26 February 2018

Lemon Rosemary Detox Bath Salt Recipe

My arthritis has been acting up lately.  I haven't slept much the past few weeks because my legs ache so bad at night, so it hasn't been much fun being me lately.  

Unfortunately, my schedule hasn't lessened to give me a break.  If anything, it's gotten worse.  I didn't have a break all weekend to relax and rest my poor legs.

Part of my natural regimen is to take a hot bath to help my joints and muscles.  I made this lemon rosemary detox bath salt recipe to help my skin.  The warmth from the water and the Epsom salts also help reduce my pain.

Although this is a detox bath and wonderful for yourself, it would also make a great gift for Mother's Day or even end of the year teacher gifts.  You could package it in mason jars with lids, tie a bow in yellow ribbon, and have an adorable gift.


This simple detox bath salt recipe is easy to make in just a few minutes.  It's shelf stable, so you can make it and store it for several months until you are ready to use it.

I chose Epsom salts because they are high in magnesium.  Most Americans are deficient in magnesium, but it can be absorbed through the skin, so this is a great way to boost your magnesium levels.  Epsom salts are also said to help remove toxins from your body, reduce inflammation, and reduce pain.

I used sea salt because they help cleanse your pores.  If you suffer from body acne, the salt can slow oil production and stop bacterial growth for fewer blemishes.

Baking soda helps soften the water as you relax in the tub.  It can also help soften and cleanse your skin.

Lemon essential oil is an astringent and helps detox your skin.  It's said to help rejuvenate skin and help it look more vibrant.  It can also help reduce excess oil.

Rosemary is naturally antiseptic.  It can also help repair damage on your skin and help reduce the signs of aging.




Combine the Epsom salt, sea salt, and baking soda in a medium sized bowl.


Add the lemon essential oil and dried rosemary.  Stir well.


Store in an airtight container.


Use 1/2 cup per bath.

If you like this lemon rosemary detox bath salt recipe, then don't miss my ebook with 30 bath salt recipes.

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Cari Dunn
Cari Dunn

Cari lives on a small farm in Ohio with her husband, three kids, two dogs, two cats, five goats, several chickens, and homing pigeons. She loves Gilmore Girls, coffee, and her kids. Not in that order.