Epsom salt is popular ingredient used to soak yourself in baths for treatment of minor aches and pains. It’s thought to soothe tired muscles and reduce swelling. It contains magnesium and sulphates to help relax the muscles and soften the skin. Epsom salt can provide relief for a variety of conditions. These include: skin irritation and inflammation, sore feet, sore muscles, sprains, stiff joints, stress and sunburn.
Epsom salt is generally considered safe. But always consider doing a skin patch testing first. Avoid submerging broken skin in an Epsom salt bath.
Bathing with Epsom Salt
Epsom salt baths can be relaxing and soothing. There’s very little downside to using Epsom salts in a bath. Baths in general can be meditative and are a great way to take a break from daily stressors. Epsom salt helps your bath become even more relaxing by soothing tired muscles and easing stress.
Lavinia Botanica has created 4 products. These Epsom Salt products are made with a combination of essential oils. One or two cap full is efficient. You can always add more plain Epsom salt to the bath if you want more of an Epsom feel. They are:
This product is for arthritis suffers and you have pain all over especially when the weather is changing. Also complements with the Aromatherapy Rubs for Arthritis.
This is for children as well as adults that are coming down with the flu or you have been suffering for a while. When you have finished a bath tuck yourself in bed you can complement it with the Aromatherapy Rubs for Colds.
This is a product for the adult who come home after a hard laboured job. Great for the tradies also the active sport person. Getting back to fitness and feeling very sore after intense work out. Also beneficial for children who are going through growing pains. Check out under the Aromatherapy Rubs for Muscle and have a look at the rubs that go with this.
This product is to relax you after a hard day at work or feeling stress. Doing this before going to sleep, if you have insomnia problems.