Moms have one of the most physically and mentally demanding jobs in the world. You’re there 24/7, and on top of it all most of us have a job. We’re on the clock that never ends. Moms need a way to relax that’s quick, therapeutic, and rehabilitating.
There are countless ways to relax the body. Epsom Bath Salts are a great way to enjoy your soak to feel completely rejuvenated. Bath salts aid in muscle soreness, general aches and pains, congestion, headaches, soothes your body for deeper sleep, and detoxes your body as well as your mind. Fill up the bathtub as hot as you like (hotter the better). Pour in two cups of the Epsom salts and soak for a minimum of 20 minutes. You may take as long as you like! Two of my go-to choices to try are Calgon Epsom salt Mint Green Tea and Dr. Teal’s Epsom Salt Lavender. You can purchase either one of these at any Target store. D I Y – Epsom Salt Therapy Soak -2 cups of Epsom -Your choice of one or a bundle of essential oils
- 1-3 drops of each oil
Other uses of Epsom for the Body Exfoliating: Mix a handful of Epsom salt with your body wash/soap. You can either use a luffa or just hands to rub in the salts to your body. Apply the mixture to your skin and gently massage to exfoliate dry skin.
Dislodge blackheads: Add a teaspoon of Epsom salt and 3 drops iodine into a half cup of boiling water. Apply this mixture to the blackheads with a cotton ball.
Mosquito bites: Reduce swelling and itching from insect bites by soaking a cotton washcloth in cold water that has been mixed with Epsom salt (two tablespoons per cup), then apply to the skin.
Sunburns: A cool bath with 2 cups of Epsom salt reduces pain and has mild anti-inflammatory properties. Sore feet: fill up the tub or a large bucket with hot water and add half a cup of Epsom salt.
Hair: Have unusually oily hair? Add nine tablespoons of Epsom salt to a half cup of shampoo to help soak up excess oil and leave your locks clean. Extra tip… Epsom salt can be used as garden fertilizer too!
Studies show that Epsom salt may help plants grow greener with higher yields and more blooms. Magnesium helps seeds to germinate, increasing chlorophyll production and improving phosphorus and nitrogen uptake. Yay Nature!