Epsom salt bath: Relax and heal

epsom salt bath

What is the best thing to do after long and exhausting day? Soak in a hot bath! It’s so relaxing! If you are a bath lover like me, I have a tip for you. Add Epson salt in your bath. It’s the perfect way how to calm your soul, regenerate your entire body and you will get some additional healthy goodies as a bonus.

Haven’t you heard about Epsom salt bath before?

Epsom salt is not actually salt (it doesn’t contain sodium chloride), but naturally occurring pure mineral compound of magnesium and sulfate. It was named after a bitter saline spring in Epsom, England. The amazing health benefits of Epsom salt have been known for centuries.

Magnesium level booster

Magnesium deficiency is very common in our society. If you are missing it in your diet, having the Epsom salt bath may help you to solve this problem. When dissolving in warm water, our body absorbs Epsom salt through the skin and replenishes the level of magnesium in the body.

Stress relieve

Magnesium helps to produce hormone serotonin that creates a feeling of calm and relaxation. Having a regular Epsom salt bath may help you to ease the stress and feel more energized.

Muscle and pain relieve

Some experts believe that Epsom salt bath helps to ease the pain and relieve inflammation. It’s often recommended to treat leg cramps and soothe muscle pain and aches.

Miraculous bath in pregnancy

Pregnant women often suffer from magnesium deficiency and leg cramps, poor digestion, sore muscles and back pain. Enjoying the warm bath with dissolved Epsom salt may help you to treat all these common pregnancy difficulties. It can also help you to soothe stretching skin and ease unwanted bloating.

If you are pregnant, always discuss it with your midwife and doctor before you will soak in the bath. Make sure, the water is warm, not too hot. It could be dangerous for your baby-to-be.

How to prepare your bath

Add two cups of Epsom salt to your bathtub with warm water and soak at least for 15 minutes. The salt will dissolve faster if you if you put it under running water.

You can buy Epsom salt in your local drugstore, grocery, natural food store or order it online. Fortunately, you can buy a large box for just a few dollars.

So what are you waiting for? Just soak in it and enjoy your bath! 🙂

And let me know how you like it!


Madeleine xx



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  1. 1

    I’ve heard so many good things about epson salt in baths but I’ve always felt weird just dumping it in the bath haha this makes me feel better about trying it! Haha thanks!

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    I love a good epsom salt bath! Last week I had a really sore back and went to have a bath and our hot water just wouldn’t heat up properly so I ended up persevering and filling it up with the kettle and a huge pot boiling on the stove! It was a lot of effort but those epsom salts helped a lot!

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    LOVE epsom salt baths! I always add some baking soda and essential oils to my epsom salt baths – amazing way to detox, destress, and helps with sore muscles! I just need to take the time to soak. I feel such a difference when I do.

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    I love a good epsom salt bath, I mean there really is nothing better! Actually, thank you for the prompt, I haven’t had one in forever and now I’ll definitely be having a bath this Friday night while the hubby’s out! 😉

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    I’ve heard so many great things about Epsom salt baths – I really should give it a try one day! It would have been so welcome in pregnancy!

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