In January last year I was planning my goal of running a 50 miler and part of planning was thinking about recovery options and since then I’ve been using Epsom Salt baths after long runs.
Whether it’s a few drops on my pillow, added to a hot bath or hot tea, I’ve been a long time user of lavender aromatherapy for relaxation and stress relief.
So, why not combine the 2 for a soothing hot bath? I thought I was brilliant with this idea until I realized it’s a common combination and I’m catching on late in the game.
Better late than never, right?
Why epsom salt? Absorption of magnesium through the skin can reduce inflammation, help relieve tight muscles and eliminate toxins which helps to ease muscle pain.
Why lavender? I’ve been using lavender for so long I’m not even sure where I got the information about the benefits. Lavender comes to mind for it’s soothing properties to relax, destress and sleep better.
2 cups epsom salt
10 drops lavender oil
- Add epsom salt and lavender oil to a standard size bathtub with comfortably hot running water.
- Swirl the water to help dissolve the salts and to combine the salt with the oil.
- Immerse yourself in the water and soak for about 20 minutes.
- Calgon take me away.
Did you already know about using epsom salt and lavender for a detox bath? Do you use aromatherapy?
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