Feeling stiff and sore? There’s nothing like a hot bath to help you relax and ease the tension in your muscles. However, you can add a few things to your bath water to help with your relaxation. Here are some of the best options for soaking after a long day.
Every bath that is meant for relaxing should include Epsom salt. This crystal salt is packed with magnesium sulphate. It helps your muscles relax and eases out the tension. It’s also great for increasing healing and can help get you a full night’s sleep.
To enjoy a good salty bath, add a cup of Epsom salt to the water and stir carefully until dissolved. Be careful, the salt can make the tub rather slippery. You may wish to add texture to the bottom of the tub and hand grips, which can be helpful to prevent falls.
Add 3-4 teabags of chamomile tea to your hot bath and let it steep. Alternatively, you can steep it in very hot water for 15 minutes and then pour the tea into your tub for a soothing, muscle relaxing soak.
To make this lovely bath recipe, you’ll want to mix a tablespoon of unscented castile soap with two drops of juniper berry essential oil and two drops of lemon essential oil. Add into your bath along with the Epsom salt and stir to dissolve. The scent is heavenly, and the effects are wonderfully invigorating, perfect for getting your joints and muscles back in working order.
If you deal with back pain related to your muscles, then this bath concoction is for you. Mix half a cup of baking soda with a cup of Epsom salts and two or three drops of peppermint oil, four drops of lavender essential oil. You should stir in a tablespoon of olive oil or your preferred carrier oil to dilute the essential oils. Stir well. Add a quarter cup of the mixture to your hot bath and soak away to relieve back pain and discomfort.
Each of these soaking mixtures will help you feel better and give your body a chance to relax a little. Whether your muscle pain is caused by overexertion, illness, or something else, you’ll find that magnesium helps your body heal.
It’s important to take care as you may not be able to move as easily as usual. Adding grips and stylish handles immediately makes your bathroom more accessible, both when you are injured and when those with impaired mobility visit.
Are you ready to make the most of your bathroom? Contact Bespoke Bathing for more tips on creating an accessible bathroom.