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Healing Salt Crystals

Healing Salt Crystals

The easy-to-find ingredients for this wonderful bathing mixture help to relieve soreness and aching joints and muscles. Soothing and relaxing, Healing Salt Crystals draw out impurities from your body and deodorize, too!

With many of the healing properties of a seaside spa, this formula is perfect for the day after a strenuous workout, or for any time you need a little healing time-out. If you can’t get away to the beach, you can at least relax in a tub with these lovely crystals.

1 cup borax
2 cups Epsom salts
½ cup coarse sea salt
¼ cup baking soda
¼ cup white clay
½ cup dried lavender
10 drops lavender essential oil

1. In a large bowl, mix together the borax, salts, baking soda, and clay, then mix in the dried lavender, stirring with a wire whisk.

2. Scent the mixture with the oil, mixing well with the whisk. Cover the bowl with a towel and leave overnight to fix the scent.

3. In the morning, thoroughly mix again and package in jars, zip-seal or muslin bags, or envelopes.

To Use: Add ¼ to ½ cup healing salt crystals to a tubful of warm water.

Use epsom salts in a detox bath
Use epsom salts in your body scrub
13 uses of epsom salts

Read more: Health, Bath & Shower, Natural Remedies

Adapted from “The Herbal Home Spa” by Greta Breedlove (Story Books, 1998). Copyright (c) 1998 by Greta Breedloce. Reprinted by permission of Storey Books.
Adapted from “The Herbal Home Spa” by Greta Breedlove (Story Books, 1998).

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6:09AM PST on Jan 14, 2015

thanks for sharing.

2:02PM PDT on Aug 9, 2013

Great recipe,thanks for sharing

2:41AM PDT on May 3, 2013

Another great idea for using Epson Salts. Ad 1 cup ful to you dish washer or washing machine & run the the cycle with the washer emtpy. Cleans all built up soap residue & machines will work like new. Tried & tested with wonderful results.

4:10AM PST on Feb 6, 2013


3:06AM PST on Jan 23, 2013

Interesting. Thanks for the post.

6:12AM PDT on Oct 12, 2012

i want to try epson salt for my son.

5:16AM PST on Jan 15, 2012

thanks again

6:40PM PST on Jan 2, 2012

psoriasis of the do you use epsons salts for this,

1:16AM PDT on Jul 9, 2011

Epson salt is wonderful for so many different things. Works great for ecsema, psoriasis, any infections, itching, buring chaffing, etc. It also works wonders on yeast infections. 30 min soak in a warm tub with 3 cups for 3 days in a row, you are all cleared up. Hope this helps. My mom swore by this stuff when I was growing up, I hated it until i realized all that it can do!

5:56PM PDT on Jul 1, 2011


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