DIY Muscle Relief Salt Soak

Every athlete or weekend warrior has been there: aching from an intense workout but called by their training schedule, love of sport, or need to finish cleaning out the garage to go back for more. While progress might be most measurably gained through action, rest and recovery are arguably just as important for improving one's performance.

We made this essential oil blend for home use as a foot soak to target post-ski, post-climb, or post-bike toes. The mineral content from the salts provides additional relief to tense muscles. Or you can choose to omit the salts and baking soda and instead dilute in 2 ounces jojoba oil (chosen for its ability to penetrate deeply into the skin) for use as a pain-relieving massage oil. Please note this is a strong blend, and some users might prefer a higher dilution by adding more salts and soda or more jojoba oil.

Muscle Relief Salt Soak

18 drops Precious Essentials (diluted) German Chamomile
6 drops Precious Essentials (diluted) Roman Chamomile
3 drops Wintergreen*
2 drops Black Pepper
2 drops Lavender
2 cups Epsom salt
1/4 cup dead sea salt
1/2 cup baking soda

Combine salts and baking soda in a large bowl. In a small bowl, combine essential oils, swirl gently, and pour into the salt and soda mixture. Stir to distribute thoroughly. For a soothing foot bath, use 1/2 - 1 cup muscle relief salt soak with enough hot water to cover feet. Store remaining unused mixture in an air-tight container.

Essential Oils for Pain

We chose Aura Cacia essential oils for their commitment to purity as well as their support of the Positive Change Project, an inspiring organization committed to helping resilient women improve their lives despite significant challenges and setbacks.

Don't feel like mixing up your own? Look for us handing out free samples at the Park City Farmer's Market, then share your feedback with us on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter. Of course if you really want to get serious about recovery, the best option is to come see us this September!

*omit if using on a child, and additionally keep in mind that all essential oils should be further diluted for anyone under 10.