After a day's gardening, the old muscles and joints were complaining vociferously this evening. A relaxing soak in the bath was definitely a must!
I usually throw some Epsom salts - rich in magnesium, something our bodies are lacking these days, which is absorbed through the skin - into the bath water, along with a few drops of essential oil.
Tonight, I accidentally created a blend which not only has theraputic properties that specifically target aching muscles, rheumatism and arthritis, it also smells great. I blended 5 drops each of four different oils: Bergamot, Benzoin, Black Pepper and Clary Sage, and I must say the achy bits aren't nearly as painful post bath as they were before.
Definitely a blend I shall make up again.