Magic & The Bathtub

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You know that feeling of pressure (mine is usually in my shoulders) you get when you have about a million things on your to-do list and zero time to get them done?  That’s your body telling you to take some self-care time.  Pronto.

My favorite way to unwind after a long day is to take a nice, salt and herb infused bath.  I used to like bubble baths, but my skin has gone really wack-tastic on me in recent years with flares of eczema due to the heavy perfumes and dyes in many soaps and laundry detergents.  So, when I found out about the detoxing and relaxing effects of Epsom salt, I was all over that.  The key to Epsom salt is the magnesium sulfate–it is absorbed directly into the body through your skin preventing crap like hypertension and even diabetes.  Science?  Magic?  You decide.

Plus, on the “magic” side, salt and negativity don’t mix.  Having a bad day?  Stop by the drug store and grab a $4 bag of Epsom salt.  It’s really that easy.

Here’s what I do:

  1. Feel pressure to be superwoman.  Smile.  Take a deep breath.  Plan a “spa” salt bath.
  2. Fill bath with warm water.  Fill that sucker nice and high with water.  As the water is flowing add about 1-2 C of Epsom salt.  You can also add essential oil directly to the bath or you can use a burner.  I like lavender, ylang ylang, myrrh, jasmine, and rosemary.  I also add a couple rose quartz stones to my bath too, just to up the love energy.
  3. Sink in and enjoy (for at least 20 minutes or more).  I can stay in a warm bath for close to an hour if I’m really in the relaxation zone.
  4. Get some rest!  You deserve it.

I also make my own special blend of bath salts using a combination of Epsom salt, sea salt, baking soda, and lavender and rosemary from my garden.  I have found this mixture to be powerhouse of detoxification (from the Epsom Salt), negative energy be-gone! (from the sea salt), baking soda (cleanse your body and makes your skin extra soft), and the lovely scent of homegrown lavender and rosemary (soothing) from my garden.

Self-care is one of the most important things you can do for yourself to stay healthy, {soul} wealthy, and superwoman or superman wise.


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