I’ve rediscovered The Bath and I’m loving it. It’s quickly become one of my favourite strategies for keeping the energy zappers of a busy and at times stressful life at bay. It’s cheap, easy and can be done at home in your own time.
The epsom salts (magnesium sulfate) in this stress relieving bath will draw impurities out of your body and help relax your muscles, while the baking soda neutralizes acids on the skin and dissolves oil and perspiration. The epsom salts also raise the water’s specific gravity, making the body more buoyant, which in turn allows you to feel light as you relax. Adding a few drops of your favorite essential oil will enhance your experience and allow you to fully de-stress.
De-stressing, Rejuvenating Bath
- 1 cup epsom salts
- 1 cup baking soda
- Optional: 5-10 drops your favorite essential oil.
Try lavender to relax, peppermint to energize or eucalyptus if your immune system is down.
- Add ingredients to a full, warm or hot bathtub and soak for 20 minutes.
- Dim the lights, light a candle and add some peaceful music for an even deeper relaxing effect. Take your time to just relax and breathe. Most skin experts say to soak for 20 minutes to allow the epsom salts to pull the toxins from your pores, but not more than 20 minutes as you risk re-absorbing the impurities.
Now I’d love to hear from you. Have you tried relaxing in a bath recently? What do you do to relax and switch off after a busy day?