Cold season is coming! Yikes! What to do to keep a cold away? Or get rid of one that has arrived?
While getting hopped up or zoned out on cold medicine may make you feel a little better for awhile, wouldn’t you like to take a few baths to clear the crap out? And, it’s a great excuse to get in the tub. Whether it’s a nasty cold or icky allergies, this Epsom salt recipe can help keep the crud at bay. It won’t take long to mix it up either.
- 4 cups Epsom salt
- 5 drops Eucalyptus essential oil
- 5 drops Lavender essential oil
- 5 drops Peppermint essential oil
- 1 Tbsp. of carrier oil (almond, grapeseed, olive, etc. – your choice)
Put all the ingredients in a bowl and mix very well with a fork. If you want to dress it up a bit, or perhaps give it as a gift, add the drops of food coloring before mixing. Put the mixture in a pretty jar, salt tube, or container that has a tight fitting lid. (Jelly jars give them a quaint vintage feel).
Add about half of the mixture to your bath water and get in for at least 30 minutes. Have some washcloths close by to drape over your face to inhale to oils and clear up and clogged sinuses. Grab your rubber ducky and enjoy a steamy respite.
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Do you ever have a reaction occur between the salts and oils? My salts build pressure in my glass jar. I’d like to know how to stop that from happening.
Dear Diva Rachelle,
Nope, never had that happen. I found this article Exploding Bath Salts that might help. You definitely do NOT want your bath salts exploding! It can’t be that common because there are tons of packages and jars of bath salts for retail sale so I am wondering if there is some other ingredient you are using that is causing a reaction? Keep me posted when you figure it out!
Big Bubble Blessings,
The Bathtub Diva