I don’t know about you, but I really enjoy taking a bath. Although, it’s something I don’t do nearly often enough. It seems every night comes and goes and I’ve done a million other things. It’s all about taking time to take care of yourself! We all need to do more of that!
One of the times I make sure I take a hot bath is when I’m super sore after working out. Whatever the reason for your bath, whether it’s to relax, sooth sore muscles or soften your skin, there are things you can do to make that bath more beneficial for your body.
We all know that vitamins and minerals are good for the body. Studies show that 68% of adults consume less than the daily recommended amount of magnesium. Magnesium is essential to good health. It’s found in our cells, our bones, our body tissues and our organs.
Magnesium is naturally found in Magnesium Sulfate … more commonly known as Epsom Salt! Here’s what Epsom Salt can do for your body:
- Eases stress and improves sleep and concentration
- Helps muscles and nerves function properly
- Regulates activity of 325+ enzymes
- Relieves occasional muscle discomfort
- Improves oxygen use
- Flush toxins
- Improve absorption of nutrients
- Help joint discomfort
- Help prevent or ease occasional head tension
You can gently raise magnesium levels just by taking a bath with epsom salts!
Add 1-2 cups of Epson Salts into your bath (as hot as you can stand it) along with 10 drops of your favorite Essential Oils and soak for 20 minutes. You can also add 1 cup of baking soda. This helps neutralize the chlorine and aids in mineral absorption.
Do not use soaps or shampoo’s during this bath, unless they are chemical-free. Your pores will be open and you’ll absorb those chemicals right into your body.
What kind of bath do you want? Do you want it to be Relaxing? Invigorating? Refreshing? Depending on what oil you use, you can accomplish any of those!
Essential Oil suggestions:
- Relaxation: Lavender, Calming Blend, Ylang Ylang
- Invigorate: Wild Orange, Grapefruit, Invigorating Blend, Peppermint, Lemon
- Help Open Airways: Respiratory Blend, Eucalyptus, Peppermint
- Better Skin: Melaleuca, Lavender, Frankincense, Helichrysum
- Muscle Discomfort: Lemongrass, Marjoram
- Soothe Skin: Lavender, Melaleuca
Want to order Essential Oils? Contact me to find out what brand I recommend.
Please share what you like putting in your epsom salt and essential oil bath! I personally love our Calming Blend. It’s SO relaxing, it’s wonderful to take a bath right before bedtime. I sleep SO well when I do this!
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I am an enthusiast of natural healing and always in search of natural ways to enjoy life and health. The post gave me a chance to learn a lot about using EO’s for my babies.
Have you tried all these bath recipes personally? Just curious how the ones with peppermint or eucalyptus work on the skin…is it a strong sensation to sensitive areas?
Hi! I’ve used both peppermint and eucalyptus with no problems. They are so heavily diluted that it isn’t a problem. With that being said, I don’t have sensitive skin so if you do…try a small amount and see if it bothers you. You can always mix a little more in some epsom salt. I hope this helps!
I have used a soak with eucalyptus lemongrass and peppermint and the relaxation is wonderful and it doesn’t hurt the skin at all sometimes I put a little coconut oil going to I have used a soak with eucalyptus lemongrass and peppermint and the relaxation is wonderful and it doesn’t hurt the skin at all sometimes I put a little coconut oil in too. For my carrier oil I use sweet almond oil which also helps my skin
cool article I like it and i want to ask if there are any contraindication? will be glad to see the answer. thanks!
The oils are so heavily diluted they should be fine for everyone but as always, if you are unsure, be sure to check with your physician.
when you are using the soak blends do you use 10 drops of each of them or 10 drops all together? and do you use all of them at the same time the essential oils? thank you.. i am passing these onto my family and friends if thats okay with you.. thanks so much..
I would only use 10 drops total so if you mix a few of them…like lavender and melaleuca use 10 drops total so maybe 5 of lavender and 5 of melaleuca. I’m not sure about your question about using them at the same time the essential oils. Can you clarify that?
Attempting to decide how far ahead of time you can make this to give as Christmas presents… . to what extent will they store/last. In the event that I began now would regardless they regard give in December.
much obliged for any guidance you can give.
I’ve made them about a month in advance before with no problems at all. Just put in an air tight container.
Epsom salts are exquisite cause they give a boost in many ways, as your article has brought up. Thankss! It’s amazing to find that numerous individuals are really magnesium deficient and getting into an epsom salt shower is exactly what is expected to fathom that inadequacy. As a matter of fact, a few times each week is the best. Make certain to stay absorbing the tub for around 40 minutes for best outputs taking into consideration evacuation of toxins and assimilation of magnesium.