How To Make Bath Salts for Arthritis Pain Relief

DIY Essential Oil Bath Salts for Arthritis Pain

If you suffer with Arthritis pain or know someone who does, making a bath salt with Essential Oils specific to Arthritis and Joint Pain can offer huge relief.

There are only 2 main steps to Bath Salts for Arthritis Pain Relief. The Essential Oils and the Salts.

Here We Go:

The basic recipe starts with 2 cups of Salts. You can use either Epsom Salt or Sea Salts.

Arthritis Bath Salts with Essential Oils

1. Pour 1 Cup of Epsom Salt into a clean mixing bowl.

Epsom Salt is probably the most common and easy to find Salt.  Essentially this salt is Magnesium, which is great for sore, achy muscles and bodies. Perfect for athletes, people who work with their bodies, stress and anxiety and cold and flu symptoms.
  • This recipe can be made with all Epsom Salt or all Sea Salt, depending on your resources at hand.
DIY Bath Salts for Arthritis Pain

 2. Mix 1 Cup of Sea Salt into the Epsom Salt.  Stir together.

Sea Salt is simply amazing and that is the reason it has been used in hydrotherapy for centuries.  It contains over 50 minerals and has a wide range of benefits for your body. Helping with skin softening, skin healing, inflammation, muscle pain, relaxation, stress, circulation, lowering blood pressure, detoxification, mental clarity and digestion.
  •  You can use coarse or fine grain sea salt. Course sea salt is uncomfortable to sit on, so make sure it's dissolved before getting in tub. 
Bath Salts with Essential Oils for Arthritis Pain

3. Add 1/4 baking soda to the salts and stir well.

  • Baking Soda adds a beautiful softness to your bath water. It also helps soothe irritated skin and generally makes your bath feel more luxurious.
    • The amount of baking soda can be altered depending on what you have at hand. Even 1-2 Tablespoons would be wonderful.
    DIY Bath Salts with Essential Oils for Arthritis Pain

    4. Add 15 - 20 drops of Pure Essential Oil.

    So here's where the pain relieving magic happens. We have to choose one or a blend of essential oils to release the joint pain and stiffness. We are using a mixture of Juniper Berry, Lavender & Frankincense Essential Oils. This blend not only smells amazing, but works like a hot damn.
  • We first add 8 drops of Lavender, then 8 drops of Juniper Berry & 4 Drops of Frankincense.  All of these oils are anti inflammatory. Juniper Berry is an oil specific to joint pain. Lavender is an anti inflammatory, pain relieving and calming oil and Frankincense is fabulous anti inflammatory.
        • If you don't have all these oils, here a list of other oils and blends you can substitute.

    Here are a few more essential oil combinations:

    • 8 drops Cypress,  8 drops Eucalyptus & 4 drops Marjoram
    • 8 drops Rosemary, 6 drops Lavender & 5 drops Turmeric
    • 5 drops Basil, 5 drops Fir Balsam & 5 drops Frankincense

    Relaxing - 6 drops Geranium, 4 drops Bergamot, 3 drops Ylang Ylang      

    DIY Essential Oil Bath Salts for Arthritis Pain


    6.  Stir in the Essential Oils very well.

    This might take a few minutes to really incorporate the essential oils into the Salts. You will be able to breathe in the wonderful aroma of the oils while stirring.


    Essential Oil Bath Salts for Arthritis


    7. Spoon your Bath Salts into clean jars.

    You probably have some great jars around the house. Think of jam or canning jars or other cool jars you've saved over the years. As long as it has a tight fitting lid and it's clean, it'll be perfect for storing your bath salts.


    8. Label the Salts and List Ingredients

    If you are keeping the bath salts for yourself, then no real need to list everything. But if you're planning on giving this awesomeness away, then it's always best to make your own label and list all the ingredients including Essential Oils that were used.






      • All citrus oils are Photo-toxic, meaning they can be irritating to skin when in direct sunlight or in a hot bath. You can add a small amount of citrus oils as part of a blend if you mix with bath salts first, never add citrus directly to bath water.
      • Always test essential oils on skin to be sure of no sensitivities.
      • Bath Salts can make the tub slippery, please be cautious when getting in and out.
      • If you are unsure about your health and using bath salts with essential oils, please consult your health provider.


    • Rita

      Do you have bath salt for headache and sleeplessness?

    • Thom

      Thank you, hard to find good recipes.

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