Not only are epsom salt baths relaxing, and amazing for our busy minds to take a chill pill, but there are a crazy amount of benefits for our muscles when we soak for a while.
Epsom salts have been used for hundreds of years to ease stress and relax the body, as well as relieve muscle pain, inflammation and cramps. They even eliminate toxins from the body through the pores or your skin.
Epsom salts are different than regular salt, because they are actually a combination of magnesium and sulfate. Magnesium is filled with powerful enzymes, and helps to improve muscle and nerve function, reduce inflammation and improve blood flow and oxygenation throughout the body.
Sulfates are important for healthy joints, skin and nervous tissue. Epsom salts help to replenish the body’s magnesium levels and sulfates. The combination of these two element help to flush toxins from the body and helps repair muscles and joints. Seriously, the benefits could go on and on.
This is KEY for you ladies who work out so hard every week. You’re muscles need recovery time and you DESERVE a little relaxation too!
Oh, and don’t forget to grab a glass of wine too! 😉
Relaxing bath salts are super easy to make and when you make them yourself you don’t have to spend a ton of money for your own “spa day” at home. I love soaking with this bath salt recipe, then finish off with some delicious smelling vanilla coconut body scrub, and then seal it all in with some whipped body butter.
Trust me, you will LOVE this combination! 😘
- Mix all ingredients together in a small bowl, and store in an airtight container.
- Add 1/2 to 1 cup bath salts to warm water and soak for as long as your heart desires.
Have you ever made homemade bath salts before? What’s your favorite essential oil?