When things become busy, it’s tempting to put yourself last.
Here’s a reminder you might need today: You always need to make time for self-care. By slowing things down and nurturing yourself, you become healthier, happier and more productive.
One way to indulge in self-care is to soak away stress in a nice Epsom salt bath at the end of the day. You can make it a ritual to occasionally turn your bathroom into a sanctuary where you can relax and unwind. Though an Epsom salt bath rarely comes close to a complete luxury spa experience, it’s a great (and more affordable) way to upgrade your usual bath time routine and pamper yourself to de-stress your mind and body.
Ever heard of the wonders of Epsom salt at all? Wondering how it can help you maximize your precious “me time”? Here we’ll explain all the things you need to know about Epsom salt and how it can help in self-care.
What Is Epsom Salt?
In spite of its very misleading name, Epsom salt is nothing like the cooking ingredient used for seasoning. It’s actually a mineral compound made of 100% magnesium sulfate. It is popular with athletes because it is known to soothe muscles. It is also a popular home item because it can be used for cleaning and gardening. Having Epsom salt at home and using it to improve your bath can change your life.
How Can Pure Epsom Salt Improve Your Bath?
Even if you’re not the type who enjoys relaxing in the tub, you will definitely benefit from indulging in an Epsom salt bath. In addition to helping your body relax and de-stress, Epsom salt also gives your body natural healing benefits that will help you function better in the long run.
Here are some of the ways an Epsom salt bath can help you relax:
Promotes Relaxation - Epsom salt helps the body stay calm and relaxed. The other benefits of an Epsom salt bath are increased energy and reduced irritability. It can also help improve sleep.
- Helps With Detoxification - Epsom salt helps with the detoxification process, which allows the body to run more efficiently. This, in turn, helps improve one's wellness.
- Soothes Discomfort - Even if you are not an athlete who regularly engages in rigorous training, this is definitely something that you will appreciate. Epsom salt can help reduce discomfort and tension in the body.
- Improves Skin - Now, isn’t this something we all want? Regular Epsom salt baths can help keep skin soft. For better results, you can use it as a body scrub or exfoliant. Simply mix it with your favorite cleanser and massage it on the affected area.
Read To Get Started?
Fortunately for you, fixing up an Epsom salt bath is easy enough. All you have to do is to add 2 cups of Epsom salt to your tub of warm water and take your bath as usual. It is recommended to stay in the tub for at least twenty minutes to really enjoy the benefits.
Here’s another plus. Our Epsom salt blends, such as our Energize Bath Soak and Happiness Bath Soak, are enhanced with 100% pure essential oils. This means that you get to enjoy aromatherapy benefits too. You can choose a blend that matches your needs.
If you are too busy to soak away your stress in the tub, you can also try enjoying a foot soak instead. You will get to experience pretty much the same benefits.
Even if you find it relaxing, it is not advisable to have an Epsom salt bath every day. If you have medical issues or concerns, don’t forget to seek the opinion of your doctor.