Relaxing Mineral Bath Soak Recipes with Essential Oils for Sore Muscles
Learn how to make relaxing mineral bath soak recipes using your favorite essential oils to soothe sore muscles and ease away the stress of the day. Two easy bath soak recipes crafted with mineral rich sea salts for the ultimate self care experience. Keep reading to learn how to make your own homemade bath soak recipes to enjoy after a long day at work or to take time out for me time. Plus learn about the different types of cosmetic bath salts you can use to craft your own relaxing bath soak recipes.
Relaxing Bath Soak Recipes
These natural mineral bath soak recipes with essential oils are a snap to make and are the perfect end to a long day. In addition to helping you wind down after a stressful day, these relaxing mineral bath soak recipes also help to soothe sore muscle pain and can help detox skin! Leave your bath soak recipes unscented or add some of your favorite essential oils for a complete aromatherapy experience!
Get the recipes for making a relaxing mineral bath soak recipe and a floral mineral bath salt recipe below. Plus learn about the benefits of the cosmetic bath salts I used for each of my bath soak recipes.
Mineral Bath Soak Recipe
© Rebecca D. Dillon
Using a measuring spoon, measure out the salts into a glass bowl. Add essential oil(s) if desired – you can use a graduated transfer pipette to measure out the amount needed – then mix well. Now use a funnel to fill your containers. I used these awesome 8 dram clear glass vials with black phenolic cone lined caps I received from SKS Bottle & Packaging for mine. (You can find them here.)
Available in bulk, these vials make it easy to fill with your mineral bath soak recipes for creating DIY wedding favors or bridesmaid gifts and even homemade stocking stuffers. This particular mineral bath soak recipe fills 2 8-dram glass vials.
Floral Mineral Bath Soak Recipe
© Rebecca D. Dillon
2 teaspoons fine dead sea salt
2 teaspoons coarse pink Himalayan salt
2 teaspoons coarse sea salt
2 teaspoons Epsom salt
1 teaspoon lavender flowers
1 teaspoon rose petals
1 teaspoon calendula petals
1/2 mL (10 drops) essential oil of choice, optional
As with the mineral bath soak recipe, use measuring spoons to measure out all of the cosmetic salts as well the flowers and combine in a glass bowl. Add your choice of essential oil(s) if desired and mix well. Use a small funnel to fill two 8-dram glass vials, then cap and label as desired.
If you like these relaxing bath soak recipes with essential oils, then you may also enjoy my other bath soak recipes for a lavender rose milk bath soak and a cold comfort bath soak for cold and allergy relief.
Benefits of Cosmetic Bath Salts
Dead Sea salt is extracted and solar dried from the saline and mineral rich marshes of the Dead Sea. As a result this salt is extremely rich in nutrients and contains an abundance of numerous key elements. It is widely renowned as the best therapeutic salts available.
Epsom salt is a common ingredient in bath salts as it possesses properties that help to help sooth, relax, and relieve sore muscles. Comprised primarily of magnesium and sulfates, Epsom salt does won’t leave your skin feeling dry. Instead skin soaked in Epsom salts will have a soft and silky texture after a long soak.
Himalayan pink salt is one of the purest salts available and is used both therapeutically and in cosmetic preparations. Derived from ancient sea salt deposits, Himalayan pink salt is believed to be the purest form of salt available. It offers essential minerals and trace elements, balances electrolytes, supports proper nutrient absorption, eliminates toxins, balances the body’s pH, and increases circulation.
Sea salt is essential to good health and is used by the human body to function properly. The sodium in sea salt serves as an electrolyte and assists with regulating the electrical charges within our cells while chloride supports potassium absorption, enhances carbon dioxide transportation, regulates body fluid levels, and is an essential component of digestive acids. Sea salt is great for softening and rejuvenating the skin as well as relaxing muscular aches, pains, sunburns, rashes, and irritated skin.
If you like my mineral bath soak recipes, you may also enjoy my DIY herbal facial steam. My DIY herbal facial steam is not only easy to make, it’s also a great way to naturally reduce acne breakouts, boost circulation and remove toxins. You can learn how to make your own DIY facial steam here.
Or try my easy argan and rosemary facial cleansing oil recipe. This simple facial care recipe requires just two ingredients but delivers incredible results! An all natural facial cleansing oil recipe, this natural facial cleanser combines argan oil and rosemary essential oil for a simple yet effective cleansing oil suitable for all skin types. It easily removes makeup, dirt and oil and helps to prevent delicate facial skin from drying out due to the overuse of soap and water. You can find my argan and rosemary facial cleansing oil recipe here.