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Detoxifying Salt Soak Formula

Detoxifying Salt Soak Formula

This marvelous soak relaxes muscles, draws toxins from the body, and contains a natural sedative to help your nervous system relax and unwind. It is also a natural emollient and exfoliant–and it reduces swelling. All this in one simple formula!

You may want to keep some of this magic mixture on hand. Try it here:

1 cup sea salt
2 cups baking soda
1 cup Epsom salts
1 to 2 tablespoons pure vegetable glycerin per bath (available from your local health food store)
4 to 6 drops essential oil per bath (lavender, sandalwood, or ylang ylang would be nice choices)

1. Combine the dry ingredients in a bowl, stirring to blend. Add 1/4 cup to your bath while the tub fills.

2. Add the glycerin to the bath to prevent drying (feel free to use less if your skin is oily, or more if your skin is dry) and the drops of essential oil.

3. The dry mixture will keep indefinitely in a glass jar with a screw lid.

Makes 4 cups (enough for 16 baths).

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11:02AM PST on Dec 21, 2014

Thank you

12:55AM PST on Dec 9, 2014

Great post! Fantastic recipe...I'm copying this for future use. Sounds really great for sore and tired body and legs. So I'm sold on it. Thank you very much for sharing.

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4:45AM PDT on Sep 30, 2014

Thank you :)

8:15PM PDT on Aug 28, 2014

Thank you :)

2:07AM PDT on Aug 11, 2014

great :) thank you

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