By pouring three half gallons of Epson Salt into a newly purchased glass container - they immediately became "Healing Salt Crystals."I have been taking salted baths for years - due to my painful back and neck problems and I've always felt better for it. Just a few cups of salt in a warm bath and a 20 minute soaking - is all I need to sooth my body, mind and spirit. When Epsom salt (magnesium) is absorbed through the skin it helps produce serotonin which is a mood elevating chemical found in the brain that creates a sense of well-being and relaxation - a natural sedative for your nervous system. It also reduces swelling, relaxes your muscles and removes toxins from the body. It is a natural emollient and can exfoliate your skin. I mix one tablespoon of almond oil and a half a cup of salt and rub over my entire body while standing in the bath. I soak awhile before I do this so that my pores have time to open and release the toxins from my body. My skin feels so refreshed and renewed. To learn more about this amazing salt click here.
Taking baths are known to reduce high blood pressure, improve sleep and make you smell good. By taking three salted bath a week you can increase your energy, feel calmer and look better. Adding candles, incense and some romantic music - could improve a marriage. Valentines is little more than a week away - time to think about celebrating that special love that only adults feel.
Now to the thrifted scoop - a beautiful seashell that I bought for .50 cents. I initially gave it to the little ones to use in their rice box (a suggestion from one of my very creative readers) then a light bulb went off and it became my scoop. I'll have to find them another one.
Glass container on sale for $5.99 at AC Moore. Epsom Salt $3.99 a piece. So for $18.46 I have many relaxing baths ahead of and a pretty glass container of Healing Salt Crystals with a cool scoop. The second photo featured is a print that I have displayed in my bathroom. I love it.
What is your feel-good solution that encompasses body, mind and spirit?