Everyone is familiar with the power of epsom salt bath rituals to help beat back stress. However, you don’t need a bathtub in order to enjoy epsom salts.
Epsom salt baths have been used for centuries to help with a number of issues. One of the most popular uses of epsom salts is for stress management. Epsom salts, also known as magnesium sulfate, which softens the water and helps soothe aching and sore muscles. The best stress-reducing bath rituals using epsom salt are also incredibly calming and can help you decompress and unwind. However, not everyone has a bathtub in their home or apartment, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the benefits of epsom salts. Epsom salts are very versatile and can also be used in the shower. Here are some of the ways to get the stress-relieving benefits of epsom salts without a tub.
1. Make An Epsom Salt Scrub
An excellent way to use epsom salts in the shower is with a scrub. Scrubs exfoliate and soften your skin leaving a warm, dewy glow. Epsom salt scrubs can also help you massage out tension in your muscles, helping you feel relaxed especially after a long day. Making an epsom salt scrub is easy. We personally like this recipe from that uses nourishing coconut oil and epsom salts. Here’s our version since our bath soaks are already infused with pure essential oils:
1½ cups of Coconut Oil
2 cups of Stress Relief Bath Soak (or choose your favorite bath soak from our shop)
Once you blend the ingredients together, you will simply apply in thick layers along your body and massage. When you’re done, you’ll simply rinse the mixture off and feel skin. Scrubs are an ideal way to use epsom salts in the shower.
2. Use Epsom Salt On Your Hair
Epsom salt is not just for your body, it can also be used in your hair. Applying epsom salt on hair can help add volume, reduce oiliness and dryness, and provide real pampering. The best way to use epsom salt on hair is to blend it with your shampoo or conditioner. If you want to reduce dryness, add two tablespoons of epsom salts to a bottle of shampoo. If you are looking to reduce oiliness, add the same amount to a bottle of conditioner. Applying epsom salt to your hair can also help you beat stress by providing aromatherapy benefits and creating a relaxing scalp massage.
3. Sprinkle Epsom Salts In Your Shower Pan
A great way to utilize epsom salts is by sprinkling a little in your shower pan. Then when you shower, the warm water will activate the epsom salts and create steam. The steam can help create a stress free bathroom spa. Steam is cleansing and will help you detox from all the negativity. The steam also offers aromatherapy benefits and can help you relax and decompress after a long, hard day. Sprinkling epsom salts in a pan is super easy. Simply take ½-1 cup of Epsom Salts depending on the size of your shower and sprinkle it around the perimeter. We recommend using an epsom salt blend that contains stress-relieving essential oils like the Stress Relief Bath Soak. Containing stress-reducing eucalyptus and spearmint essential oils, this is the perfect blend for your stress free bathroom spa.
4. Apply As A Compress
Epsom salt compresses are a great way to get targeted relief and are perfect for the shower. Simply take your wash cloth, sprinkle it with epsom salts and then add enough warm water it begins to dilute slightly. Take your wash cloth and press against any area that is sore like your muscles or joints. Hold in place until you begin to feel relief, adding more epsom salts and warm water as needed. Though this is a perfect way to use epsom salts in your shower, you can also use a compress whenever you need a little TLC for aches and soreness.
5. Add To Your Soap
If you’re really busy and don’t have time to take a long shower everyday, don’t worry. We have a great option for you. Take your bar soap, wet it, and dip into your epsom salts. Then use as you normally would. This will help you apply epsom salts to sore areas and will help exfoliate your skin. If you use liquid soap, no problem. Simply add two tablespoons to your soap and shake to blend and use as you normally would. Adding epsom salts to your soap will provide all the benefits of an epsom salt bath but in a quick shower.
6. No Shower, No Problem
If you don’t want to take a shower, you can still use epsom salts to help with your stress. A great way is to do a foot or a hand soak. Simply mix a cup of epsom salts with a gallon of warm water in a tub. Make sure the tub is large enough to accommodate your hands or feet. Then soak for at least 20 minutes.
This is ideal if you’ve been standing on your feet all day or have soreness in your hands. The epsom salts will help reduce stress, but also taking the time to relax and care for yourself will beat stress back.
Epsom salts are always a key component of the best stress-reducing bath rituals. But remember this: you do not need a bathtub to enjoy our epsom salt bath soaks. These tips and techniques will help you enjoy epsom salts in the shower.
In order to get the most benefit out of your epsom salts, you want to make sure that you are using only the finest quality epsom salts. At Better Bath Better Body, our epsom salts are made with Mediterranean Sea and Dead Sea salts. These are the sources for the finest epsom salts in the world because of their high mineral content. We offer a wide variety of epsom salt blends to address any issue. Check out our options and let us know if you have any questions. We’re always happy to help!