Alleviate sore muscles and tension pain with these natural bathtime ideas you can make at home!
Making your own bath bombs, lotions, salves, and more are a great way to control what goes on your body. Along with saving money, you can worry less about harmful toxins commonly found in store-bought products and exfoliate in natural, wholesome ingredients. Best of all, these DIY recipes are super accessible and will leave you with batches that will last a long while.
In this list, you’ll find plenty of customized blends that include essential oils, Epsom salts, magnesium oil, and arnica oil for skin-nourishing nutrients. If you’re looking for more of a warming effect, you can even try soothing rubs that include herbs and spices (like hot peppers and ginger).
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Beyond pain relief, many of these creams, salves, bath bombs, and soaks will also leave your skin silky smooth with uber-moisturizing ingredients like coconut oil, shea butter, and vitamin E oil.
So, feel free to indulge in some pamper time and give your sore muscles a break with these easy bathtime recipes.
DIY Peppermint and Eucalyptus Bath Bomb
Let the cooling effects of peppermint and eucalyptus essential oils melt away your pain in these easy-to-make bath bombs.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | DIY Peppermint and Eucalyptus Bath Bomb
Homemade Muscle Pain Relief Cream
This silky-soft pain relieving cream gets its smoothness from a blend of beeswax and coconut oil.
Recipe: Six Dollar Family | Homemade Muscle Pain Relief Cream
DIY Miracle Bath Bombs
Formulated especially for cold and flu relief, these DIY bath bombs will help ease aches and pains associated with sickness.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | DIY Miracle Bath Bombs
DIY Warming Rub for Sore Muscles
Ginger and ground pepper help add a warming effect to this DIY rub.
Recipe: PopSugar | DIY Warming Rub for Sore Muscles
Homemade Coconut Oil Salve for Sore Muscles
Peppermint oil offers cooling pain relief in this salve while ginger adds a pleasant warming sensation.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Homemade Coconut Oil Salve for Sore Muscles
DIY Relaxing Black Tea Foot Soak
The tannins in tea are said to be astringent, meaning they keep feet sweat-free, while Epsom salts soothe sore muscles.
Recipe: Alyssa & Carla | DIY Relaxing Black Tea Foot Soak
Epsom Salt Body Spray
Epsom salt soaks offer muscle relief. So, think of this as a spa in spray bottle form.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Epsom Salt Body Spray
All-Natural Healing Salve
This healing salve will help with aches and leave you with uber-soft skin, thanks to vitamin E oil and coconut oil.
Recipe: One Good Thing | All-Natural Healing Salve
Homemade Headache Salve
Nip that headache in the bud with this natural homemade salve complete with pain-relieving peppermint, lavender, and magnesium.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Homemade Headache Salve
DIY Sore Muscle Rub
Not only is this muscle rub soothing for aches and pains, but it’s also super moisturizing thanks to beeswax, shea butter, and coconut oil.
Recipe: Hello Glow | DIY Sore Muscle Rub
Pain-Relieving Bath Bombs with Epsom Salt
You can make these simple Epsom salt bath bombs with silicone ice molds – it’s so simple and way cheaper than the bath bombs you can buy at shops!
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Pain-Relieving Bath Bombs with Epsom Salt
Pain Relief Lotion Bars
Arnica oil is one of the main pain relief ingredients in these super-soft lotion bars.
Recipe: Wellness Mama | Pain Relief Lotion Bars
DIY Castor Oil Packs
Enhance the pain-relieving effects of the heating pad with these easy castor oil packs, which are especially wonderful for menstrual cramp relief.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | DIY Castor Oil Packs
Lavender Eucalyptus Green Tea Detox Bath Salts
With ingredients like lavender and eucalyptus essential oils, these bath salts are essential for your next long, relaxing soak in a tub.
Recipe: Good Life Eats | Lavender Eucalyptus Green Tea Detox Bath Salts
Muscle Relief Bath Bomb
Not only does this DIY bath bomb help with muscle aches, but it smells oh-so-refreshing thanks to peppermint oil and fresh rosemary.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Muscle Relief Bath Bomb
Seaweed and Green Tea Bath Soak
Seaweed powder is a great way to naturally calm and soothe skin conditions like psoriasis and acne, making this soak extra-healing.
Recipe: Biome | Seaweed and Green Tea Bath Soak
DIY Sore Muscle Soak
This blend of juniper berry, cypress, and lemon essential oils smells and feels amazing on sore muscles.
Recipe: DIY Natural | DIY Sore Muscle Soak
Sore Muscle Bath Salts
These ache and pain-relieving homemade bath salts make for a great gift!
Recipe: My Life Cookbook | Sore Muscle Bath Salts
Homemade CBD Salve
Harness the pain-relieving power of topically applied CBD in this homemade salve.
Recipe: Oh, The Things We’ll Make! | Homemade CBD Salve
Back Pain Bath Salts
Alleviate pesky back pain with this homemade bath salt soak recipe, complete with a custom blend of essential oils.
Recipe: Om Nom Ally | Back Pain Bath Salts
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