Today I want to share with you the easiest way to soothe your tired sore muscles. Soak in Bath Salts!
As a child I had horrible growing pains. I remember being jolted awake from the most painful calf cramps, pulling back my toes to unhitch the cramp and crying for my mama to make them go away. Mom was amazing. She would draw me a warm bath and have me soak in Epsom Bath Salts and then give me a leg massage allowing me to fall back to sleep. Guess what I now do for my little one who now has growing pains. Yep, thanks mom!
Here is the skinny…
Why do Epsom salt bath soaks work?
Scientifically known as hydrated magnesium sulfate, Epsom salt is rich in both magnesium and sulfate. Studies have shown that magnesium and sulfate are both readily absorbed through the skin, making Epsom salt baths an easy and ideal way to enjoy the amazing health benefits. Magnesium plays a number of roles in the body including regulating the activity of over 325 enzymes, reducing inflammation, helping muscle and nerve function and helping to prevent artery hardening. Sulfates help improve the absorption of nutrients, flush toxins and help ease migraine headaches.
Where can I buy Bath Salts?
Epsom salt is inexpensive and readily available at most groceries stores and pharmacies. I would suggest buying a large bag or carton that is unscented. (You will need 2 cups per bath for an adult)
♥Your DIY recipe for Lavender Sweet Orange Bath Salts♥
What you need:
Bag of Epsom salts
Essential Oil of Lavender
Essential Oil of Sweet Orange
Instructions for 1 adult bath salt soak:
1. Grab your bowl and pour in 2 cups of Epsom Salt
2. Drop 6 drops of lavender essential oil onto your Epsom Salt
3. Drop 5 drops of sweet orange essential oil onto your Epsom Salt
4. Stir mixture and press out any essential oil clumps. The essential oil should absorb into the bath salts.
5. Run a warm/hot bath and drop your bath salts in and enjoy! Soak at least for 15 minutes for the full therapeutic effect.
♥For my little one (3yr old), I cut this recipe in ½ and I make sure that he does not swallow the water. While the salt solution is not necessarily harmful in and of itself, accidental ingestion may cause sudden diarrhea or more serious side effects.♥
Good luck and please share your thoughts below. You can also contact me on my website at www.poppysoap.com.