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Go Take a Soak with This Easy Recipe for Wellness

Go Take a Soak with This Easy Recipe for Wellness

If you want to have wellness, you’ve got to take care of yourself. An easy step towards wellness is to go soak in a tub!

You’ve got ten minutes, don’t you?

I’ll give you my Epsom Salt Bath recipe so you can go take a soak as you journey towards wellness.

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As a toddler, one of my daughters had a very wealthy friend. Her mother was so generous with her time and always opened her home for playdates. She gave all of the moms a tour of her 10,000 plus square foot home during the first playdate. I remember the mom as being a very kind and humble person, yet I also remember her standing in her very large bathroom, motioning to her very large tub, telling us that she had this fantastic tub, but never had the time to use it.

What?

She had a maid.

She had great wealth.

Yet, she couldn’t find ten minutes to soak in her own tub?

There’s something wrong with that.

If you’ve never taken a ten-minute soak in your own bathtub, you might not understand, so I challenge you to take a soak.

Fill your tub with warm water, get in, and just relax for ten minutes.

If you don’t have ten minutes to soak in your own tub, then you may need to look at how you are spending your time.

Let’s amp-up the Me-Time and add Epsom salts with essential oils to the water.

That’s where you might draw the line.

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Those little containers of lavender-infused Epsom salt can run from $5 to $50, and they definitely don’t last long, especially if you are like me and pour in a good two cups per bath. But hang on, my simple recipe helps create more for less.

You may now be thinking, “More for less is great, but what is all the fuss about Epsom salt?”

Well, Epsom salt was discovered in the early 1600’s in Epsom, England. It’s been around for some time now.

Epsom salt differs from regular table salt in that regular table salt is made up of sodium chloride. Epsom salt is made up of a compound of magnesium and sulfate.

Although I use it for sore muscles AND wellness, Epsom salt is also used for arthritis, sprains, sleeplessness, ingrown toenails, and the list goes on! (Check out some other uses at “Why Take An Epsom Salt Bath?” at WebMD.)

Some people drink Epsom salt, but I don’t want to encourage that here because of the health risks. Check out some of these risks at WebMD.

Soaking for a good 10 minutes in a warm tub with a couple of scoops of Epsom salt helps me relax and refocus.

Here is my simple recipe to keep your bathroom stocked with Epsom salt for your next soak!

Epsom Salt Bath Recipe

Ingredients:

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1- A large gallon jar.

I bought mine from Bed Bath and Beyond for $9.99. This one-time purchase is reusable and will last indefinitely, as long as you don’t drop it!

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2- A large stainless steel scoop.

I found the one I like at World Market for $7.99. This is also a one time purchase and lasts indefinitely.

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3- A large bag of Epsom salt.

I purchase fine grain Epsom salt in a 50 lb bag from Salt Works for $49.99.  The bag usually lasts me about a year.

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4- A bottle of lavender essential oil, and eucalyptus essential oil.

I use Radha essential oils and they cost about $12.95 – $14.95 for a 4 oz bottle, which lasts me about six months. It would last longer, but I also use the oils in diffusers as well as mixing it in the Epsom salt.

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Directions:

  • After you wash and dry your jar, fill the jar ¼ full with Epsom salt.
  • Pour in approximately ½ a tablespoon of lavender and ½ a tablespoon of eucalyptus oil. You can add more or less oil according to your sense of smell.
  • Stir with the scoop.
  • Pour in more Epsom salt so the jar is now ½ full, or ½ empty depending on your state of mind.
  • Repeat the same method of adding the lavender and eucalyptus oil.
  • Stir with the scoop.
  • Finish filling your jar with Epsom salt, leaving two or three inches from the top so you have room for the scoop.
  • Add more of your essential oils.
  • Stir with the scoop.
  • Sink the scoop into the Epsom salt.
  • Close the lid.
  • Place the jar in a safe place by your tub so it doesn’t get knocked over accidentally.

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Now, go take a soak for ten minutes. You deserve it! 


 

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