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!