Life is busy. Point. Blank. Period. Life is busy and we as women tend to take on so much responsibility for our families, careers and social organizations. Taking time to care for ourselves is often times placed on the to-do list and never get checked off. But we need learn to stop everything and take the time to care for us. When we make the decision to take care of self first, we become better all around. Destressing allows you to focus on letting everything go and become a better you.
I promised myself, that starting in 2019 I would choose me. One of my favorite ways to destress after a stressful day or one of those super long weeks is soaking in an Epsom salt bath to relax my mind and body. Soaking in this at-home detoxifying bath is both cheap and easy and you’ll find that all your pinned up tension, stress and anxiety will all melt away.
Epsom salt is magnesium sulfate. An epsom bath provides a soothing soak for your body and helps your muscles to relax, as some of the magnesium is absorb through your skin. Epsom salt also raises the water’s specific gravity, which makes the body more buoyant, and you feel light and floaty as you relax.
To enhance your experience, dim the light, light a candle and add a few drops of your favorite essential oil to help you fully de-stress and relax.
At-Home Epsom Salt Bath
- 2 cups epsom salts
- Optional: 5-10 drops your favorite essential oil.
- Lavender to relax
- Peppermint to energize
- eucalyptus to build your immune system
- Add ingredients to a full, warm or hot bathtub and soak for 20 minutes. Take this time to truly relax and breathe deeply.
- Lay down afterwards and have a peaceful night of sleep. The best night sleep ever for me!
Soak for 20 minutes to allow the epsom salts to pull the toxins from your pores, but no more than 20 minutes as you risk re-absorbing the impurities.
Now it’s your turn…
Let me know your favorite way to unwind in the comment section.