Bath time has always been a sacred time for me. As a child it was a time for play and I would enjoy building large bubble castles or wearing bubble beards. As a teenager, it was a time where I would listen to music and sing aloud. As a young adult, I would use this time to detox and decompress. Now as a mother, baths are a time for solitude and relaxation. With a constant shortage of hours in the day, and need to kill two birds with one stone, I am now taking magnesium baths. Even my hygiene ritual has become a sort of life hack that enables me to cross off two boxes at once but with all of the additional health benefits of soaking in salt, I cannot believe I didn't implement this sooner.
here are some of the benefits of taking magnesium baths:
- Stress relief
- Muscle aches
- Increasing insulin sensitivity
- Improving circulation
- Better nutrient absorption
- Headache relief
- Speeding up wound healing
- For children to help mineral absorption and improve sleep
- For acne, eczema or other skin problems
- For joint pain relief
- To help relieve poison ivy or skin reactions
- Improving skin hydration
In addition to the benefits listed above, now I am forced to sit in the bath for a minimum of 20 minutes. This is a brief period of time that I am designating for myself daily which forces me to slow down, take some deep breaths and listen to my inner voice. To take a magnesium bath simply add 1/2 cup magnesium flakes to your bath water and soak for a minimum of 20 minutes at least once a week.
*optional: add 5 drops essential oil of your choice, I like to add lavender to reduce stress and encourage peace