We know that a hot bath is one way to ease muscle pain and there are many health benefits to be had from a soak.
Epsom salts have traditionally been used, bathing in Epsom salts can ease restless legs.
Magnesium sulphate is known as the master mineral. Some people swear by an Epsom salt foot soak to help reduce blood pressure, increase circulation, reduce inflammation and remove toxins from the body.
A cup of Epsom salts in your bath water will ease sore muscles, raise your magnesium levels and can have a laxative effect for anyone struggling with bowel movements.
Studies have shown that magnesium and sulfate are both readily absorbed through the skin, making Epsom salt baths an easy and ideal way to enjoy the associated health benefits. You could fragrance your bath with some lavender essential oil or if you want an uplifting scent, use a citrus or geranium essential oil. Get a cup full of salts and make a mix it with the essential oil of your choice before adding it to your bath water. A lavender bath is soothing and relaxing and the scent will destress you while your skin absorbs oil.
One of our most popular Epsom salt soaks is from Bathing Beauty.
Osteopath George Jones created these powerful salts to extend the benefits gained during a treatment session. These mineral-rich, organic bath salts help ease the symptoms of osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia, sports injuries and more. Blended with natural oils of Roman Chamomile, Rosemary, Lavender and Sweet Marjoram these salts naturally and effectively fight insomnia, anxiety and stress.
Skin will be softened and the therapeutic grade oils will leave a subtle scent.
Are Epsom salts safe to use in pregnancy?
There have been studies of preeclampsia and magnesium sulfate.
In a British study, it has been found that pregnant women, around the world, who were suffering from preeclampsia, were treated with magnesium sulphate. The result has shown that the risk associated with the disease decreases by 15% when the person is exposed to Epsom salt.
Why don't you try an Epsom salt bath and discover the health benefits for yourself? Let your aches and pains float away.
For the ultimate bathing experience, we recommend using your bathroom as a retreat. An essential oil diffuser will fragrance your room with the aroma of whichever essential oil blend you like to have.
Different oils can have different effects on your mind and body.
- Eucalyptus oil is great to unblock a stuffy nose if you are suffering from a cold.
- Lavender oil before bed aids sleep and when mixed with a carrier oil, is healing and soothing on irritated skin.
- Peppermint oil can aid digestion.
- Frankincense can reduce stress and balance hormones.
- Bergamot essential oil is calming and purifying and can help with emotional well-being.
- Lemongrass essential oil is uplifting, reduces headaches and fever and is often used as an astringent.
- Tea tree is antibacterial and anti fungal.
All of these oils can be used in a diffuser or used on the skin when mixed with a carrier oil.
Many parents are using therapeutic grade essential oil blends for their children's health.
Natural oils are being used as part of a greener lifestyle for everything from cleaning to healing. Inhaling the aroma of a pure essential oil can immediately improve your mood. women's health problems such as period pains and menopausal symptoms can be alleviated with the use of pure oils.
The benefits of essential oils are great.
We have a large range of products with oils, all you need to do is look at the ones that will benefit you most, choose the option "add to wishlist" and they will be stored ready for you to purchase when you need them. We also have a "quick buy" option.
Skin will absorb natural oils easily however you must check first to see if your choice of oil is suitable to be used neat on the skin or does it need to be mixed with a carrier oil.