Frankincense and Myrrh Detox Salts

December 08, 2014

Frankincense and Myrrh Detox Salts


Happy Christmas and Hanukkah to all! If I could, I would send each and every one of you a Gift, the Gift of a Frankincense and Myrrh Detox and Energy Soak to calm your mind and spirit, to ease your aches and pains and, to infuse your wonderful self with peace if but for 20 minutes this busy time of year. One of the greatest gifts you can give yourself or anyone else is time, time restore and replenish energy, time to heal inflamed joints or overextended muscles. A detox soak with magnesium chloride flakes and a special blend of pure essential oils such as this famous pairing can go a long way keep your spirits merry and bright throughout the season and the upcoming new year. Keep it simple and keep it pure for a clear mind and enhanced energy flow, open the gates with a detox and energy soak allowing in the rejuvenating benefits of Frankincense and Myrrh essential oils.

Why are they traditionally so special together? They can strongly disperse congealed blood, and direct it to descend, open up the meridians and collaterals, and are very effective for relieving pain. The two EOs are often used together to enhance the therapeutic effect. In clinical practice, they're often applied together to reduce pain and swelling in trauma, arthritis, and fractures.

Dr. Jiao Shude, one of the most famous Chinese herb doctors of the 20th century, described the similarities and differences between the two and the value of combining them:

Frankincense and Myrrh both quicken the blood and relieve pain. However, Frankincense moves Qi to quicken the blood and also stretches the sinews, frees the channels, soothes the network vessels, and relieves pain. Myrrh, by contrast, dissipates stasis to quicken the blood and also disperses swelling and settles pain. The former tends to act on Qi, while the latter acts on blood. When the two medicinals are used together, the benefits of each are mutually enhanced. Therefore, these two medicinals are almost always used together in clinical practice.

Why Magnesium Chloride Flakes over epsom salts?

I choose magnesium chloride bath flakes for more effective and long lasting magnesium supplementation. Epsom salt is magnesium sulfate which is another good alternative, however, if you do some research you’ll find like I did that magnesium chloride is an all around better choice because we need all the magnesium we can get!

"According to the National Institutes of Health, magnesium chloride has approximately 12 percent magnesium available for absorption. Alternatively, magnesium sulfate, or that found in Epsom salt, contains only 10 percent magnesium available for absorption."

"For purposes of cellular detoxification and tissue purification, the most effective form of is magnesium chloride, which has a strong excretory effect on toxins and stagnant energies stuck in the tissues of the body, drawing them out through the pores of the skin. Chloride is required to produce a large quantity of gastric acid each day and is also needed to stimulate starch-digesting enzymes. According to Daniel Reid, author of The Tao of Detox, magnesium sulfate, commonly known as Epsom salts, is rapidly excreted through the kidneys and therefore difficult to assimilate. This would explain in part why the effects from Epsom salt baths do not last long and why you need more magnesium sulfate in a bath than magnesium chloride to get similar results. Magnesium chloride is easily assimilated and metabolized in the human body."


This is what boosting your magnesium levels can do for you...

~Boost your magnesium intake

~Ease stress, improve sleep ~Reduce inflammation, reduce muscle pain ~Flush toxins ~Helpful during illness, clear congestion

Amazing, healthy and EASY gift for your friends and loved ones: Add 2 cups of magnesium flakes to a 1-pint mason jar, by adding 1 cup then dripping desired amount of Frankincense and Myrrh. Add a second cup of flakes and twist the lid on tight...the less air the better! Add your own festive touch and feel good that you're giving someone the gift of time and rejuvenation! 


1 cw round 150


  • 2 cups Magnesium Chloride Flakes
  • 2 drops Frankincense
  • 2 drops Myrrh
  • 1 pint mason jar optional for gift giving! {see end of post}
  1. Measure out mag flakes, drip equal amounts of Frankincense and Myrrh onto the magnesium flakes and pour under running faucet, stir bathwater to dissolve. The magnesium flakes will emulsify the essential oils, no worry about EOs pooling on top of bath water.
  2. When detoxing, use very, very warm water...the warmer the better sweating is good!
  3. Soak for 20 minutes if possible. Keep a glass of cold water nearby to sip while soaking.

Recipe By: CampWander