Monday, April 21, 2014

Epsom Salt Soak

Thanks for all your kind comments about my anniversary last night.  This blogging world is quite an adventure.

One of my students thanked me over and over tonight for telling her about an epsom salt soak.
Anyone who has chronic pain ( check with your doctor) my student has RA and is an avid golfer and gardener but has suffered with our rainy cool spring.......I mentioned to her a couple of weeks ago, about how wonderful an epsom salt soak could be.  She told me tonight, she has been taking about three per week and it has helped her pain.  So here's the recipe......take a three pound bag of epsom salts, add a few drops of lavender oil or any other essential oil you like, mix in a large container with a lid......fill your bath tub with warm water, add two cups of the salts......soak for about 10 to 15 minutes.  Epsom salts is basically magnesium ( a natural muscle relaxer), I do a soak about three times a week and all I can tell works.  I can be sore, stiff and in pain or so fatigued I can't epsom salts soak gives me a goodnight's rest and eases the pain and stiffness.  You can mix the lavender with eucalyptus, tea tree, jasmine.....any essential oil.  Lavender works well for relaxation, and eucalyptus is wonderful if you have a cold.  I have done these soaks at night and during the day.

Monday is almost over, I hope the rest of your week brings sunshine and good news.
Goodnight, Sweet dreams



  1. Would love to have a bigger bath tub, just to do this. Sounds wonderful.

  2. I can vouch for epsom salts soaks. I usually use just the epsom salts, but have bought some with the lavender already added, and it is a nice relaxing touch as well. I did an epsom soak last week - I may go do one tonight after a long day at work.