My Favorite Salt Soak!

Monday, January 7, 2019

A little over a year ago when I started fitness classes, I really enjoyed coming home and soaking in a tub of hot water to relax the muscles and help me sleep!  Sometimes I would throw in some Epsom Salt if I was really sore but never knew for sure if it really helped.

Then I read an article about a great combination of salts and baking soda that are supposed to really help soreness.  Oh my word, I feel like it really makes such a difference in how I feel the next day if I get a good soak the night before.   


At Christmas time I made some to share with some of the gals at the gym that have been such a help and encouragement to me this year.  I shared a picture on my Instagram account and had so many people ask for the "recipe" so here it is!!!


You will need:
Epsom Salt (just the plain stuff, no scents added)
Himalayan Sea Salt
Baking Soda
Essential Oil of your choice (my favorites are lavender and citrus)

In a large glass mixing bowl place:

4 cups Epsom Salt
1 cup Himalayan Sea Salt
1 cup Baking Soda
20 drops of Essential Oil

Mix together completely using a wooden spoon, being sure to break up any of the Epsom Salt chunks.  Store in a glass container with a lid to keep moisture out.  Use 1/2 cup in a hot bath!

I pour mine into a glass canister and keep it right in my bathroom!  It's handy and also pretty!  

These make the greatest gifts.  I used mine for Holiday gifts but you can make a tag for any occasion and tie the tag on with a ribbon.   Such a fun gift to give! 

Happy Soaking! 


  1. Thank you sew much for sharing Dori. This sounds wonderful.

  2. Good to know there is relief from sore muscles! Congrats on earning them!

    Love this simple, natural recipe.
    Happy New Year, Dori!

  3. Yes, yes!! Such "healing" with these ingredients. Love this!!

  4. Thank you so much for sharing your recipe! I can't wait to try it! Do you know why I am not able to pin this page on Pinterest though? I have tried several times with no success.
    Thank you!