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
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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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Melissa DogLover
Melissa DogLoverabout a year ago

thanks for sharing.

Sonia Minwer-Barakat Requ

Great recipe,thanks for sharing

Kay Redmon
Kay Redmon2 years ago

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.

Loo Samantha
Loo sam3 years ago


Danuta Watola
Danuta Watola3 years ago

Interesting. Thanks for the post.

Linda M.
Linda M.3 years ago

i want to try epson salt for my son.

Sheri L.
Sheri l.4 years ago

thanks again

Doreen W.
Doreen W.4 years ago

psoriasis of the scalp.how do you use epsons salts for this,

Jessica P.
Jessica P.4 years ago

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!

criss S.
criss s.4 years ago