Many buy bath bombs as a way of pampering themselves. But there are health benefits to using bath bombs that contain Epsom salts.
Epsom salts are a mineral originally found & mined from natural springs in England. In water, it breaks down into magnesium and sulfate. Many believe that when you soak in an Epsom salt bath, these get absorbed by your skin and help to reduce swelling, relieve aches, and reduce itching & skin irritations. In fact, people have been using Epsom salts for these benefits since the 17th century.
Currently, Epsom salts are used as a home treatment for many ailments, including:
- Arthritis pain & swelling
- Bruises and sprains
- Sore muscles after working out
- Sunburn pain and redness
- Tired, swollen feet
- Itching from poison ivy
To gain the benefits of Epsom salts, you can pour them directly into your bath. Or, you can make your bath a pampering experience by using one of our Beauty Bombs or our Fizzy Bath Salts. Both products give you the benefits of Epsom salts, with the added advantages of pleasurable scents and natural, moisturizing oils to nourish your skin.
To gain the best benefits, your water should be very warm, but not hot and you should soak for at least 12 minutes. You should avoid submerging broken skin in a bath containing Epsom salts.
So don’t feel guilty about a pampering bath time ritual. It’s not just about an indulgence – there are health benefits. The next time you are sore from a workout or from being on your feet all day, maintain your natural beauty and help your body recover with a healing bath!