Epsom Salt Shower Scrub
Epsom salts are a fantastic tool in health and wellness. Rich in magnesium, Epsom salts help to soothe the skin and relieve tension. Headaches, cramps, inflammation, tension, muscle soreness, and difficulty falling asleep can all be aided by Epsom salts! They are most commonly used in baths, but I am not a bath person so needed another option.
To take advantage of the benefits of Epsom salts minus the bath, I experimented with making my own shower scrub. My homemade Epsom salt scrub is now one of my favorite products! I hold so much tension in my muscles and am always sore somewhere from training, so the effects of the salt help tremendously. It’s even helped relieve some of my more severe tension headaches. I always have a jar-full in the shower. When I want to use the scrub, I start by showering per usual. Then I turn the shower off, and massage the scrub into my skin and let it sit for a few minutes (I usually make the shower extra steamy right before I turn it off, so that it doesn’t get too cold). Then simply rinse the scrub off, and moisturize immediately after showering. My favorite time to use this is at night before bed, generally 1-2 times per week. With all of the health benefits aside, the salt serves as an amazing exfoliant. This DIY is super quick, easy, and cheap. I use essential oils in mine, but this is optional. And if you have a preferred oil or blend, feel free to customize to meet your exact preferences. Ingredients: -3 cups Epsom salts -⅓ cup grape seed oil -40-50 drops essential oils of choice (I like to do a blend of eucalyptus and lavender oil, or a blend of sweet orange, lemon, grapefruit, pine, lavender, and peppermint oil) Instructions: -In a large bowl combine Epsom salts and oil. Mix thoroughly with a spoon until the oil is evenly dispersed and the mixture resembles sand. -Add the essential oils to the mixture and mix until evenly dispersed. -Store in a clean glass jar and use in the shower as needed.
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