Herbal Muscle Bath Salt
The salt and herbs in this bath salt work together to relax tired muscles, improve circulation and ease aches and pains.
4 ounces of salts of your choice, e.g. Epsom salts, Dead Sea salts, pink Himalayan salt
2 teaspoons chopped fresh or dried pine needles
2 teaspoons chopped fresh or dried eucalyptus leaf
2 teaspoons fresh or dried lavender flower heads
2 teaspoons dried daisy heads
10 drops of essential oil of your choice, e.g. rosemary, lavender, mint, eucalyptus
Put the salts and herbs into a blender and pulverize them together. This allows the cell walls of the herbs to be broken down so medicinal properties can be extracted into the bath water. Transfer the mixture to a glass or ceramic bowl, add the essential oil and mix well.
To use, add the mixture to a square of muslin cloth. Tie into a bundle at the top with string and then tie this to your hot water bath tap, allowing it to sit just below the tap. Run the hot water directly over and through the bundle, allowing the salt to dissolve and the herbs to be retained inside the muslin (so preventing drain blockage).
Add cold water to the bath to the desired temperature. Soak and relax in the bath for at least 30 minutes.
Tip: This mix can be made in bulk (with dried herbs) and stored in a sealed jar in a cool, dark place for up to 1 year.