As you know I am a huge advocate of ice baths.  Here are a few recipes to even kick up your recovery.

Written by Sherry Post (facebook).
All my active lifestyle friendz! Save some $ and save your body: In your ice bath try adding this:
Soothe Aches & Pains Away Bath Salts

1/2 cup baking soda
1/2 cup dry milk or coconut
1 cup Epsom salt
1 cup sea salt
Combine all ingredients together in a jar with a tight fitting lid. Use ½ Cup of mixture for each bath. Shake before each use.

If desired, you can customize your blend by adding two drops of any of the following essential oils or some dried herbs for every ½ cup of mixture. there is a perfect combination of additives you can place within the bath salts to get optimal results. (Look within the parenthesis for conditions and ailments each is purported to help.)

Basil (Soothing Muscles, Insect Bites)

Black Pepper (Deep Tissue Aches and Pain )

Chamomile (Anti-inflammatory, Numbing, Relaxation, Headaches, Stress, Depression, Stomach Upset, Insomnia, )

Cinnamon (Digestive Ailments, Menstrual Problems, Chills)

Citronella (Migraines, Headaches, Minor Infections)

Clary Sage (Antiseptic, Migraines, Cramps, Aches and Pains, Headaches, Insect Bites, Skin Infections)

Eucalyptus (Respiratory ailments, Aches and pains, Bronchitis, Sprains,

Geranium (PMS, Menopausal Symptoms, Anti-Inflammatory, Fungicidal, Athlete’s Foot)

Ginger (Digestion, Stomach Upset,

Jasmine (Depression, Laryngitis, Sprains)
Lavender (Anti-inflammatory, Numbing, Relaxation, Insomnia, Headaches, Stress, Bacterial Infection, Bruises, Insect Bites and Stings)

Lemon (Warts, Circulation, Brittle Nails, Colds, Flu, Varicose Veins)

Nutmeg (Digestive Problems, Kidney Problems, Nausea)
Patchouli (Antiseptic, Burns, Anti-Inflammatory, Acne, Athlete’s Foot)
Peppermint (Headaches, Stimulation, Muscle Fatigue, Acne, Dermatitis, Scabies)

Rose (Anti-inflammatory, Insomnia, Stress,
Depression, Bacterial Infection)

Rosemary (Stimulation, Respiratory, Mental Fatigue, Muscular Pain, Circulation, Eczema, Bronchitis, Fluid Retention)

Sage (Mental Fatigue)

Sandalwood (Nausea, Sore throat, Acne, Stress)

Sweet Orange (Anti-Inflammatory, Fever, Stress, Bronchitis)

Tea Tree (Anti-inflammatory, Bacterial Infection, Dandruff, Cold Sores, Athlete’s Feet, Warts, Wounds)
Valerian (Calming, Sleep Disturbances)

Wintergreen (Muscle and Joint Discomfort)


Posted on 07/14/2013, in Natural Living. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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