Home / Featured / Congestion Relief Bath Salts Recipe

Congestion Relief Bath Salts Recipe

Congestion Relief Bath Salts Recipe from Primally Inspired (relieves congestion and sinus pressure!)

Congestion Relief Bath Salts Recipe

 

This congestion relief bath salts recipe is a tried and true natural remedy at our house to give relief from colds, congestion and sinus pressure.

 

Right after Christmas, my husband Zach came down with a sore throat and a throbbing headache from sinus pressure. We’ve thankfully managed to steer clear of colds and sinus troubles these past couple of years, but not this year. This bug was showing no mercy to my husband. It came with a vengeance and made Zach feel terrible for a few days. You know – stuffy nose, headache, sore throat, aches – the works. Poor guy.

 

I rolled up my sleeves and got to work. I know just how yucky sinus troubles and congestion can be and knew exactly what would give him some relief. I mixed together a blend of healing salts, detoxifying baking soda and mucus loosening eucalyptus essential oil. I drew him a warm bath, poured in a cup of the salts and told him to soak for at least 20 minutes.  

 Congestion Relief Bath Salts Recipe from Primally Inspired (relieves congestion and sinus pressure!)

 

And it did the job wonderfully! Not only did it give him relief from the sinus pressure, but it got rid of his aches and helped him sleep soundly, too. These congestion relief bath salts worked so well for him that I thought I’d give you my little secret for relieving congestion and sinus pressure naturally. I hope my recipe down below works just as well for you! 

 

Do you have any other tried and true natural remedies for sinus pressure or congestion? Let me know! And let me know if you tried these bath salts & if they helped you 🙂

 

Easy Paleo Recipes & Holistic Living

 

 Congestion Relief Bath Salts Recipe from Primally Inspired (relieves congestion and sinus pressure!)

Congestion Relief Bath Salts Recipe:

1 cup Epsom Salt

Epsom salt is the common name for the naturally occurring mineral, magnesium sulfate. Magnesium is known to many as the miracle mineral. Although magnesium has many different health benefits (supplementing with THIS magnesium has changed my life, but that’s a whole other post!), it’s probably the most well known for it’s ability to reduce pain and inflammation. The reason it works so well at helping congestion and sinus pressure is that it reduces inflammation in the swollen, inflamed mucous membranes. You can find epsom salt very easily at drug stores and grocery stores. I use THIS.

1/2 cup Sea Salt

Sea salt baths have been used historically for medicinal purposes for many different ailments. Sea salt is rich in minerals and helps the body release toxins. Make sure you use for unrefined sea salt – you can find this inexpensively at grocery stores. I use THIS.

1/2 cup Baking Soda

Baking soda helps draw toxins out of the body and increases your body’s ability to absorb minerals. I use THIS.

15 drops Eucalyptus Essential Oil 

Eucalyptus essential oil can help open up and soothe the tissue in the respiratory system. It’s known to help relieve the symptoms associated with the flu, colds, congestion, sinus pressure, bronchitis and mucous membrane inflammation. Look for high quality, pure, therapeutic essential oil to get the most bang for your buck. I use THIS – it’s Eucalyptus Radiata, which is a gentler, non-irrating and the preferred version of Eucalyptus for children.

Instructions:

Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl until well combined. Use 1 cup in a warm bath. Soak for at least 20 minutes. 

Printable Recipe Card:

Congestion Relief Bath Salts Recipe
 
Author:
Serves: Makes enough for 2 baths
 
Congestion Relief Bath Salts by Primally Inspired - can help relieve congestion and sinus pressure, aches and pains. This information is for educational purposes only, it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose any disease or condition.
Ingredients
  • 1 cup epsom salt (I use THIS)
  • ½ cup sea salt (I use THIS)
  • ½ cup baking soda (I use THIS)
  • 15 drops eucalyptus essential oil (I use THIS)
Instructions
  1. Mix all ingredients until well blended.
  2. Pour 1 cup in a warm bath and soak for at least 20 minutes.
 

Pin Congestion Relief Bath Salts Recipe HERE:

Congestion Relief Bath Salts Recipe from Primally Inspired (relieves congestion and sinus pressure!)

Disclaimer and Affiliate Disclosure Information

Check Also

Poison Ivy Natural Remedy! Immediate Itch Relief! Works for poison oak, bug bites, rashes, stings, too! | Primally Inspired

Natural Remedy for Poison Ivy – Immediate Itch Relief! Works on Bites, Stings & Rashes, too!

Get immediate relief from poison ivy with this 2 ingredient natural remedy for poison ivy! Works on bug bites, stings, and rashes, too!

10 comments

  1. Last time I was congested I poured hot water in a stainless steel bowl with 1 or 2 Tablespoons of Marjoram and spent about 15 minutes with my head under a towel over it, seemed to relieve it and I felt better. I did it 2 or 3 times that day and slept really good. I do also put a couple drops of eucalyptus essentual oil on a paper towel and hang it right over my bed at night 🙂

  2. I take coconut oil peppermint oil and mid evil oil just several drops of each mix well and rub the soles of your feet make sure you put on some socks. It makes your body feel better and you can sleep better.

  3. HI KELLY

    I TRY TO READ YOUR POST DAILY THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR WONDERFUL IDEAS.

    I WANT TO TELL YOU THAT I HAD A VERY BAD SINUS INFECTION AND READ ABOUT THE BATHS SALT AND STARTED TO DRAW A BATH TWICE A DAY AND THIS IS MY THIRD DAY AND I AM SO MUCH BETTER NO COUGHING AND I FEEL SO MUCH BETTER. THANK YOU

  4. I’m just recovering from a short-lived cold. To a pot of boiling water I added 5 drops of each tea tree oil and eucalyptus oil, breathing in and holding it for 10 seconds several times, and repeating a few times each day. I’ll do the bath idea tonight. Sounds great on a rainy grey day. Thanks!

  5. All I have is epson salt. Will that do the trick by itself? I can’t afford to go get anything else at the moment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *