swelling. Plus there are free printable labels for your final product!

Alternately you may also want to consider one of my other topical pain relief remedies:

For more natural remedies be sure to follow my Natural Home Remedies and Herbal Health Care Pinterest board. Or follow my DIY Bath and Body Pinterest board for more homemade skin care recipes.

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Foaming Salt Scrub Recipe

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This foaming salt scrub recipe is super easy to make and can be customized with your favorite scent! Just melt, pour and mix ingredients for a foaming salt scrub that gently exfoliates as it lathers and cleanses like soap!

This foaming salt scrub recipe is super easy to make and can be customized with your favorite scent! Just melt, pour and mix ingredients for a foaming salt scrub that gently exfoliates as it lathers and cleanses like soap!

This foaming salt scrub recipe is super easy to make and can be customized with your favorite scent! Just melt, pour and mix ingredients for a foaming salt scrub that gently exfoliates as it lathers and cleanses like soap!

Foaming Salt Scrub Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

6 oz. Crafter’s Choice basic white soap base
. 8 oz. safflower oil
.25 oz. sal butter
.7 oz coarse pink Himalayan salt
1.75 oz. fine dead sea salt
2.15 oz. Epsom salt
.15 oz. fragrance oil, of choice

Instructions:

You will need to use a basic melt and pour soap base for my foaming salt scrub recipe. I specifically used the Crafter’s Choice basic white soap base. I can’t say that this will turn out the same using other soap bases, however, if you use an all natural soap base you’re likely to get a hard bar of soap rather than a salt scrub as the chemical composition of the soap bases is so different.

Using a digital scale begin by weighing out the soap base. Cut into chunks using a Chef’s knife and heat in either a double boiler or in a large glass Pyrex measuring cup in 30 second increments, stirring in between heatings, until melted.

Now weigh out the sal butter and melt. Stir the melted sal butter into the melted soap base.

Follow with safflower oil and the fragrance oil. (I used a cayenne caramel fragrance oil for my foaming salt scrub recipe.) Weigh out the amounts needed and stir into the melted ingredients until thoroughly incorporated.

Finally add your salts. Weigh out each of the salts and mix into the melted foaming salt scrub recipe ingredients until the mixture starts to solidify.

This foaming salt scrub recipe is super easy to make and can be customized with your favorite scent! Just melt, pour and mix ingredients for a foaming salt scrub that gently exfoliates as it lathers and cleanses like soap!

Pour/scoop your foaming salt scrub into an 8 oz. plastic (BPA free) low profile jar and top with a sprinkle of pink Himalayan salt if desired. (Or fill individual favor jars for party or wedding favors.) Allow the foaming salt scrub to completely set up. It will appear solid but will give when you scoop it out or press your finger into it. Now screw on your lid and label or decorate your container to suit. (I decorated my container with a strip of Love Kitchen Translucent Washi Sticker Tape I purchased from Happy Zakka Life on Etsy.

To use simply scoop out the desired amount and massage onto wet skin in the tub or shower. Your foaming salt scrub will have a light lather. Rinse off completely then pat dry.

If you like my foaming salt scrub recipe then you may also like my ginger lime salt scrub recipe as well as my solid sugar scrub cubes recipe. Or, for even more easy skin care recipes, be sure to try out my collection of simple homemade skin care recipes for creating your own natural salve, homemade body butter and exfoliating sugar scrub. These three skin care recipes all share one ingredient in common and each have only two ingredients each!

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Natural Soothing Foot Soak Recipe

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Give this all natural soothing foot soak recipe a try to soothe achy, tired feet after a long, hot summer day!

Give this all natural soothing foot soak recipe a try to soothe achy, tired feet after a long, hot summer day! Made using intensely moisturizing walnut oil, soothing Epsom salt, and cooling essential oils this soothing foot soak recipe is your answer to overworked and tired feet! Simply add to warm water and soak, then follow with a loofah or pumice stone and your favorite natural foot cream or moisturizer.

Give this all natural soothing foot soak recipe a try to soothe achy, tired feet after a long, hot summer day!

Natural Soothing Foot Soak Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

3.75 oz. Epsom salt
.25 oz. walnut oil (or other carrier oil)
20 drops (about 1 ml) peppermint essential oil
20 drops (about 1 ml) eucalyptus essential oil

Why Epsom salt?

