I am the biggest fan of Epsom Salt as a natural support for our total well-being.
Epsom Salt is rich in Magnesium and because of that it has been used for centuries as a soak to help relieve aches and pains and reduce inflammation.
Years ago I had a wellness center and I taught 11 yoga classes a week. I had a foundations Yoga class and I always told students to go home and take an Epsom Salt bath right after class AND the next day. If they followed my directions, they didn’t have any aching muscles from their yogic endeavor. If they didn’t listen, they would come back to the next class complaining of sore muscles.
As someone who is energetically sensitive, I have found that it not only relieves aches and pains, but it also takes the energetic charge off when I feel overloaded by outside energies, or overwhelmed by emotions.
Today I wanted to share my Epsom Salt bath recipe – it’s simple and certainly something that you can find elsewhere on the internet, but it is one of my go-t0 self care treatments, so in the context of self-care for Empaths and highly sensitive people, I think it’s important to share with you.
Epsom salt combined with Hydrogen Peroxide is a fantastic physical body detoxer as well as an energy clearer.
I have worked with many variations on this recipe adding more or less. Adding essential oils and herbal infusions depending on what I feel I need. But just this basic recipe is a great place to start.
So here goes – super simple:
4 Cups of Epsom Salt
32 oz 3% Hydrogen Peroxide – that’s the one you can find in Walgreens or CVs or store that has an OTC pharmacy.
Mix into a hot bath (don’t burn yourself)
Soak for 20 minutes. 20 minutes is enough, more is not better.
As you detox in this bath you might feel lightheaded so be careful getting out.
And that’s it. Like I said, super simple.
I have used this for myself and my family for years. It can stop an oncoming cold in its tracks, soothe a temper tantrum, relieve grief, diffuse emotional and mental stress and help to support a good night’s sleep.
As with anything, what you try for yourself is your own responsibility. If you aren’t certain about something or feel uncomfortable, ask a professional for their advice.
Important: I am not a doctor or medical professional and the advice in this post is for informational purposes only. If you are pregnant or have a health condition, consult a doctor before adding anything to your health routine.