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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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5:28AM PDT on Mar 28, 2014

The choice instead of chemicals

9:16PM PST on Jan 26, 2014

Thanks again Annie, for another great suggestion that is good for us and for the environment!

9:47PM PDT on May 8, 2013

oh wow how awesome! i want to do this for me =)

1:47PM PDT on May 6, 2013


1:20PM PDT on May 6, 2013

Simple, inexpensive and natural way to feeling better.

11:26AM PDT on Mar 14, 2013


11:29AM PST on Dec 19, 2012

I have done this in the past, felt great.

11:25AM PST on Dec 19, 2012

I wanted to make this recipe up for gifts. If I add the glycerin or even just the essential oils, before bottling, will the salts dissolve to mush?

4:06AM PST on Nov 11, 2012

thanks for the info

12:39AM PDT on Jul 26, 2012

Hi all
I am new here.. I was diagnosed with psoriasis 4 mnths ago so thanx for this info. Will try this asap

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