Epsom salt is primarily made up of magnesium and sulfates and is prized for for its therapeutic benefits to sooth, relax, and relieve sore muscles. Unlike other salts, Epsom salt won’t leave skin feeling dry. Instead, it leaves skin with a soft and silky texture.

Why walnut oil?

Walnut oil is naturally high in antioxidants which are known to fight free radicals and in turn help to fight the effects of cell damage and aging. It also is comprised of essential Omega 3 & Omega 6 fatty acids and Vitamins B, C and E. In addition walnut oil is highly moisturizing and possesses natural anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties.

Instructions:

To create this natural soothing foot soak recipe, you’ll begin by using a digital scale to weigh out the Epsom salt into a glass bowl or medium to large glass Pyrex measuring cup.

Next, weigh out the walnut oil (or your choice of carrier oil) into a separate container. Using a dropper or a graduated transfer pipette (with ml markings), add 20 drops (or 1ml) each of both the peppermint and eucalyptus essential oils. Mix to combine then drizzle onto the Epsom salt.

Using a fork whisk the oil into the Epsom salt until it’s fully incorporated.

Using a small spoon or funnel, fill a 4 oz. clear glass French square bottle with a cork stopper (mine came from SKS Bottle & Packaging) with your soothing foot soak. Label as desired. (I think this product looks particularly smart in a homemade gift basket if your considering homemade gift ideas.)

To use combine 1/2 cup of this soothing foot soak in a large bowl or pot – your feet need to be able to fit inside of it! – of warm water. Soak for 10-20 minutes as desired. While soaking, massage some of the salts over your feet to help to exfoliate and cleanse. Once done, rinse feet and pat dry. Then follow with your favorite foot cream or moisturizer. (Pssst. My after sun skin care recipe for my DIY Lavender Sun + Skin Soother also makes a great foot cream!)

You can discover more of my natural skin care recipes by visiting Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen as well as by following my boards on Pinterest.

Or keep track of all my new beauty and natural skin care recipes by following Soap Deli News blog via Blog Lovin’ and Tumblr. You can also find me on Facebook,Twitter, G+ and Instagram.

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Natural Sore Muscle Salt Scrub Recipe for Natural Pain Relief of Fibromyalgia

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I have fibromyalgia so I’m very familiar with aches, pains, and sore muscles. So I created this natural sore muscle salt scrub recipe to help relieve that achey and stiff feeling I get in the morning as well toward the end of the work day. This all natural bath salt recipe is great for a morning or evening shower – or whenever you feel like you need some sore muscle relief!

This natural sore muscle salt scrub recipe contains Epsom salt and organic essential oils to help soothe sore muscles.

This natural sore muscle salt scrub recipe works two fold for me. The Epsom salts and organic essential oils work to help relieve sore muscles, while the massaging motion of rubbing the salt scrub into my muscles helps to also ease the effects of the fibromyalgia. Give it a try and tell me what you think!

Natural Sore Muscle Salt Scrub Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

1 Cup Epsom Salt
4 Tablespoons Sweet Almond Oil or Grapeseed Oil
3 Tablespoons Shea Butter
2 mL Tangerine Essential Oil
1 mL Peppermint Essential Oil
1 mL Eucalyptus Essential Oil

Instructions:

To create this natural sore muscle salt scrub recipe, begin by measuring out the shea butter with a level Tablespoon and place in a glass bowl or other heat safe container. Melt the shea butter in your microwave at 50% power until just melted.

Next, measure out your carrier oil and mix into the shea butter.

Now, measure out your essential oils one at a time, using a separate pipette with mL markings for each essential oil, and stir into your shea butter and carrier oil mixture.

Finally, measure out your Epsom salts with a measuring cup and pour into the bowl with your shea butter and oils. Mix well. Store your completed natural sore muscle salt scrub recipe in an air tight container.

To use, simply remove your desired amount of this natural sore muscle salt scrub from the container and massage into skin, avoiding your face. Alternately, you can add a scoop of your bath salts to warm, running bath water instead and settle in for a long soak!

More Natural Pain Relief & Skin Care Recipes

If you like my natural sore muscle salt scrub recipe, then you may enjoy some of my other pain relief and salt scrub recipes.

Learn how to make this simple pain relief massage oil recipe to help relax tight muscles, soothe pain and reduce inflammation. This pain relief massage oil recipe is perfect for sore muscles and joints caused by exercise, arthritis and even conditions like fibromyalgia.

