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One of my favorite evening rituals and ways I get time to myself is taking a nice, long, hot detox bath. I’m not talking I dump some Calgon in the tub, soak and call it a day, I’m talking Epsom salt, baking soda, lavender essence oil and for the really achy days some mint essence oil as well.
After a rough day when Joey’s been a little extra difficult to handle, I’ve lifted the little dude too much & my back is aching, or even if I have an awful headache or my anxiety is swirling out of control, this I my go-to way of relieving my sore, aching body and mind.
As a mom to three children, taking that time to care for myself is super important as it should be for every mom! If we don’t care for ourselves, how are we supposed to properly take care of our children?!
The awesome thing about the baking soda, Epsom salt mix is that the baking did helps to open up the pores in your skin which then makes it easier for the magnesium in the salt to be absorbed in your body. Not to mention, it’s also awesome for your skin!!!
Another added bonus is that these baths help you to sweat out a little bit of your extra water weight, which is always a good thing!
This is great to people who suffer from migraines, chronic pain, anxiety, depression, and even for individuals on the Autism Spectrum!
The measurement suggested for the detox bath are:
- 2 cups Baking soda
- 2 cups Epsom salt
- Essential oils to your liking, I prefer lavender and mint. Some people add in eucalyptus oil and other favorites as well!
And to make this even better, you can find all the ingredients on Amazon for really cheap!
- ARM & HAMMER Baking Soda, 13.5 Pound
- Epsoak Epsom Salt Magnesium Sulfate USP, 19.75lbs Bulk
- Radha Beauty Peppermint Essential Oil 4 Oz
I wish I had the time and resources to go to the spa or get massages, who am I kidding?! At least by taking the time for myself several times a week, I am able to somewhat relax and the kids know that once they’re in bed and I’m in the tub, it’s my sacred time.