Sunday, March 25, 2012

Sunday Beauty: Epsom Bath Salts

Hello :) I have decided to get back to Sunday Beauty posts, so here goes. This week I'll be talking about foot baths or for those lucky enough to have a real bath, those too! I've started to think how important it is to have time out for relaxing & taking a break. You know? Especially when life seems to get busier (ahem, uni & work) and there seems to be less time in the day. This is where a lovely foot bath comes in handy, for instant de-stressing fun times.

I have wanted to buy some bath salts for some time now. I used to get home from work with sore feet from standing up for several hours. It's not so bad now, but it's still nice to get home and pop your feet in a bath. I found a few scented bath salts, but they were so darn pricey I decided to make my own using Epsom Salts. On the packet of mine it reads that "epsom salts are known to relieve strain and tension by replenishing the body's magnesium levels which are depleted by stress. This leaves you feeling calm and relaxed". There you go! I bought these from a natural health emporium, but I'm sure it's available in supermarkets.  

Basically, all I do is add a few tablespoons of epsom salts to a teaspoon of tea or a few drops of essential oil. It's nice to use something that's scented. Then sit back with a good book! Afterwards, I massage a moisturiser onto my feet & pop on some cotton socks. Oh so relaxing!

For a funky gift idea, or simply for yourself...
Why not get a pretty vintage jar (or one you've sterilised) and mix 1 cup or more of epsom salts with rose buds and essential oils. Beautiful. 

Do you use epsom salts or other bath salts as a way to relax?

Hannah x


  1. I tend to take showers because they're quicker, but you know what, I would love a relaxing bath... this post reminds me it's been too long!

    1. Yes that would be lovely! I don't have a bath, so I make do with foot baths :) Still relaxing...

  2. There are few things better than an epsom salt bath... I'm a complete believer in their restorative properties. I've never had a home with a bathtub in Australia, but when I'm back home in Canada I take at least one soak a day, just to make quota!

    Enjoy your rose tinted bathing!

    x Catherine @ The Spring

    1. Agreed, they are such a cheap and effective product..really restoring & calming :)

  3. That is a great gift idea, I love it! Thanks :) I've never used epsom bath salts, but ben's mum loves them so have heard of them. Should give them a go (as gifts too!)
    Heidi xo