Natural Pain Relief Recipes

Arnica Pain Relief Salve Recipe for Sore Muscles and Inflammation! Whether you suffer from pain due to the occasional the bumps and bruises or sore muscles or more intense pain from chronic conditions such as arthritis or carpal tunnel, this arnica pain relief salve recipe is the perfect natural remedy for muscle pain and inflammation!

This easy homemade hibiscus salt scrub recipe contains exfoliating sea salt and hibiscus flowers as well as moisturizing cocoa butter and safflower oil to pamper and help soften and clarify your skin.

Natural Salt Scrub & Bath Salt Recipes

This relaxing chamomile calendula bath salts recipe is made using a simple combination of ingredients - natural salts, botanicals and coconut oil - that helps to relieve stress, condition and detoxify skin, and ease sore muscles and joint pain.

For more of my natural bath and beauty DIY’s as well as homemade soap recipes, be sure to follow me on Pinterest. There you’ll discover collections of not only my homemade soap recipes and beauty DIY’s but also some of my favorite natural skin care recipes from around the web.

You can keep track of all my new beauty recipes and other DIY creations by following Soap Deli News blog via Blog Lovin’ and Tumblr. You can also find me on Facebook, Twitter, G+ and Instagram. Or subscribe to my once weekly newsletter.

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DIY Organic Bath Tea + Salt Soak Recipe – Perfect for Handmade Gifts, Stocking Stuffers, and Wedding Favors!

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DIY Bath Tea + Salt Soak Recipe - Easy DIY Bath Beauty + Spa Project
Need a quick DIY gift idea for a party or wedding favors? Then whip up these simple DIY Organic Bath Tea and Salt Soaks! The recipe for this bath tea and salt soak is made from all natural, organic ingredients so it’s great for your skin! Recipients will love this gift that offers a luxury spa experience at home!
DIY Hand Stamped Cotton Muslin Bags for Gifts or Party and Wedding Favors
Your first step is to create the bags for your bath tea and salt soak. To do this, you’ll need a rubber stamp of your choice, a permanent pigment ink pad, and some drawstring muslin cotton bags like the ones from State Line Bag Co. I used three 3.25″x5″ muslin bags for this project. Simply press the stamp onto the ink pad and then onto your bags for quick and easy decorative favor or gift bags. Now that you bags are finished, you just need to fill them up! Following is the recipe for making a wonderful blend of herbs and salts! I used certified organic ingredients from Mountain Rose Herbs for this recipe.
Himalayan Pink Salt and Dead Sea Salt
DIY Organic Bath Tea and Salt Soak Recipe
Ingredients:
1/2 cup Epsom salt
Instructions:
For the rest of this project you’ll need one glass container or mixing bowl, three plastic pipettes with mL markings, a long handled spoon, the ingredients for this recipe, a 1/4 measuring cup, 1/8 measuring cup, and three cotton muslin bags with a drawstring closure.
dead sea salt and pink Himalayan salt
Measure out your dead sea salt, Himalayan pink salt and Epsom salt. Pour into a glass container or bowl.
making bath tea and salt soak - mixing
Next, measure out your essential oils using a pipette with mL markings using a different pipette for each oil. Then add your essential oils one at a time to the salts and mix well. (Pictured above: I’ve mixed in my essential oils and just started to mix in the calendula petals.)
salt and herb mixture
Measure out your organic herbs and them into the salt mixture. Stir well so that they are thoroughly incorporated.
DIY Bath Tea and Salt Soak Recipe - Organic Spa Treatment
Now spoon your bath tea and salt soak mixture into your decorated muslin bags. Keep stirring the bath tea and salt soak with a spoon as you go so the salts don’t all settle to the bottom. This way each bag will have an even mixture of salts and herbs.
DIY Bath Tea and Salt Soak Recipe Gift and Wedding Favor Project Idea
Once you fill your bags simply pull the strings on the muslin bag tightly to close. To use, simply place one bag under running, hot bath water. This recipe yields approximately 9.5 oz. of bath tea and salt soak by weight. (Note: If you won’t be using these right away or are giving as wedding favors or gifts, I recommend that you enclose the bath tea and salt soaks inside poly zip bags first, then place the bag inside the decorated muslin bag. This way the essential oils from the bath tea and salt soak won’t seep through the bag.)
This Organic Bath Tea and Salt Soak is perfect not only for favors but as gifts for birthdays and Mother’s Day as well as stocking stuffers!
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