Finally, I have perfected my bath soak!
It is so easy for me to strain and pull muscles, so I often soak in bath salts. I have tried so many and never did find one that really did the trick for me. I am sensitive to chemicals and scents, so I began mixing my own. I tried Himalayan salt, which is the most pure on the planet, but it is not worth spending the extra money to soak in. I found no difference between that and regular Kosher salt and epsom salt. I kept adjusting the ratios until I came up with one that worked well for dry skin.
Now I have found one that I just love.
Here is my recipe:
2 and 1/2 cups coarse Kosher Salt to soothe sore muscles 1 and 1/2 cups epsom salt which aids in reducing inflammation 1/2 cup baking soda to reduce skin irritation 3 drops of organic lavender essential oil (available online) the most calming scent of all a few drops of food coloring to desired color
Mix all these ingredients together and enjoy a nice relaxing, soothing bath. Moisturize your skin, applying with upward strokes towards your heart for a mini-massage.
If you are sensitive to dyes, you can skip the food coloring.
Yield: about 40 oz. which fits into a quart-size ziploc bag.
Store it in a bag or a moisture proof jar, like a canning jar, or a pretty one with a tight-fitting cork.