When your body is sore or you are experiencing stress, one of the best ways to relax and unwind is to take a long, hot bath. For many, the ultimate way to unwind after a hard day is to take an Epsom salt bath. While these can be beneficial, there are some easily manageable Epsom salt bath side effects to keep in mind so you enjoy only the perks safely.
How Often You Can Take Epsom Salt Baths
to get the most out of your Epsom salt bath, consider adding this to your bath three times a week. For your comfort, don’t eat right before or after the bath and be sure to drink water in the time around your bath to keep yourself hydrated. While Epsom salt hydrates your skin, it can dehydrate you to varying degrees. Spruce up your water with some citrus or fruit if you want to enhance the spa-like quality of your bath!
There are a lot of benefits to taking these types of baths, but there are also Epsom salt bath side effects that you’ll need to be aware of to make sure you enjoy it safely and to the fullest. First of all, be careful to never ingest the bath water. This could cause severe diarrhea that could lead to discomfort and dehydration. Epsom salts could also cause allergic reactions, so be aware of all your skin sensitivities before bathing. If you experience any skin irritation or itchiness after use, stop. If you have an open wound or severe burn, the Epsom salt could also cause discomfort.
If you find that you want to relax and indulge yourself more often, then consider using any of the other Vitabath bubble baths or fizzies on the other days of the week. This is the best way to de-stress and take some time to yourself.
Benefits of Epsom Salt Baths
Many people and physicians recommend taking Epsom salt baths because they promote sleep and reduce stress. If you have been tossing and turning at night and your brain has been going a mile a minute, then consider adding some of Vitabath’s® luxurious Lavender chamomile Epsom salt to your bath water. Lavender and chamomile have been found to promote relaxation and increase drowsiness, so this could be just what you need to get some much-needed rest.
Epsom salts have also been found to reduce muscle soreness and keep them from cramping, so you might consider adding Cool Spearmint and Thyme™ Epsom salts as a refreshing and invigorating way to loosen tight muscles after a workout.
If you’re looking for a way to escape the daily grind, then Heavenly Coconut Crème™ Epsom salts can help make for a dream ride on some coconut clouds in your own bathroom. Vitabath is dedicated to giving you an affordable, at-home spa experience, and this scent selection is just what you need to accomplish that goal.
For more information about Epsom Salts, visit the Epsom Salt Council: https://www.epsomsaltcouncil.org/