Archive for February, 2009

…and soak away sore muscles

Monday, February 16th, 2009

“That’s it!” Angie giggled, moving so the spray of the shower hit Chris directly in the face. “Some of us have to work for a livin’!” Chris laughed with her and, reluctantly, stepped out of the shower.   ~ Falling In Love

And with this post, we will ~ as reluctantly as Chris ~ move on from the bath.  But first, one more favorite, this time with salts.

Sea salts are fabulous for when you are sore.  If you’ve been working out too hard or sitting still too long, nothing feels quite as good as a sea salt soak.  And none of the other bath products cost as much.  But you know we’ve got a solution to that…

  • 3/4 c sea salt (available at any grocery store.  you may use coarse or fine.  I prefer the coarse but it really doesn’t matter)
  • 1/4 c Epsom salts (also available at the grocery store)
  • 1/4 c almond or mineral oil adobe acrobat xi standard more bonuses
  • 8-10 drops essential oil, eucalyptus (any oil can be used for a nice bath; eucalyptus will be particularly helpful to sore muscles, though)

Combine the sea salt and the Epsom salts.  Whisk together the almond or mineral oil and the essential oil, until well blended.  Mix the oil into the salt slowly, breaking up clumps as they occur.  Store in an airtight container in the bathroom, where it’s close at hand.   Add 3-4 T to running water.  Soak for at least 15 minutes so that the salts have a chance to work on your muscles.  This also makes a lovely foot bath at the end of a long day of standing or walking.

A sea salt soak for sore muscles.  The exact same thing we can get a spa for almost $100.  At home.  For less than twenty bucks.

It’s a champagne life…on a beer budget!

~ Pauline