DIY Back Pain Relief Bath Soak! + Tips For Relieving Pain

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DIY Pain Relieving Bath Soak Recipe - Must Have Mom

Before I gave birth to Brady last month I strained my back and it has been bothering me ever since. Pregnancy did a number on my back and despite having a c-section last month my back pain hasn’t gone away. Combine that with pain from my c-section incision and I’m still dealing with a fair amount of pain every day. My husband has also been complaining of back pain so I decided it was time to do something about it. I set out to create a pain relieving wellness kit that would help both of us with relieving pain when our back pain flared up. If there is one thing I know, it is that being prepared can help head off disaster. Caring for four kids means we have to be on top of our game and we can’t let pain slow us down.

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I heard Walgreens was having a buy one get one half off sale on all their Well at Walgreens products for the month of March so I set out to get everything I needed to relieve our back pain. I love a good sale and I got all of this stuff (minus the slipper socks) at buy one get one half price.

I wanted multiple remedy options to help relieve my back pain. I picked up some Epsom Salt for my back pain relieving bath soak recipe, a reusable hot and cold bead pack, Extra Strength Pain Reliever, Extra Strength Headache Relief and a pair of comfy slipper socks (for after my bath soak!).

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The Walgreens brand pain relievers were easy to find right in the pain relievers aisle next to their name brand counterparts. I love that I can buy store brand pain relievers that contain the same ingredients as the more expensive name brands do and save myself money. If you compare active ingredients you will find they are the same! Plus they are buy one get one half off in March! Double savings!

Plus, by buying Walgreens brand products you will also be supporting a great cause. Beginning February 1, 2011 through December 31, 2014, 1¢ from the purchase of every Walgreens Brand Health & Wellness product, up to $3 million annually, will support bringing preventative wellness services to local communities through the Walgreens Way to Well Commitment®.

For more great ways to save money on products to keep your whole family healthy and well check out this video on Walgreens brand products.

DIY Back Pain Relieving Bath Soak Recipe - Must Have Mom

I took a three way approach to our back pain.

  1. I used the Extra Strength Pain Reliever to provide quick relief during the day when I’m busy with the kids.
  2. I use the hot and cold pack to ice my back throughout the day and provide great relief. I love these particular ice packs because they stay soft and flexible when frozen. I also love that they can be used hot or cold.
  3. I use this back pain relieving bath soak at night to help soothe my achy muscles and relax the tension built up in my back.

This back pain relieving bath soak is just what my back needed. It will help with sore muscles and tension. Here is the breakdown of what is in the mix:

  • Well At Walgreens Epsom Salt: Helps soothe achy muscles, reduces swelling, helps heal bruises, relieves stiffness
  • Coconut Oil: Moisturizes skin
  • Eucalyptus Essential Oil: has analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects
  • Lavender Essential Oil: calming effects and helps with bruises
  • Ground Cinnamon: Reduces inflammation

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DIY Back Pain Relief Bath Soak!

2 Drops Lavender Essential Oil 1/2 tsp Ground Cinnamon

5 minPrep Time

5 minTotal Time

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  • 1/2 Cup Coconut Oil
  • 1 Cup Walgreens Epsom Salt
  • 2 Drops Eucalyptus Essential Oil
  • 2 Drops Lavender Essential Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Cinnamon


  1. Mix all ingredients together.
  2. If using coconut oil that is solid form at room temp then mix together and heat in microwave for 30 seconds to soften coconut oil.
  3. Stir
  4. Store in airtight jar
  5. Dissolve half of mixture in hot bath and soak for 20 minutes.


What do you do to help relieve pain?

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  1. Will try some of these suggestions for my husbands back pain. Keeping fingers cross hoping we have the same result as you. Thanks for the recommendation.

  2. totally printing this. i get back pain too often!!

  3. I love using Epsom salts. They really are relaxing and soothing.

  4. Angela S says:

    I have back pain a lot. I take pain reliever but the back soak would probably give me a lot of comfort.

  5. My muscle soak mix for my bath’s is very similar to yours. But I didn’t know about cinnamon. I will definitely be adding that in! I love a good muscle soak when I’m sore.

  6. I have a lot of back pain too. This looks like something that is right up my alley! Going to have to try.

  7. Oh, I bet that smells quite wonderful. I’ve been a long time user of epson salts for bath soaks…and for soaking my feet. I’ve never done something like this though…will have to try it.

  8. Oh my goodness, that bath soak sounds to die for. I can already smell how amazing it would smell. Thanks so much

  9. Great post.. I will have to try this, I’m in soo much pain all the time and maybe this will help, worth a try and looks super easy and I LOVE your picture..hehehe..thanks for sharing, you have me sold… will grab all the things the next time I’m out

  10. I’ve taken many epson salt baths for a while and usually have it with lavendar, but that mixture sounds like an amazing concoction. One I will try!

  11. Epsom salt baths are the best for sore muscles. I will have to try this soak!

  12. I often find myself with a bad backache after a long day at the desk! I’m going to have to try your bath soak!

  13. Oh where was this when I was skiing a few weeks ago! I so could have used this. Bookmarking for a pain reliever when I start running in earnest again!

  14. This sounds amazing! I could totally go for a great soak right now

  15. This sounds sooo nice. I have been buying an expensive soak and clearly need to make my own! Love this recipe!!

  16. I need to make this bath soak! I injured by back a few years ago and I bet this could really help on those days when it flares up! A little me time is always welcome too! 😉

  17. I am going to give this a try this weekend!

  18. Sounds like a great recipe, very relaxing!

  19. Thank you so much for sharing this. I have lower back pain quite often from a wreck I was in, I am going to have to try this.

  20. I could use all these remedies right now
    Been a little stressed and it is tensing up my upper back

  21. Oooh, this would help so much. I use pain pills and rubs for my soreness. 😀 I definitely soak in the tub. 😀

  22. If you need me, I’ll be in the bath trying this out… 🙂

  23. I’m going to have to make a batch of this for my mom. She dislocated her knee a couple years ago, and has hip/back/leg issues now.

  24. Oh wow, this sounds awesome! I really love that you can pick up all of the ingredients at Walgreens too! Perfect! I’ve always wanted to try epsom salt!

  25. Thanks for this great recipe! I have back pain every day and I could sure use this!

  26. Since I work at home (and end up sitting on the couch to work), my back is always killing me! Thank you for this, I am going to try it!

  27. This sounds like heaven. My boyfriend has ongoing back issues, so I should set him up a nice relaxing hot soak!

  28. My husband generally massages my back with a balm or I place a hot pack on the sore area 🙂

  29. I have to try that recipe! I didn’t realize it would be that easy to create a bath soak. I threw my back out when I was just 14 weeks pregnant with my last son. (picking up pumpkins!) I have had to be very careful with it ever since. Thanks for sharing #client

  30. Octavia Shabazz says:

    Im reading right now, as Im soaking in a hot tub of epsom salt. But when im done, I will be mixing these ingredients 4 my next soak. I don’t have lavender, but I will be using peppermint oil.

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