Do you Epsom Salt?

Brenda Rock

Epsom salts Baths

In the tub for the whole body or a basin for the feet. Whatever way you choose to do an Epsom salts bath know that it has many great benefits. A little self care that does not cost a thing - well maybe the immersion, for God's sake don't forget to turn it off! (showing my age now).

Throw a handful into the bath with some of your favourite essential oil - I've been mixing 5 drops of lavender in an eggcup of oat milk (any milk will doo) to help disperse the oil in the water. I do the same with a foot basin in front of the tv.

Epsom salts are made from the mineral magnesium sulphate, They help calm the nervous system and relax tired or sore muscles.

This is lovely easy and effective homemade foot scrub from Ula Boyle of Sole Serenity in Navan...
*2 tablespoons coconut oil
*splash of almond oil
*4 drops of peppermint essential oil (refreshing, good for circulation, aches & pains
*4 drops tea tree oil (anti bacterial, anti inflammatory)
Or 4 drops lavender oil (pain relief, anti inflammatory, relaxing)
*1 tablespoon of himalayan or epsom salt
Mix well. Apply generously and rub, simply soak & soothe

Benefits of Epsom Salts include help with the following:

  • Arthritis pain and swelling
  • Bruises and sprains
  • Fibromyalgia, a condition that makes your muscles, ligaments, and tendons hurt, and causes tender points throughout your body
  • Ingrown toenails
  • Insomnia
  • Psoriasis, a condition that causes red, itchy, scaly skin
  • Sore muscles after working out
  • Soreness from diarrhoea during chemotherapy
  • Sunburn pain and redness
  • Tired, swollen feet

Once a week is good or as advised by your healthcare practitioner.

Always seek professional advice before embarking on anything new that you are unsre of.

Brenda Rock