Lately I’ve been real deep into my post-gym pre-sore 2chill2feel epsom salt baths. If you’ve been unfortunate enough to go through life thus far without the healing powers of epsom salts then be advised to change that ASAP. Highest of bless ups to the magical powers of ES; not actually a salt, this naturally occurring mineral is composed purely of magnesium and sulfate. Both of these elements have been proven to readily absorb through the skin, making yr warm bubble bath the perfect environment to enjoy their many amazing benefits.
So we love ourselves some magnesium… poppin the pills, whippin the powder, soakin’ up the salts. Required for over 300 biochemical reactions in the body, magnesium is a health positive powerhouse that works within our cells to help maintain a balanced body devoid of illness and stress. It’s many benefits to our physical health may include relieving symptoms of chronic pain, muscle inflammation, cramps, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, constipation, menstrual cramps, diabetes, migraines, and cardiovascular disease. For mental well-being, magnesium is literally the most powerful relaxation mineral available. It’s ability to address neurological disorders includes treatment of anxiety, depression, insomnia, end even irritability.
Sulfates are work together with magnesium to provide relief for many of the same benefits listed above, and have actually shown to absorb better across the skin rather through our stomach. Sulfates are a key player in the body's formation of brain tissue, digestive enzymes, and natural detoxification of contaminants. Sulfates are also necessary for the formation of joint proteins, which helps to prevent arthritis. Both magnesium and sulfates aid the body's ability to produce and regularly use insulin.
Epsom salts are basically amazing for our body and an incredibly effective yet simple way to take in their benefits. In today’s society, magnesium sulfate deficiency is a pretty big problem. Due to diet change, our society's magnesium sulfate intake has dropped by at least half and can also quickly diminish through consumption of alcohol, coffee, salt, soda, and every other dietary vice. But again it is incredibly easy to find and purchase this quick natural fix, which acts as a perfect base for any additional herbal upgrades to better customize your remedy. For this mixture, I used essential oils that relieve muscle soreness and aid in mental relaxation - the perfect pre-bed remedy after a hard workout. The rosehip oil provides an extra boost of hydration for my skin to soak in, especially needed during these hot summer months. You can of course choose to use another skin nourishing oil like apricot, almond, or jojoba.
- Treat pain from muscle soreness
- Anti-inflammatory to joints
- Stimulates blood circulation
- Clears respiratory tract
- Relieves stress and decreases cortisol levels
- Creates cooling and refreshing effect
- May relieve mental exhaustion
- Relaxes blood vessels to increase circulation
- Analgesic and anti-inflammatory
- Mentally relaxing and sleep inducing
- Calming to nerves and anxiety
- Pain reliever to tense muscles, sprains, joints, and more
- Relieve congestion and respiratory issues
- Good for general skin care maintenance
- Incredibly nourishing to skin
- Rich in essential fatty acids
- Rich in vitamins and antioxidants
- Evens skin tone and reduces skin inflammation
3 c epsom salts
1/2 c rosehip oil
Essential oil blend:
20 drops lavender
15 drops rosemary
15 drops eucalyptus
Combine all ingredients in a bowl and blend well so that the oil is evenly distributed. Keep stored in an airtight container. To use, simply add desired amount to a warm bath and soak for several minutes, or rub into skin before submerging in cozy bath water.