Sinking into a luxurious warm aromatic bath is one of the best forms of self care.
What you put in your bath can enhance your bath experience – so one of the ingredients I love to add is magnesium.
Did you know that 80% of us are deficient in magnesium? Magnesium is necessary for over 300 biochemical reactions in the body.
Here’s just a few of the incredible benefits of magnesium:
- Relieves stress
- Soothes muscle aches
- Improves circulation
- Supports better nutrient absorption
- Relieves headaches
- Speeds up wound healing
- Encourages mineral absorption and improves sleep
- Helps relieve joint pain
- Improves skin hydration
I use various different salts such as Epsom salts which is also great for releasing muscular tension, but with all those benefits with magnesium you can see why it’s one of my favourites!
The below recipe I use for both myself and my children (it’s my secret weapon to calm them down before bedtime – the bedtime hour is their craziest hour!)
After your bath I highly recommend adding your favourite essential oils, ideally the same ones you just bathed in, to 10ml carrier oil, such as coconut or almond oil, and lather it all over your body while it’s still warm and the pores are still open from the bath.
Taking a sacred pause from life’s endless To Do’s is paramount to both our physical and emotional wellbeing.