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DIY Epsom Bath Salts for Winter

Epsom salt is a type of magnesium sulfate (MgSO4) derived from magnesium chloride (MgCl2). It is usually sold as Epsom salts or magnesium sulfate powder. Epsom salt is a naturally occurring mineral found in abundance in the waters of the United Kingdom. It is a soft white crystalline powder commonly used to help relieve pain and inflammation in the body. Epsom salt is also used to soften water and make it more appealing to drink. In addition, Epsom salt can be used for relaxation and detoxifying your body. You can use it at home by soaking it in warm water with Epsom salt for 15 minutes twice daily.  

Choosing the correct brand for Epsom salt soak is also essential. Make sure there are no added chemicals or preservatives in it. Dr Foot's Epsom bath salt is toxin-free and contains peppermint essential oil. Bring home the luxurious spa-like experience with this aromatic Epsom salt soak.  

Epsom Salt Bath Benefits: 

Young woman relaxing in the bathtub taking a bath

Eases muscle pain and cramps:  

The magnesium in Epsom salt reduces inflammation in muscle tissue, which helps relieve any pain you may experience while working out or lifting weights. This is especially helpful for those who suffer from chronic pain due to injuries or arthritis. 

Reduces stress:  

Epsom salt is a natural stress reliever that helps reduce tension throughout your body. Many people use this mineral bath after a long day at work or school because it relieves stress and fatigue. 

Helps lower blood pressure:  

While there are several ways to lower blood pressure naturally, one of the easiest methods is by taking an Epsom salt bath every few days or so. 

Treats multiple ailments: 

Epsom salt is a mineral salt which has been used as a treatment for a multitude of ailments. It relieves muscle aches, improves circulation, and boosts energy levels. Additionally, it can help boost your immune system and improve your overall health. 

Treats heart condition: 

Epsom salt is also great for people who suffer from heart conditions. It helps improve the blood flow in your body, thereby preventing heart attacks and strokes. 

DIY Epsom Bath Salts for Winter: 

Winter brings the joy of the holiday season and skin dryness. Epsom bath salts are a magic remedy to soften skin without any chemical reaction. So here are some hacks to prepare bath salts at home:  

1) Bath salt for cold: 

This DIY foot soak can be an excellent Christmas gift. It is relaxing, soothing, and perfect to use before bedtime. A little self-pamper with aromatic essential oils uplifts your mood and helps eliminate stress. Also, if you are thinking of taking a hot bubble bath, sprinkle this DIY Epsom salt to enhance the experience.  

Ingredients: 

  • 1/2 cup or 1 cup Epsom salt 
  • 2 tsp baking soda 
  • 20 drops of eucalyptus essential oil 
  • 15 drops of peppermint essential oil 

Process: 

  • Put Epsom salt and baking soda in a container; you can use a funnel to avoid mess. 
  • Enhance the goodness with essential oils. 
  • Store it in an airtight jar. 
  • While taking a bath, fill your bucket or tub with hot water and mix 4-5 tsp of bath salt. 

Benefits: 

  • Contains antiviral properties 
  • Clear chest congestion 
  • Disinfect wounds 
  • Beneficial for respiratory issues 
  • Relieves itching and rashes 
  • Reduce chest and joint pains 

 2) Sore muscle bath salt: 

Winter causes body aches and sore muscles, especially in senior citizens or people with bone or muscle issues. At the end of the day, if you are thinking of taking a hot shower, infuse a bath salt with various essential oils. This recipe contains natural astringent that will ease swelling and inflammation.  

Ingredients: 

  • 1 cup Epsom salt 
  • 2 tsp baking soda 
  • 2 tsp sea salt 
  • 10 drops of cinnamon essential oil 
  • 8 drops of wintergreen essential oil 
  • 5 drops of orange essential oil 

Process: 

  • Pour the salts and baking soda carefully into the jar; take a funnel if possible. 
  • Infuse the mixture with cinnamon, wintergreen, and orange essential oil. 
  • Stir with a spoon and store in an air-tight jar.  

Benefits: 

  • Improves blood circulation 
  • Heal muscle pain 
  • Ease inflammation 
  • Reduce oxidative stress 
  • Eliminates body odour 

2) Detox Bath Soak: 

The detox program isn't always about drinking healthy juices and smoothies. You can also infuse some detox bath soak in your daily routine. This bath salt recipe will help flush out toxins from your body and neutralize the radical damage. In addition, coconut oil in this homemade Epsom salt bath will help lock moisture and prevent winter dryness.  

Ingredients: 

  • 1 cup Epsom salt 
  • 2 tsp sea salt 
  • 10-12 drops of lavender essential oil 
  • 1-2 tsp of coconut oil 

Process: 

  • Add salt, coconut, and lavender oil in a bowl and stir well.  
  • Store the mixture in a small mason jar. 
  • Fill the tub with warm water and 4-5 tsp bath salt. 
  • Enjoy your bath time and give at least 20 minutes for effective results.  

Benefits: 

  • Boosts immunity system 
  • Protects against environmental damage 
  • Relieves skin irritation 
  • Reduces wrinkles, acne, and fine lines