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Eucalyptus and Lavender Epsom Bath Salts

I created this eucalyptus and lavender epsom bath salts blend for a neighbor recently. Both her and her mother suffer from eczema, as does my youngest child. One recommendation you often hear is taking baths versus showers. Don’t go for super hot water though, that can make sensitive skin worse. Epsom salts are well proven to bring relief for skin issues. However, buying pre-made epsom salt blends usually means they are scented with fragrance “oils”, rather than essential oils. And if you have skin issues, that only makes it worse.

Eucalyptus and Lavender Epsom Bath Salts



Add salts to a larger mason jar (a pint or quart), drop in oils, seal and shake well, to distribute the oils. Using a canning funnel, transfer to the half-pint mason jar, seal tightly.

One jar=one bath. As you are filling the tub with warm water, add in the salts and let blend in. Soak in the tub and enjoy the benefits.

For prepping in advance, make a jew jars worth at a time, they store well tightly sealed for a long time.


These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These recipes are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease. They are not medical advice. This recipe contains essential oils. If any of the products cause skin irritation, discontinue use immediately. Do not ingest! If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult your physician before using these recipes.