This easy bath salts recipe is made with magnesium flakes to help with muscle soreness recovery after a hard workout. In conjunction with an uplifting blend of essential oils, you’ll find these homemade bath salts are ideal for relieving sore muscles, as well as relaxing your mind!
This post was sponsored by NOW as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central, and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
Bath Salts Recipe + NOW Foods
Earlier this month I jetted off to Chicago for a whirlwind event with NOW Foods, and I do mean whirlwind. The amazing folks at NOW crammed more events and activities into a 24-hour period that I ever thought possible, including an Iron Chef-style cooking challenge, a 6:30am wakeup kickboxing session, a DIY smoothie bar, a make-and-take beauty products demo (one being the sports soak bath salts recipe I’m going to share), and so, SO much more. I flew home completely exhausted, but full of ideas for blog content and a newfound #FanForLife view of this incredible company.
But let me back up for just one second… Just as I don’t take calling any recipe “the BEST” lightly, my brand loyalty certainly cannot be bought. In fact, I’m not a brand loyal person by nature — AT ALL. I have a small handful of items that I buy time and time again, but overall, I’m looking to get the most for my money at the grocery store, at the drug store, and certainly at the health food store.
Some weeks the best deal is a national brand and others it’s the store brand. I don’t discriminate. But after spending 24 hours with NOW, I can tell you that I will definitely choose their brand whenever possible. Their commitment to not only their customers, but also to their employees (who ALL make a living wage and earn quarterly bonuses!), is almost unheard of these days.
Highest Quality at A Low Price
NOW truly goes above and beyond what is required to ensure it brings pure and effective natural products to market. They spent over $100 million on the lab equipment they use to test their products for quality, some of which are the only devices of their kind in the U.S.! AND they share their findings freely with their competitors. Can you imagine?!
In fact, when I asked the CEO of NOW, Jim Emme, about whether a NOW brand collagen powder would be coming to market, he told me they’re still on the hunt for a source that’s consistently clean — and then went on to recommend this competitor brand as a good choice to use right now. Who does that? NOW Foods, that’s who.
And that’s still not all. My absolute favorite thing about NOW is that they’re not interested in profiting from the 100-300% markup that’s typical in the health and beauty industry. Their products are of the highest quality, but are always priced lower, because they believe that’s what fair to their consumers.
I adore this quote from Elwood Richard, NOW’s former CEO: “You shouldn’t ask why we’re so affordable; you should ask why everyone else is more expensive.” Let that sink in for just a moment…
DIY Bath Salts Ingredients
Okay, I’ll stop gushing now and get to sharing how to make bath salts — using NOW products, of course. Not only do these DIY bath salts smell amazing, but they’re filled with magnesium flakes, which help with achy, sore muscles and muscle recovery after a workout.
I brought home a small sample of the homemade bath salts we made during our make-and-take session, and my daughter snatched them up immediately. She used them when her legs were sore after a cross country meet and absolutely fell in love with them. I promised to make her another batch, and I figured I’d document the process to share with you. Because we ALL have tired and sore muscles at times, right?
First, you’ll need to gather these products:
- NOW Solutions Magnesium Flakes
- Sea Salt
- Baking Soda
- NOW Solutions Jojoba Oil
- NOW Solutions Peppermint Essential Oil
- NOW Solutions Lavender Essential Oil
- NOW Solutions Eucalyptus Essential Oil
- NOW Solutions Rosemary Essential Oil
You’ll also want to pick up some containers to store your homemade bath salts in. I like these 8-oz. BPA-free plastic jars because they have tight fitting lids to keep them fresh. And as a bonus, they come with sticky labels! (Although, I prefer to label mine with an old-school embossing label maker.)
How To Make Bath Salts
Making your own DIY bath salts really could not be easier. For this sports soak version for muscle soreness relief, you simply stir together the magnesium flakes, sea salt, and baking soda in a medium glass mixing bowl. Then add the jojoba oil and essential oils, and continue to stir until the oils are evenly distributed.
Easy-peasy, huh?! One batch of this bath soak recipe will produce about three of the 8-oz. containers I mentioned above.
Homemade Bath Salts for Muscle Soreness Recovery
This bath salts recipe is ideal for relieving exercise-related temporary aches and pains. Plus, the essential oils used in these DIY bath salts add the following benefits:
peppermint — revitalizing, invigorating, cooling
lavender — soothing, normalizing, balancing
eucalyptus — revitalizing, invigorating, clarifying
rosemary — purifying, renewing, uplifting
Soaking in this soothing combination of essential oils and other natural ingredients relaxes both your muscles and your mind.
This bath salts recipe would make such a great DIY gift for the athlete in your life… Or maybe a fun make-and-take activity for your teen’s sports team! Any other ideas?
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How To Use Bath Salts
- Run a warm bath and add 1/4 cup (or up to 1/2 cup) homemade bath salts to the water. Swirl the water around to mix the bath salts in thoroughly.
- Relax and enjoy!