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it's time for a spa day: 3 uses for epsom salt

Epsom salt is a household staple for any wellness enthusiast! It has natural anti-inflammatory properties and is commonly used to soothe sore muscles and stiff joints. Time to share our top 3 ways to use your epsom salt. Spa day here we come!

body scrub

Use this scrub to remove dead skin and moisturize your body. Gently massage the scrub over your body in circular motions before hopping in the bath (salts will dissolve in water) or rinsing off in the shower. Epsom Salt is very coarse, making it fantastic for an occasional deep cleanse. 

combine:

  • 1/2 cup epsom salts
  • 1-3 tbsp carrier oil 
  • essential oils: 3 drops grapefruit + 1 drop geranium + 1 drop peppermint

bath soak 

Take some time for yourself, you deserve it! Disconnect from your phone, grab a book or listen to a podcast or ambient music as you relax in the bath. This recipe is guaranteed to soothe your mind and muscles before bed. Make sure to mix this recipe together prior to adding it to a tub of warm water and enjoy! 

combine:
  • 1/2 cup epsom salts 
  • 1-3 tbsp carrier oil 
  • 1/2 cup baking soda (optional)
  • essential oils: 3 drops blue tansy + 3 drops cedarwood

foot soak

If you aren't a bath person, this one's for you! Treat yourself to a little self pamper session. This feels amazing after a tough workout or long day on your feet. Combine ingredients into a smooth mixture before adding it to a small basin of warm water. Rub your feet together to remove dead skin before the salts dissolve and then sit back and let your feet soak for about 15-20 minutes.

combine:
  • 1/2 cup epsom salts 
  • 1-3 tbsp carrier oil 
  • essential oils: 3 drops lavender + 2 drops lime + 1 drops peppermint

method to our madness...

carrier oils

Jojoba Oil, Vitamin E Oil, and Fractionated Coconut Oil are all excellent choices for carrier oils. Carrier oils help to soften the skin & retain moisture, while reducing any skin irritations that may be occur from undiluted essential oils. Read more about carrier oils and their uses. 

essential oils

  • lime - energizing, uplifting, disinfecting, refreshing
  • peppermint - cooling, energizing, refreshing
  • lavender - calming, soothing, sedative, anti-inflammatory
  • grapefruit - uplifting & refreshing aroma, cleansing for the skin
  • geranium - reduces stress & nerves, promotes healthy skin
  • cedarwood - grounding & soothing aroma, promotes healthy skin
  • blue tansy - promotes healthy skin

baking soda

This household staple will help to soften your bath water and soothe the skin. It is also believed to have detoxing properties.

final notes

So grab a book and your oils and let's get down to it! There's an endless combination of blends out there that you can try. As long as you have epsom salts and a carrier oil, you're set! Enjoy! 

Grab your epsom salt and get ready for some DIY relaxation. Tell us your favourite use for epsom salt! 💚 💬

DISCLAIMER: Make sure you are using the safest essential oils available to you. We use Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade. All information mentioned in this blog post has not been evaluated by Health Canada or the FDA and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.  

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