Epsom Salt Bath for Cold and Flu Recipe
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Learn how to make an Epsom salt bath for cold and flu.  Make this easy recipe now before you need it.  It uses eucalyptus essential oil to open your sinuses and promote easier breathing.


Tis the season for colds and flu. I have been down for over two weeks with bronchitis, and my husband is on week four of pneumonia.

 
It's not fun to be us right now! I'm still not feeling great, but I am able to get up and do a few things each day.





I made sure to make these bath salts for cold and flu because they are nice to have on hand. When you feel yucky is not the time to start to think about making these. They will sit on the shelf for months, so make them now for when you need them.


This is one recipe from my new book Bath Salts: 30 Easy Recipes for Fun & Profit.


Epsom Salt Bath for Cold and Flu Recipe


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Unfortunately, life doesn't stop when I'm sick. I tend to be overly sensitive to cold medications, so I don't like to take them. Even non-drowsy formulas make me pass out while sitting. 


So needless to say, I prefer to use other remedies to help me feel better. like these sinus relief bath salts.


One thing that really helps me when I'm congested is steam. I like to take a hot shower, but a warm bath usually helps ease my aching joints, helps me relax, and helps relieve the congestion.


While you could just take a bath and get a lot of benefits, I wanted to make an Epsom salt bath for cold and flu for even more benefits.





What Can I Put in my Bath to Help My Sinuses?


You can add eucalyptus essential oil to an Epsom salt bath for cold and flu to help open your sinuses.  Eucalyptus can also clear your nasal passages so you can breathe easier.


Always dilute essential oils.  Don't just add the oil to the water because it needs to be diluted in an oil first.  Grab my essential oil dilution chart here to learn how to safely dilute oils.


Can a Bath Help With Sinus Infection?


Yes, the humidity, especially warm moisture in the air, can help open your sinuses and relieve congestion naturally.  


The warmth and steam also helps turn your bathroom into a giant essential oil diffuser when you use this Epsom salt bath for cold and flu.


If you'd rather take a shower, use these cold and flu shower steamers.  They turn your shower into a huge diffuser.





Epsom Salts


You can use either Epsom salt or sea salt in this bath salts for cold and flu recipe, but I prefer to use Epsom salts. The magnesium in the Epsom salt can help relieve sore muscles, which are common when you are sick.


If you don't have any Epsom salt though, feel free to use sea salt.  It will still work well for bath salts for cold and flu.


You can also use a combination of sea salt and Epsom salt to make an Epsom salt bath for cold and flu. Just make sure you have total of one cup of salts if you do use both kinds.


Essential Oils


Eucalyptus essential oil is a great oil to use in this Epsom salt bath for cold and flu recipe because it is a natural decongestant. As the eucalyptus releases from the salts, you'll breathe it in and help loosen congestion.


The vanilla relaxes you and smells great. You don't have to use the vanilla extract to make sinus relief bath salts, but it really does smell nice.


I also like adding peppermint essential oil to help open my sinuses.  It smells really good, and it helps clear your sinuses.


I also recommend using Simply Earth's Breathe Easy or Mountain Rose Herb's Breathe Blend.


You can also use of these best essential oils for sinus headache in this bath salts for cold and flu recipe.





Epson Salt Bath for Cold and Flu Ingredients


To make sinus relief bath salts, you will need:



You can also use other essential oils for cold and flu for a custom blend in your bath salts for cold and flu.


Epsom Salt Bath for Sinus Infection Directions


Combine the fractionated coconut oil and essential oils in a small bowl.  Then mix with the other ingredients for this Epsom salt bath for cold and flu well and store in a container.  I really like the wide mouth short mason jars.


If you use food coloring, it could stain plastic containers, but it won't stain your tub or your skin.
Use 1/4 to 1/2 cup per bath when you have a cold or flu.


This bath salts for cold and flu recipe stores well, so you can double it or triple it. I like to keep several cups of it around when cold and flu season hit so I don't have to make it when I'm sick.





OTHER NATURAL HOME REMEDIES FOR COLD AND FLU





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I hope you like this Epsom salt bath for cold and flu!


Yield: 3 baths
Author: Cari @ Everything Pretty
Estimated cost: $5

Bath Salts for Cold and Flu

prep time: 5 Mperform time: 10 Mtotal time: 15 M
How to make an easy Epsom salt bath for cold and flu or sinus congestion.

materials:

tools:

  • Bowl
  • Spoon

steps:

  1. Combine the fractionated coconut oil and essential oils in a small bowl. 
  2. Then mix with the other ingredients for this Epsom salt bath for cold and flu well and store in a container. 
  3. If you use food coloring, it could stain plastic containers, but it won't stain your tub or your skin.
  4. Use 1/4 to 1/2 cup per bath when you have a cold or flu.

NOTES:

Double or triple the recipe if desired.
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Cari Dunn
Cari Dunn

Cari lives on a small farm with her husband, three kids, two dogs, two cats, and a goat. She loves coffee, Gilmore Girls, her chihuahua, and her kids, but not in that order.