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Friday, April 10, 2015

Fair Friday- Two Ingredient Bath Salts

Today's recipe is really easy and this can be made even if you don’t have any essential oils at home. More than likely you have these ingredients at home. If not you can get them from any drug or grocery store.
I've spent the last year fine tuning my nutrition. That has led to a concern with what I put on my body as well as in my body.  Most commercial beauty products are full of chemicals, dyes and artificial ingredients.  Those ingredients can be absorbed into the body.

Epsom salts contain magnesium. When used in a bath salt, your body absorbs the magnesium. This provides several health benefits:

  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Reduces stress
  • Improves mood
  • Promotes sleep
  • Can help with migraine pain
  • Can reduce stroke risk
  • Can help with PMS symptoms
  • Help with muscle cramps
  • Anti-inflamatory
You would need to use Epsom salts on a regular basis to see the benefits

Two Ingredient Vanilla Bath Salts

2 cups Epsom Salts
Vanilla  extract

Pour the Epsom salts into a mixing bowl.  Add a few drops of the vanilla extract and stir with a spoon. Store the salt mixture in a glass jar. If you have a vanilla bean, place it on top of the salt mixture.  Store in a cool dry place.

Place a 1/2 cup of the salts in a warm bath and soak for 20 minutes.


Chris Wodke
Founder & Manager Team CMT

Chris is a triathlete and long distance runner. She is a three time participant of the Boston Marathon.  In 2012 she finished 2nd at Boston in the Mobility Impaired Division. She was on the course in 2013 when the bombs exploded.

She has appeared three times at the Paratriathlon National Triathlon Sprint Championship. She was the 2012 and 2014 National Champion Paratriathlon Open Division Champion.

In 2014 she was the PC Open Champion at the Duathlon National Championship. She has qualified to represent Team USA at the Aquathon ITU World Championship in Chicago in 2015.  

 In 2014 she represented  the U.S. as a paratriathlete at the Pan-American Triathlon Championship in Dallas, Texas.

She travels around the country raising awareness of CMT.

She is the author of the book, “Running for My Life” that details her experience as a CMT affected athlete.

You may visit her author page at:

Team CMT is a group of athletes and supporters working to raise awareness and to find a cure for CMT. We have 160 members in 32 states. We also have members in Australia, Scotland, Canada, Vietnam, Turkey, Finland and Iran. If you wish to join us visit our web site; or

CMT or Charcot-Marie-Tooth is the most commonly inherited peripheral neuropathy. It affects over 155,000 Americans (as many as MS).  It is a disease of the nerves that control the muscles. It is slowly progressive, causing loss of normal function and or sensation in the lower legs/feet and arms/hands.

Symptoms include; muscle wasting in the lower legs and feet leading to foot drop, poor balance and gait problems Atrophy in the hands causes difficulty with manual dexterity.

Structural foot deformities such as high arches and hammer toes are common.

Poor tolerance for cool or cold temperatures and many people have chronically cold hands and feet.

Additional symptoms may include fatigue, sleep apnea, breathing difficulties and hearing loss.

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