One of the most relaxing things you can do is take a warm Epsom salt bath. That is if the kiddos will let you! This bath soak is absolutely awesome to use or give.
Many people believe that Epsom salt can draw toxins from your body and help to soothe sore muscles. While I am not sure that there is research to back up these claims, I can anecdotally tell you that it helps soothe my sore muscles after a tough workout. What is more, when you make this bath soak with peppermint and rosemary, it smells ahhhmazing and it makes your skin feel silky smooth, which I love.
Even better, it is really reasonable to purchase. I got a 10 pound bag of the stuff for under $10.00. So, it makes a really economical but lovely holiday gift. I usually give a jar of Bath Soak with a jar of Scrub Cubes. It makes a wonderful combo!
The best news is that to make both would easily take you under 45 minutes! So without further ado…here is the recipe to make a relaxing peppermint and rosemary bath soak.
Peppermint and Rosemary Bath Soak (or foot soak if you prefer!)
- 1 and 1/2 cups Epsom Salts (unscented)
- 1 cup baking soda
- 10 drops peppermint essential oil
- 10 drops rosemary essential oil
- metal or glass bowl
- measuring cups (1 cup and 1/2 cup)
- glass jar (I like to use 8 ounce mason jars)
- decorations (twine, ribbon, paper, etc)
- decorative tags
- directions to give with gift
- Measure out 1 cup of baking soda into your bowl.
- Measure out 1 and 1/2 cups of Epsom salt into your bowl.
- Stir until incorporated. The consistency looks like chunky snow.
- Add 10 drops of peppermint essential oil (make sure to place drops all over, not just in the same place).
- Add 10 drops of rosemary essential oil (make sure to place drops all over, not just in the same place).
- Stir again, until incorporated.
- Spoon into jars of your choice. I split mine between three 8 ounce mason jars.
- Decorate as you wish. I used scrap-book paper to make pretty lids and added ribbon.
- Add gift tag and directions for use. I used one of my punches and twine. The directions read: “Use 1 tablespoon in a foot bath or 3 tablespoons in a bath”
- All done!