5 Homemade Bath Soaks, Bath Salts, Bath Bombs and Bath Teas Used For Chronic Pains
5 Homemade Bath Soaks, Bath Salts, Bath Bombs and Bath Teas Used For Chronic Pains – I admit I had a lot of fun with this post and took a lot of relaxing baths! There are so many recipes online claiming to help soothe muscles and a lot of them had some pretty harsh ingredients that I did not want to soak in. So I was looking for certain ingredients that I knew what they were and the benefits of those ingredients when relieving chronic pains, specifically muscle pains.
The one thing these bath soaks below all have in common is a mixture of Epsom Salts which are filled with Magnesium and as most of you know Magnesium is great for sore, tight muscles. Magnesium can not only help muscles, it can help nerve function, reduce inflammation, help relieve pain, provide relaxation, and even increase your mood by increasing serotonin levels in the brain. Sulfate, another mineral in Epsom Salt, is also very beneficial. Sulfate, like Magnesium, is also absorbed by the skin, but helps detox our bodies by flushing out toxins and heavy metals. So these baths not only feel good, but are also beneficial to us.
The other ingredient I was looking for was Essential Oils, now in previous post I have mentioned Essential Oils numerous times and explained to make sure they are PURE essential oils. I personally love Young Living Oils and it will probably take me a lot to sway away from using those oils topically, although I do like other oils for aromatherapy, but that’s another post that you can read here.
Below are 5 homemade bath soaks, bath salts, bath bombs and bath teas used for chronic pains:
Sports Soak for Sore Muscles By: Happiness Is Homemade
The first bath I found helpful is a Sports Soak for Sore Muscles From Heidi over at Happiness is Homemade. This soak says it’s for after the gym, but those of us with tight muscles because of chronic pain will benefit from this, at least I did. I love the combination of Epsom salts, Pink Himalayan Salt, Baking Soda, and the Essential Oils. I used the Panaway Essential Oil because that’s what I had on hand, and this bath was heavenly. I chose not to use the Blue food coloring as I kind of imaged getting out of the tub and being blue..haha. I’m sure you wouldn’t, but I just decided to skip that even though I love the color in the picture. Now that I have this concoction, I know I will be using this more often. FULL RECIPE HERE.
(No More) Back Pain Aromatherapy Bath Salts By: OmNomAlly
The second bath I fell in love with it from Ally over at omnomally.com. She explains in her post how she hurt her back and started using this recipe in her nightly bath. She wasn’t kidding this bath soak is awesome! It does call for quite a bit of essential oils which could be pricey to start, but since I already have more than my fair share I didn’t need to purchase any. This bath is so relaxing and soothes the aches and pains, It could be the mixture of Epsom Salts with the essential oils: peppermint, rosemary and lavender. This for sure will be another go to for me. FULL RECIPE HERE
Muscle Relief Bath Bombs By: Yurielkaim.com
Bath bombs, I’m sure you have heard of them. My my teen daughters made sure I knew they wanted them as a stocking stuffer this year and up until I actually tried them, I didn’t know what all the fuss was about, but I do now. The next recipe is from by yurielkaim.com. These DIY bath bombs are amazing! I added more Wintergreen Essential Oil to mine for the muscle pain and this bath was awesome. It did take some time to make these bath bombs and I did just use a plastic Easter egg, although digging into storage for it was not fun but this bath made it worth it and this DIY project was a great time with my girls. FULL RECIPE HERE
Soothing Bathtub Tea By: Garden Therapy
I admit I did not want to go to the store to make this, so I used what I had. For this next recipe from Garden Therapy, I used the Himalayan pink salt, Epsom Salts, Oatmeal, PanAway and Lavender Essential Oil, and threw in some chamomile and green tea leaves. Placed this all in paper tea filter and was ready for my soak. I did enjoy it and think I will be adding more to it once I go to the store. It was super calming and I loved the way my skin felt after. These would make a great DIY gift and I love the way she decorated hers. FULL RECIPE HERE
DIY LAVENDER FIZZY BATH SALTS By: Joyelick.com
– Farm Girl Inspirations
This next recipe is from Joy over at Farm Girl Inspirations and it has very similar ingredients as the bath bombs, but doesn’t have all the work. This bath was very relaxing as well as it did relieve my muscles and I love the fizzy bath effect! It smells awesome! Joy did a great job with the step by step directions so it was very easy to make and I absolutely LOVE her packaging for these. These would make a fantastic, inexpensive DIY gift. FULL RECIPE HERE
Do you have a favorite bath soak for sore muscles or have you tried any of the above recipes? We would love to hear from you. Please leave us a comment in the section below.
*If prescribed a pain patch please remember warm baths can cause medication to release faster, please contact your doctor before attempting any baths listed above.
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