Epsom salts… + essential oils = anything you want (DIY)

Lori YoungdahlDIY, Tips & Uses

Epsom salts are making a comeback…


They are cheap.

They have a LONG list of health benefits 

You can find them literally anywhere.

They won’t go bad.

They can also be used as a nice exfoliant on the feet.

Many athletes use Epsom salt as a natural remedy to help their bodies recover faster.

Epsom salts can soothe a sunburn if you soak a cloth in epsom salt water then apply to area.

They work great to carry essential oils into a bath to help disperse them.

When you add essential oils to epsom salts, now you have the benefits of the delightful aromas and botanicals to enjoy.

There are endless combinations of oils + epsom salts. Maybe you need to support a healthy immune system (Thieves ). Maybe you have just had a really bad day (Stress Away, Lavender, Frankincense, Valor, Sacred Mountain). Maybe you still think you’re 21 but your body just doesn’t  agree with you (Pan Away, Peppermint, Aroma Siez, Marjoram, Lavender, Frankincense, Valor). Maybe you’re ready for a different bedtime routine tonight (Lavender, Valor, Peace & Calming, Cedarwood, RutaVaLa ). Choose one oil or combine a couple. Pick what appeals to you. Add oils to epsom salts, then add to bath water to help disperse oils. Some people like to add a little bit of sweet almond oil or  V-6 for a little extra moisture in the tub.lavender epsom salts LY

When my kids were little and swimming a lot in the summer, a good soak in the tub with Lavender was a great thing to do as part of their bedtime routine.

Are you thinking to yourself…. who has time for a bath soak? Try a foot soak while you read blogs like this one 😉 Put about a cup of epsom salts with 2-5 drops of Lavender or Frankincense or Tea Tree into a container big enough for your feet to sit side by side. Add warm water. Soak, enjoy, surf the internet or simply meditate and enjoy the delightful aromas.

A foot soak is great after working on your feet all day, after a marathon, long tennis match, or when you need some quick pampering. By the way, put this combo into a glass canning jar with, add a cute ribbon and label and you have a great gift for a birthday or Christmas.

DIY Quickie Foot Detox / Soak

-1 Cup epsom salts

-2-5 drops essential oils (try Lavender or Lavender + Tea Tree, or Stress Away, Peace & Calming I or II,  PanAway, R.C.)

-a bucket or tub big enough for your feet

Add oils to cup of epsom salt, add salts to tub filled with warm water. Soak. Enjoy.

OR try this one

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