There are dozens of reasons to make time for a bath. For those who maybe haven’t prioritized their self-care before, finding the best epsom salt for every soak can help to be just the incentive you’re looking for.
Why A Bath?
A bath can be taken for purely hygienic purposes, but it can also be much more than that. A bath is an effective and soothing way to relax, practice mindfulness, and create a better mind/body balance, and as it turns out – it’s not just humans who feel that way.
While some may practice self-care by going out for a nice meal, taking a trip, having a shopping day, making a stop by the salon, these aren’t things that are always accessible. They need to be preplanned, and they won’t do much good if a person is looking for a pick-me-up at a moment’s notice. This is where baths really come in handy.
A bath can be taken in a standard tub, a sitz bath, or a foot soaking basin. They don’t have to be long, with a 15-to-20-minute bath providing maximum benefit. They can be taken either at home or while traveling for business or leisure. A relaxing bath can always be there for you, and epsom salt soaks make the experience always customizable.
Why Epsom Salt?
Soaking in epsom salt is an old tried and true tradition. Filled with magnesium, authentic epsom salt is naturally soothing and relaxing, improving your bathing experience as whole. Epsom salt can be enhanced by all-natural essential oils, which combine the relaxing properties of the magnesium with the uplifting, invigorating, relaxing, soothing, cooling, or grounding effects of natural aromatherapy. It’s easy to take epsom salt with you, and just ½ to 1 cup of epsom salt is enough to provide an enhanced bath perfect for any self-care situation.
When looking for an epsom salt for your bath, the most important thing to prioritize is the ingredients. USP grade epsom salt that has been verified safe and authentic should be top priority, along with the use of all-natural aromatics. Synthetic fragrances may put unwanted chemicals into your bath, while all-natural essential oils provide the most authentic fragrances for an aromatherapeutic self-care experience.
A Salt For Your Soak
Whether it’s a sitz bath, a traditional bath, a foot bath, or any bath in between, there’s a soak for that. These soaks are formulated to enhance specific baths, although they can be used in any bath as personal preferences allow. For instance, if one really benefits from the aroma of a relaxing lavender soak, and they wish to use that soak in a sitz or foot bath, they can do just that. Your bath is your experience, and you can create that experience to be anything you like.
For those new to self-care bathing, some soaks that work well to get into different types of baths are:
- Sitz Soak – Sitz baths are a useful type of bath that many have never taken before. This type of bath that focuses primarily on the bottom area, and it’s a popular bath with new moms or those who experience hemorrhoid conditions. The magnesium in the epsom salt soak works to calm hemorrhoid discomfort, helping those who experience hemorrhoids during the healing process.
A sitz bath can be taken in a sitz bath that attaches to the back of a toilet bowl, or in a few inches of water in a standard bathtub. About 1 to 2 tablespoons of soak per gallon of warm water are added to the bath, and one can soak for about 15 to 20 minutes to experience the bath’s full benefits.
Sitz Soak combines USP grade epsom salt with MCT fractionated coconut oil, Vitamin C crystals, and Vitamin E oil with essential oils of lavender, frankincense, geranium, niaouli, and juniper for a soothing, relaxing, and refreshing bath experience.
- Detox Foot Soak – The feet are the true “workhorse” of the body. They’re responsible for carrying us through our everyday and they’re where the average person tends to hold quite a bit of stress at the end of the day. A foot bath is the perfect way to soothe and relax.
A foot bath can be taken in a traditional bathtub or a foot soaking basin. After choosing your bath area, fill the tub or basin with enough warm water to cover the feet up to the ankle. Add in 1 to 2 tablespoons of your chosen soak per gallon of water and agitate to ensure the soak has completely dissolved before settling in for a 15-to-20-minute bath. Pat dry with a soft towel and enjoy soothed and refreshed feet.
Detox Foot Soak is an uplifting and relaxing foot bath soak. This soak combines USP grade epsom salt with MCT fractionated coconut oil, Vitamin C crystals, Vitamin E oil, and essential oils of lemon, peppermint, frankincense, and lavender.
- Deep Relaxation – Full body traditional baths are the types of baths that most are familiar with. These are most often taken for periods of self-care and relaxation, and there’s no better way to relax than with Deep Relaxation. This simple soak combines USP grade epsom salt with fractionated MCT coconut oil, Vitamin C crystals, Vitamin E oil, and essential oil of all-natural soothing lavender. A simple soak, it’s one with powerful relaxation-based aromatherapy perfect for having a mindful and peaceful moment in the bath.
When using Deep Relaxation, add about ½ to 1 cup of soak for a standard sized bathtub and prepare to soak for around 20 minutes. After the soak is through, pat dry with a soft towel and enjoy the feelings of comfort and peace.