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 pain symptoms of the fibromyalgia. Give it a try and tell me what you think!

Natural Sore Muscle Salt Scrub Recipe

© Rebecca D. Dillon


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


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 airtight 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!

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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
1/2 cup Epsom salt
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!

DIY Solid Shea Butter Salt Scrub Cube Recipe

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This recipe is a twist on my DIY Solid Shea Butter Sugar Scrub Cube Recipe. It’s perfect for those that prefer the detoxifying properties of dead sea salts. Or use Epsom salts to help relieve sore muscles.
DIY Solid Salt Scrub Cubes Recipe
DIY Solid Salt Scrub Cubes
© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

2.5oz Natural Shea Butter Melt and Pour Glycerin Soap
4oz. Refined or Raw Organic Shea Butter
16oz. Fine Dead Sea Salts or Epsom Salts
2 Tablespoons Fractionated Coconut Oil (Or other carrier oil such as olive, rice bran, jojoba or sweet almond oil)
1 Tablespoon Fragrance Oil (or 1/2 Tablespoon Essential Oil) of Choice
Pinch of ultramarine or oxide pigment (optional)
Pinch of herbs such as lavender or thyme (optional)
You can use a loaf mold – such as a disposable tin loaf pan – for this recipe. Use one to two molds depending on how large you want your cubes. Line your molds with plastic wrap or food service film taping the film at the top of the mold. (Alternately you can use decorative silicone molds for this.)
Weigh out your melt and pour soap base using a scale, then melt in the microwave or a double boiler. Weigh out your shea butter and melt in the same way. Stir the shea butter into the melt and pour soap base. Next, measure out your fractionated coconut oil or your choice of carrier oil and your fragrance if desired using a Tablespoon measurement and stir into the melted shea butter and soap base. In a separate bowl, weigh out the salts you’ll be using. If using a pigment for color, cut in a pinch of color using a butter knife or spatula. You’ll also cut in any herbs you’d like to use at this time as well. You can try anything from calendula petals to lavender. Finally, quickly pour the salt into the shea/soap mixture and mix well. Scoop into your mold and level with a spatula, then place in the refrigerator until solidified.
Once your scrub has solidified, you can gently remove the scrubs from the molds by lifting them out of the mold with the plastic wrap from the top edges of the plastic wrap. Then remove the plastic wrap from the scrub. I then use a Chef’s knife to then cut the scrub into individual cubes. Place cubes in an airtight container until use and store in a cool, dry locataion.
To use these salt scrub cubes, simply crush one or two cubes in your wet hands and slather over your body.

For ingredients for this project I highly recommend purchasing your organic carrier oils, butters, herbs and essential oils from Mountain Rose Herbs. They specialize in quality controlled organic ingredients harvested using sustainable practices.


Want to skip the soap base? Then check out the DIY Epsom Salt Bath Cube Recipe from Pearl + Earl’s Good Time Vintage Blog. Substitute the water for natural organic shea butter – you’ll have to melt it first to mix in the salt – to make this recipe super skin conditioning while exfoliating!