Detox & relax Epsom Salts Recipe

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Detox & relax Epsom Salts Recipe

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We’ve created a beautiful, healing Epsom Salts mixture using Frankincense, Lavender and Clary Sage essential oils that we felt we must share. We’ve created a beautiful, healing Epsom Salts mixture using Frankincense, Lavender and Clary Sage essential oils that we felt we must share.

My husby, Cam, uses it weekly to aid his sore muscles (from cycling serious k’s of course) and I use it daily during bath time with my girls. It’s an incredibly soothing and loving ritual to commit to and hellloooooo, so good for detoxing the skin, and with the addition of lavender and frankincense essential oils, actually filled with skin anti-aging properties.

Yes lady. Run, do not walk… to this recipe.


Epsom Salt derives its name from a bitter saline spring located at Epsom in Surrey, England, where it was first distilled from water. Epsom Salt is significantly different from traditional salts. It’s a mineral compound of magnesium and sulphate, composed of small crystals.

Epsom Salts have a long history of diverse uses and benefits. Most commonly, Epsom Salts aid sore muscles as it’s a natural anti-inflammatory, whilst gardeners sprinkle them on their plants to help them grow. Epsom Salt can be used therapeutically, topically and internally much like essential oils.

There are many benefits of Epsom Salt some including:

  1. Boosts magnesium levels
  2. Reduces stress
  3. Eliminates toxins
  4. Relieves constipation
  5. Reduces pain and inflammation
  6. Volumizes hair
  7. Relieves constipation
  8. Improves blood sugar levels (as Epsom Salt increases magnesium levels and magnesium works to stabilise blood sugar levels)

Here’s a brief overview of the 3 essential oils we’ve used in this recipe:

Frankincense oil is sourced from the gum of Boswellia sacara or Boswellia carterii tree which is commonly grown in Somalia. It has been used for over 5,000 years and boasts many benefits. The most common being that it reduces inflammation, helps to boost immunity, heal skin issues, fight infections and improves anxiety.


Lavender essential oil is the most widely used in the world. It has been used for medicinal and religious purposes for over 2, 500 years. Lavender essential oil helps reduce anxiety and emotional stress, improves sleep (as it promotes restoration), heals burns and wounds and alleviates headaches.


Clary Sage has also been used medicinally for a number of years. It’s a perennial herb which grows in the northern Mediterranean. Clary Sage is most commonly known as the top essential oil for supporting hormone balance, especially in women during that time of the month. Specifically, Clary Sage helps reduce cramping, heavy menstrual cycles and hot flushes. It’s considered one of the most healthful essential oils, with anti-depressant, anti-fungal, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties, just to name a few.


Epsom Salts Recipe for Baths:

  • 1 cup Epsom Salts
  • 2 drops of Frankincense essential oil
  • 2 drops of Lavender essential oil
  • 2 drops of Clary Sage essential oil

*Rule of thumb: 1 cup of Epsom Salts to every 6 drops of essential oils.

We recommend using ¼ cup at a time in your bath and storing the mixture in a glass jar. You can reuse a jar from your kitchen, ensuring that you give it a thorough clean first 😉

Why glass and not plastic?

Plastic can damage the integrity of essential oils and with all the goodness going into every jar, you don’t won’t to destroy it with plastic.


So, give it a try and let us know how you go. Feel free to experiment with different combinations of essential oils. The possibilities are endless.

Detox & relax Epsom Salts Recipe was last modified: August 23rd, 2016 by Alice Nicholls

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