After a long, crazy day, there is nothing better than soaking in a tub to relax! The soak, all by itself, is fantastic, but add some scented bath salts and you've created a tub of relaxing health benefits! Our bodies tend to build up with chemicals and toxins that we have eaten, touched, or breathed. The occasional soak in a detoxing, relaxing bath is a great addition to a whole health lifestyle!
1/3 cup Epsom salt
1/3 cup baking soda
10 drops Stress Away essential oil blend
Directions: Add ingredients to a mason jar and put on the lid. Shake ingredients until well blended. Transfer mixture into a glass container.
To use your bath soak, pour 1/2 of the mixture into a hot bath and relax!
This recipe is so fantastically easy and has so many great benefits. Here are the reasons why I have put the three ingredients together for this bath soak:
Epsom salt is fantastic for detoxing the body. It also contains magnesium and most often, our bodies are deficient! Check out this great article from Natural News.
"Magnesium and sulfate are both readily absorbed through the skin and into the body's blood stream. The skin is a highly porous membrane that both takes in minerals and eliminates toxins every day. Using a powerful mineral base such as Epsom salts in a bathwater medium creates a process called reverse osmosis. This process pulls salt and harmful toxins out of the body and allows the magnesium and sulfates to enter into the body. Magnesium plays a critical role in over 325 enzymes, helps to improve muscle and nerve function, reduces inflammation and improves blood flow and oxygenation throughout the body. Sulfates are necessary building blocks for healthy joints, skin and nervous tissue. Epsom salts replenish the body's magnesium levels and sulfates. This combination helps to flush toxins from the body and helps build key protein molecules in the brain tissue and joints."