I don't know if it's because of all of the romantic comedies I've watched over my lifetime, but anytime I'm stressed out, I just want to take a relaxing bubble bath like Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman! Music on, hot water, and bubbles nearly overflowing from the tub is my kind of bath. You can't go wrong with that combination, but I've found the missing bath ingredient to make bath time so much better, and that's lavender Epsom salt.
I definitely prefer showers, but when my aching body needs a home remedy, I resort to hot baths. Since adding Dr Teals Lavender Epsom Salt to my bathwater, I've found that it has the same effects of diffusing lavender essential oil, but even better. The lavender scent is soothing. (I recommend having a pleasant aroma in your home before bedtime.) Besides the fragrance pros, I find the warm soaks to make my achy muscles feel relaxed.
Dr Teal's Pure Epsom Salt Soaking Solution, Soothe & Sleep with Lavender, 7 Lb Bag - Bath Soak Salts with Essential Oils - Value Size
I use it once a week, but Dr Teal's recommends bath soaks twice a week. For a better night's sleep, fill up your bathtub with warm water and add two cups of Dr Teal's Pure Epsom Salt Soaking Solution to your tub.
So what is exactly Epsom Salt? Epsom salt is magnesium sulfate which is a mineral that has soothing properties. Not only can you find Epsom salt in bath salts, but you might even see it listed as an ingredient in lotion. I find it to be very moisturizing after I exfoliate my body with it. It's a wonderful budget-friendly skincare regimen for many people.
If you have dry patches, lather up some Epsom salt with your body wash. (I put body wash onto an exfoliating glove or warm washcloth.) Massage the paste into any problem areas, such as sprains, dry patches, or anywhere you have been experiencing muscle soreness. Yes, to pain relief and getting rid of old flaky skin!
Since the massage mixture aids in exfoliation, you may find your skin feeling softer and brighter. You'll be surprised by how new your skin's appearance looks after a few warm bath soaks with lavender Epsom salt.
As a disclaimer, I want people living with health issues to keep in mind that Epsom salt may not be right for them. People with diabetes should seek the advice of physicians before a foot soak. You can always resort to aromatherapy using diffusers if you're not sensitive to essential oils. Eucalyptus is believed to offer some of the same benefits as lavender, such as relaxation.
Epsom Salt With Lavender Benefits
- Sore muscle remedy
- Relieves sprains and stings
Prefer a citrus smell over lavender? Soak in this Himalayan salt foaming bath solution.
For those who don't need the smell of luxurious essential oils but are still interested in a personal care salt, consider an unscented salt.
This article was originally published on January 15, 2020.