Being grateful for my Epsom salt baths:
I never used to be a bath girl. It’s always been showers all the way.
That is until I tried an Epsom salt bath about 18 months ago.
And I haven’t looked back.
Now I love nothing more than a long soak in a hot bath: it’s absolute bliss.
They’ve become an essential part of my recovery tool kit and I take 3-4 baths a week, sometimes more if I feel I need to.
Made from a naturally occurring pure mineral compound of magnesium and sulfate, the health benefits of adding a couple of cups of Epsom salts are too numerous to mention here, but my favourites are: helping to ease stress and relax the body, relieving sore muscles, and eliminating toxins from the body.
For me, they help soothe my body, mind and spirit. I find it one of THE best ways to relax.
I usually take myself off for a long yummy soak after dinner. I even find myself craving one if I’ve had a busy or stressful day, or am feeling extra fatigued.
From the moment I turn on the taps, my worries start to evaporate, and it’s guaranteed I let out a blissful sigh as soon as I sink into the hot steamy bath of goodness.
My recipe for creating the ultimate relaxing bath experience:
1. lock the bathroom door so I’m not disturbed
2. add 2 cups of Epsom salts to a running bath
3. add a tbsp of Coconut Oil to soften the skin
4. add 15-20 drops of Lavender Essential Oil or my own relaxing oil blend
5. light a few candles & pop on some gentle, relaxing music
6. lie back, enjoy and soak for at least 20 mins, maximum 40 mins
I’ve come to love my baths so much, I can’t imagine living anywhere that doesn’t have a bath. It’s one of the things I miss when I’m away.
So with that in mind, my happy today is being grateful for my yummy Epsom salt bath.