Can Peppermint/Eucalyptus Make Great Bath Salts?

Can Peppermint/Eucalyptus Make Great Bath Salts?
Peppermint and eucalyptus essential oils make a great combination for muscle relaxing bath salts. We all get sore muscles from time to time. Whether it's working in the garden, riding our bicycle or walking that extra mile, our muscles often let us know we’ve over done it.

A great way to relieve the soreness and relax at the same time is in the bath. Bath salts are often the answer to most things when it comes to soaking in the tub. The essential oils usually determine the type of treatment given along with the salts.

The Benefits of Peppermint and Eucalyptus in Bath Salts

Peppermint has been deemed a multi-purpose oil. It's also considered one of the most versatile oils along with Lavender oil. One of the main benefits of peppermint oil is to reduce pain. When used in the bath it helps to relax and soothe tired sore muscles, as well as relieve muscle spasms. When used during massage, it helps release muscle tension.

Eucalyptus is known for its soothing properties. It's also said to clear your mind, reduce pain and promote relaxation. It's said to be high in antioxidants. Eucalyptus has a cooling effect on your muscles and reduces pain and inflammation.

Bath Salts have a wide array of benefits. In body scrubs, they help exfoliate, hydrate and purify your skin. When added to warm water for the pleasure of bathing, they help relax your body and mind. They soothe your muscles, detoxify your body as well a hydrate your skin.

When combined with peppermint and eucalyptus oils, your bath becomes a healing tub for relaxing sore muscles and your mind.

Peppermint/Eucalyptus Bath Salts

2 cups Epsom salt

1/2 cup sea salt

1/2 cup baking soda

15 drops eucalyptus essential oil

5-6 drops peppermint essential oil

How To Make

Mix the salts and baking soda together. Add the eucalyptus and peppermint essential oils. You can store in a giant mason jar or smaller decorative ones with tight lids.

Your choice of essential oils might be different and certainly used for different reason. What ever your choice, smell the oils at the same time to make sure you like the combination you're thinking of using.

Give it a try and let us know in the fragrance forum, how your salts turned out.

That's it for this week.

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