Muscle Recovery: Soak Up The Salts

by Dana on August 2, 2011

Image: Bath Body Supply

Sun By Day, Salts By Night

We all talk about soaking up the sun – especially during the Summer when it’s a great time to do be active outdoors. After a busy day outside, why not hop into the tub and soak in the salts to keep your muscles from getting sore?

Below is a recipe to make your own muscle soak so that it’s ready when you need it.

Make Your Own Muscle Soak

Ingredients

16 oz Epsom Salt
8 oz Sodium Bicarbonate (Baking Soda) []
2 oz Muscle Relief Bath Tea []
0.5 oz (1 Tbls) Tei Fu Essential Oil Blend

How To Make

Combine all ingredients in a large zippered plastic bag. Shake well to incorporate all materials, you may have to “squish” the essential oils into the other ingredients a little bit. When combined, transfer into an airtight container that will not be reused for food.

How To Use

Place desired amount of soak into a disposable muslin bag, large tea bag, or a bath tea infuser (this prevents clogged drains later). Allow the soak to “steep” in warm bath water for up to 10 minutes before soaking the body. When bathing is complete, discard the used herbs in the trash.

Features & Benefits

•    Epsom salts are rich in magnesium which helps muscle aches and pains.
•    Sodium Bicarbonate (Baking Soda) softens rough skin.
•    Muscle Relief Tea botanicals are selected for their muscle relaxing properties.
•    The predominant essential oils in Tei Fu Essential Oil Blend (wintergreen and camphor) have long been used to soothe aching muscles and stiff joints.

About Allison Kontur

Allison Kontur is an 18 year vegetarian, an avid runner and the founder and chief cosmetic chemist at Smell No Evil, Ltd. When not performing her “mad scientist” duties in the laboratory, you can find her running the trails in Northeastern Ohio’s Cuyahoga Valley National Park.
Smell No Evil, Ltd.
www.BathBodySupply.com
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