I’ve posted this simple little coping tool twice already. I value this so much that I’m posting it again. I take a bath like this almost every day. There have been times when I’ve been too sick to manage getting in and out of a tub, but if there is anyway I can manage, it very rarely fails to give some modicum of relief. Occasionally I emerge feeling greatly better. I’ve shared this in various circles and people rarely give it much credence. I encourage you try taking a bath if your first reaction is to dismiss this. It’s simple, subtle and amazing.
- 5 cups Epsom Salts
- 1 cup Baking Soda
- a few drops of lavendar oil
Poor all into a large tub and fill with water as warm as you can tolerate comfortably. Sometimes that may mean tepid water! We can be sensitive to heat and cold.
Soak 10 to 20 minutes.
Epsom salt baths are widely talked about in withdrawal groups and circles as well as alternative medicine sites. The thing is no one ever really says how much to use. This is a whole lot of Epsom salts and it really can help soothe. It’s by no means a cure all but it can help ease unpleasant symptoms of withdrawal. It can also relax anyone who needs to relax. No extenuating circumstances necessary.
If you look around you might find sources of bulk salts and the baking soda both. It can be quite inexpensive.
It’s a completely relaxing and refreshing soak. It helps with body pains as well as tension of all sorts.
Epsom salts is a source of magnesium that is taken through the skin. Oral magnesium is often suggested in alternative circles for relaxations as well.
This is also good before bed to relax before sleep
Be well everyone.