Recipe: Sore Muscle Bath Soak

I’m not sure if it’s been the stress of the holiday season (because let’s be honest, as enjoyable as the holidays are- they’re equally as stressful) or just a few nights of sleeping in the wrong position, but my body has been aching and sore all over. I’m not feeling lousy in any other way, so I can rule out the flu (thank goodness!), but these body aches are really weighing me down. When your body feels out of whack it causes a domino effect of other issues: headaches, fatigue, and overall lack of desire to do anything but soak in a hot bath and park it on the couch for a few days. With a work week ahead of me, laying around catching up on my DVR is the last thing I have time for (even if it?s the first thing on my to-do list!).

After a visit to my chiropractor for some much needed adjustments and a well-deserved massage, my muscles are still in need of some TLC at home. So when my day unwinds, I plan on trying one of these sore muscle soaks to ease any leftover discomfort and soothes my achy limbs. With a few specific essential oils and some tension relieving Epsom salts, along with a tub full of steamy, hot water, I?m sure to be feeling more like myself in no time. If the holidays have left you feeling a little tense (or any day for that matter!), you should grab these ingredients and soak away your stress too.

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Sore Muscle Bath Soak #1

2 cups baking soda (aka sodium bicarbonate)
1/2 cup Epsom Salts
1/2 cup Sea Salt
Very warm bath water
Add one of the essential oil blends listed below:

1. 5 drops Lavender/ 5 drops Peppermint
2. 1 drops Clove/ 3 drops Nutmeg/ 5 drops Rosemary
3. 5 drops Eucalyptus/ 5 drops Rosemary

What to do: While filling bathtub to at least 2/3 full,
add the baking soda, Epsom Salts and Sea Salt.
Add one of the essential oil blends listed above when the tub is almost full. Dim the lights, light a candle, and let the stress steam away while you soak up all the goodness in this relaxing bath!

Sore Muscle Bath Soak #2

1 cup Epsom Salts
1/2 cup Sea Salt
Very warm bath water
Add one of the essential oil blends listed below:

1. 5 drops Lavender/ 5 drops Peppermint
2. 1 drops Clove/ 3 drops Nutmeg/ 5 drops Rosemary
3. 5 drops Eucalyptus/ 5 drops Rosemary

What to do: While filling bathtub to at least 2/3 full,
add Epsom Salts and Sea Salt.
Add one of the essential oil blends listed above
when the tub is almost filled. Hop in, relax, and enjoy a little quiet time while your aches and pains melt away!

(*recipes from nowfoods.com*)

Feel good this season!

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