There are few things more satisfying than a soak in the bath to rejuvenate sore muscles after a long day. You may feel depleted through work, play, or exercise and need to relax with your favorite bath partner. But what is the best bath bomb for sore muscles?
Bath Overall Bath Bomb for Sore Muscles
With Eucalyptus, Clary Sage and Arnica extract, Muscle Rehab Bath Bombs revive tired muscles, target your lactic acid build up and contain pure epsom salts to relieve stiffness and achy joints to aid great sleep. Vetiver and Peppermint compliment the recovery process.
With no coloring, these bath bombs top my list thanks to the blend of essential oils that not only relieve my muscles as claimed but also do not overpower with a scent as some bath bombs can.
Supplied in a pack of four, these are not the cheapest bath bombs you will find with these essential oils and properties but have the edge in terms of performance.
Airtight bath bomb packaging means they arrive in tip-top condition. ‘For Athletes’ is stated on the pack. You don’t have to be athletic to use these, just tired will do!
Best Runner Up
Including Peppermint essential oil WOD fitters RecoverBomb is a close second to Muscle Rehab and also arrive colorless.
They have come in behind the Muscle rehab option based on price. You will pay a little more per piece with these.
Providing muscle recovery ingredients which also include the staple Epsom salts and Baking soda, they work equally well in either your normal warm bath, or if you are one of the brave, an ‘ice bath’ too.
GREAT BENEFIT: The WOD Fitters RecoverBomb includes no color. This is a huge plus for me, as I am not a fan of the murky depths that can be created by some bath bombs. No color also means no tub staining too!
Basic packaging is nice, we know the envioroment is not taking a hit with plain, basic boxing.
Best Under $10
Introducing the Spa Life Lavender Bath Bomb Set. A set of 6 in this gift set breaks down to less than a couple of bucks per bomb. They are smaller than the winners of course. They are suitable for anyone on a budget but still looking for bath bombs with recovery properties.
The carry case might be unnecessary but could also come in handy. Inside, however, there are 6 x Lavender bath bombs with which to unwind and relax in the bath.
Lavender is known for its muscle relief benefits and the scent is complimented with real lavender flowers infused into the recipe too.
HINT: The supplied clear gift bag is not of quality and won’t last long, but could come in handy for something. Maybe that clear plastic bag required when taking small liquids on a plane. At least this can be sealed with the zip.
DIY Bath Bomb Recipe for Sore Muscles
If none of the options for purchase above look to suit you, how about looking for an even cheaper options and have a go at making a muscle relief bath bomb yourself.
You can select just how many you make and how often you use them, based on how often you suffer from sore muscles.
Here is the simple recipe for DIY bath bombs for muscle relief.
Not only will the Epsom salts work their magic with the lavender, but you can also feel the benefit of using the cream of tartar, and the silky finish it will provide the water. You can buy ready-made lavender fragrance Epsom salts at Amazon
- 1 cup baking soda
- 1/2 cup cornstarch
- 1/2 cup epsom salts
- 4 tablespoons cream of tartar
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
- 2 teaspoons lavender essential oil
- Food coloring
- 3/4 tablespoon water
- dried lavender flowers
Alternative: Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Dead Sea Salt Muscle Relief Mineral Soak
This product just sounds amazing right? Well, wait until you try it.
- PROVIDES MUSCLE RELIEF
- FIRMS AND TONES SKIN
- GLUTEN FREE VITAMIN E
- FIGHTS CELLULITE BULD UP
You will get around 4-6 soaks in the bath with this jar so it can be deemed a luxury
Available at Amazon, your muscle soreness is immediately in focus with dead sea salts to reduce any stiffness by getting your blood circulation improved. Also considered in helping fight against cellulite and assist elasticity in your skin, we have the secret ingredient right there.
I am a huge fan of Bath Bombs with Shea Butter to finding this ingredient present here is a bonus, thanks to providing super hydration properties.
Vitamin E is derived from the coconut oil which not only provides some scent but also skin nourishing, and the Hibiscus flower improved skin tone by treating dry and rough skin.
Alternative 2: RENPHO C3 Deep Tissue Muscle Massager
Moving away from Bath bombs themselves, I take a look at this massage gun found on Amazon that can be used for a host of purposes, but in this instance, sore muscle relief by way of deep tissue massage.
The gun, or one like it could offer complimentary effects to the bath bombs above by providing a deep tissue massage you can apply yourself with this nifty hand-held massager
Here are some answers to questions this article may have thrown up. Please head back to the bathbombguide home page for lots more information on the perfect bath, more products and advice on how to make your bath and bathroom, your favourite room in the house.
What is Veviter?
Referring to Veviter being included in the top rated bath bomb for sore muscles has possibly left you wondering just what it is.
Veviter is a grass native to India. It is closely related to other fragrant grasses such as Lemongrass and Citronella. Veviter essential oil is derived from the roots and produces a fragrant cologne scent which can be sharp and elivening.
Veviter oil also contains antioxidants and some sources claim for it to be an aromatherapy treatment for ADHD
Which essential oils are good for muscle relief?
Essential oils are a whole subject of their own, and should you have the interest, I would recommend a directory for more information. For now, and concentrating on Sore Muscle relief, this list is a good selection of essential oils for treating inflammation, tension, muscle soreness and fatigue.
13 Essential Oils for Muscle Relief
- Black Pepper – Warms the body
- Chamomile – Will soothe tension
- Clary Sage – Good for relaxation
- Clove – Another warning effect oil
- Cypress – Calming and relaxation properties
- Eucalyptus – Reduce pain and inflammation
- Ginger – A warming effect from Ginger oil
- Juniper – Releases tension and stress
- Lavender – Calming
- Lemongrass – reduces swelling
- Rosemary – Eases pain
- Sandalwood – helps with inflammation
- Veviter – As mentioned above
Are sore muscle bath bombs good for men?
Men can use bath bombs for sire muscles for sure, but may want to look for different fragrances. Certainly a percussive massager would work very well for men in this regard.
I have a full guide to bath bombs for men on site, with a huge and fun range of 13 bath bomb options for him.
What kind of bath is good for sore muscles?
The best bath for relieving sore muscles and the aches and pains of the day should be at around 112 degrees, deep enough to be able to feel covered, and containing a relaxing bath bomb with essential oils and Epsom salts to melt away your stress and any aches.
Is a cold bath or a hot bath best for sore muscles?
Both hot and cold baths will provide relief from muscle pain but in different ways. It is all to do with blood flow.
- Hot = Promotion of blood flow
- Cold = restriction of blood flow
When to use a cold bath
Cold water and ice will restrict blood flow to an injured area. This will limit swelling and bruising to the affected area. You will often have seen sportsmen and women using ice packs immediately after sustaining a suspected injury. This can include injuries to muscles when they have been pulled or strained
When to use a hot bath
Hot water [Actually Warm] will promote blood flow and if your muscles are sore but not injured then the additional blood pumping into the vessels will aid recovery of overused and worked out muscles all over your body.