Bath Salts - (No More) Back Pain or Stress Aromatherapy

Prep Notes

Soaking in an Epsom salt bath is the king of remedies for sore muscles, as the magnesium sulphate content of Epsom salts is readily absorbed through the skin for fast relief of inflammation. While you can simply throw a cup of plain Epsom salts into the tub, a selection of anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic essential oils makes it a doubly brilliant home remedy for back pain, cramping or tired, sore muscles.

With uplifting (yet relaxing) peppermint, rosemary and lavender essential oils, you don’t even have to wait until you have muscle pain to indulge. It’s also the perfect remedy for general tension and stress. Simply mix up all the ingredients, add a 1 cup bath salts to a running bath, adjust the temperature to liking and jump in with a good book (or a glass of red). Relaxation and relief from back pain and muscle soreness guaranteed!


  • 2 cups Epsom salts
  • 1 cup bi-carb soda
  • 10 drops peppermint essential oil
  • 5 drops eucalyptus essential oil
  • 5 drops rosemary essential oil
  • 5 drops lavender essential oil
  • 5 drops cinnamon essential oil
  • 2 tbsp dried lavender flowers
  • 1 tbsp fresh rosemary sprigs


  1. Mix together Epsom salts and bi-carb soda in a large bowl. Add essential oils and stir well to distribute evenly through salts. Gently stir through dried lavender flowers and rosemary sprigs.
  2. Transfer salts into glass jar/s. Use 1 cup of bath salts per bath and soak for at least 15 minutes.

Rise out of the tub very slowly and cautiously. You may feel a little dizzy and lightheaded, this will go away.