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.
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.
Can Epsom Salt Help Relieve 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
How to Make Epsom Salt Bath Bombs for Pain Relief:
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.
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.)
More Natural Recipes for Pain Relief
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.)
Alternately you may also want to consider one of my other topical pain relief remedies:
- Pain Relief Bath Salts Recipe to Soothe Sore Muscles
- Arnica Pain Relief Salve Recipe for Muscle Pain & Inflammation
- Simple Pain Relief Massage Oil Recipe
- Chocolate & Lavender Cayenne Pain Relief Salve Recipe
- Homemade Magnesium & Arnica Body Butter Recipe
- Warming Chili & Chocolate Sore Muscle Salve Recipe
- Homemade Ginger Salve Recipe
- Natural Sore Muscle Salt Scrub Recipe
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