We all know baths can be soothing, but did you know baths can also be therapeutic? Just by adding a couple of simple ingredients to your bath, you can turn bath-time into a time to heal. Most of us are aware of the importance of eating a healthy diet full of vitamins and minerals. But unfortunately, many of us (68% of us!) aren’t getting enough Magnesium in our diets according to the American College of Nutrition. Getting enough of this nutrient has been linked to many health benefits. According to the Epsom Salt Council, Epsom salt baths may be an effective and gentle way to raise magnesium levels without taking supplements.
The National Institute for Health suggests that raising your Magnesium levels may help with:
- Decreased Muscle, Headache and Fibromyalgia Pain
- Decreased Anxiety, Insomnia and Restless Leg Syndrome
- Improved Heart and Circulatory Health
- Improved Body’s Ability to Use Insulin
- Flushing Toxins and Heavy Metals from Cells
Another great ingredient to add to your bath is your favorite essential oil. Not only do essential oils smell great, they have been used for centuries because of their vast healing properties. Customize your bath-time to fit your therapy need. Depending on which oils you add, taking a bath can be soothing, invigorating, refreshing, or detoxifying.
Try adding one cup of Epsom Salts and 5 drops of your favorite Lavender essential oils to your next bath for a healing and stress-free bath time.