Have You Tried Sitz Baths With Epsom Salt?

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If you are looking for fast and effective relief, a Sitz bath is a great option. Adding bath salts makes for a relaxing, calming, and soothing experience.

A Sitz bath is a shallow bath that you sit in. It is also called a “hip bath” because you sit in water just up to your hips. Sitz baths were originally invented in Germany as a therapeutic remedy. Today, people enjoy its soothing properties for several different reasons. Sitz baths are very effective at providing comfort for your lower body. Since they are very easy to set up, they are also a great way to get fast relief. Finally, Sitz baths are a relaxing experience that can help you feel refreshed, at ease, and revitalized.

How To Take A Sitz Bath

better bath better body epsom saltsPeople take Sitz baths for many reasons, but most are looking for fast relief. There are a couple of different ways to take a Sitz bath. The first is with a specific Sitz bathtub. There are many different kinds of Sitz tubs but the most common fit right on the top of your toilet. These tubs are filled with warm water and the person sits in the water as they would sit on the toilet. More warm water and Epsom salts are then added. The other option is to use your bathtub. Either option is a great choice, it just depends on your personal needs. Sitz tubs are great for those with limited mobility or who don’t want to go through the trouble of filling the tub. Bathtub Sitz baths are great for those who don’t have or want a Sitz bathtub. 


Preparing Your Sitz Bath

Most people prefer preparing their Sitz bath by adding bath salts and for good reason. Bath salts provide many benefits to Sitz baths. They soften the water making it gentler on the skin. They also have powerful relieving properties that can help you feel refreshed and rejuvenated. Finally, when blended with essential oils, they can also add powerful aromatherapy benefits. With so many incredible benefits, bath salts are a must for any Sitz bath. Here’s how to prepare the two kinds of Sitz baths:

  • Preparing A Sitz Bath In A Tub: If you are using a Sitz bathtub, you will want to start by laying out a couple of towels. Then you will fill the tub with warm water. Then you will add 1-2 tablespoons of bath salts per gallon. You can usually get the size of the tub from the manufacturer to make sure that you are adding the right amount. You will then let the salts dissolve. Once dissolved, you will sit in the tub for at least 15-20 minutes to receive the maximum benefits. If the water turns cold, feel free to add more warm water and bath salt mixture. Once done, you’ll gently dry the skin by patting and you’ll be ready to go!
  • Preparing A Sitz Bath In Your Bathtub: You’ll start by filling the tub with 1-2 inches of warm water. Make sure that the amount you add will go up to your hips and cover the entire targeted area. While the water is running add 1/8 - 1/4 cups of bath salts. Once the bath salts have dissolved, you can sit in the tub. You will soak for at least 15-20 minutes to enjoy the full benefits of the soak. If the tub water begins to get cold, you can add more water and bath salts as needed. When you are done, exit the tub, and pat the area dry. You’ll feel fresh and reinvigorated.

No matter which type of Sitz bath you take, you’ll get fast and effective relief. Just make sure that you always add bath salts to truly get the benefits.

What’s Better For A Sitz Bath? Epsom Salt Or Sea Salt

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There are two primary types of bath salts used in Sitz baths. The first is sea salt. Sea salt is a great option but you want to make sure that you only use bath salts made with pure Mediterranean Sea salt. Mediterranean Sea salt has a natural composition of minerals that help enhance the benefits of a Sitz bath. Our Lilliuma Sitz Bath Salt is made with pure Mediterranean Sea salt and a soothing blend of lavender, chamomile, and frankincense essential oils. 

The second type of bath salt used in Sitz baths is Epsom salt. Many people prefer to use Epsom salt because of the benefits of magnesium. If using Epsom salts, make sure that you choose a formula that is specifically designed for Sitz baths for maximum relief. Sitz bath Epsom salt is gentle on the skin which is very important in such delicate areas. Our Sitz Bath Soak is a great option to try. It is formulated with geranium, frankincense, niaouli, juniper, and lavender essential oils. It also contains Vitamin C crystals that neutralize your bathwater. Another great option is the Postpartum Sitz Bath Soak designed for helping new mothers find relief. It contains a rejuvenating blend of geranium and lemon essential oils plus Vitamin C crystals.

Try both sea salt and Epsom salt Sitz baths to see which you prefer. Both can provide effective relief quickly. Just make sure you only use natural bath products.

Sitz Bath Soak Quality Matters

Since Sitz baths target our most sensitive areas, it’s especially important to only use natural products. Both the Mediterranean Sea salt and Epsom salt bath soaks from Better Bath Better Body use the highest quality ingredients. They are made with USP-grade salts. USP is the highest rating from the FDA for bath salts. They are then blended with 100% pure essential oils and Vitamin C crystals. They do not contain any chemical ingredients and additives that can damage, irritate, or dry out the skin. Other bath salts are made with ingredients that you can’t even pronounce, but you know exactly what you are getting with our products. Our Sitz bath soaks are not only safe and effective, but they are luxurious and make you feel like new!


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