What essential oils are good for making bath salts?
Lavender is an excellent essential oil for bath time for its relaxing and soothing effect. Stimulating oils like eucalyptus and lemon can lend bath time an invigorating experience.
Soaking in a mineral rich, warm bath has many benefits. Skin is warmed and soothed after a long soak in a mineral-rich bath, and any addition of oils or botanicals can further calm and rejuvenate your skin.
Itchy skin can have many causes, but if the itchiness is caused by dryness then a nice soak in an Epsom salt bath (especially one with added oils) can be helpful.
Do I need to shower after an Epsom salt bath?
It's recommended to rinse off after a long soak, to help keep the residue of the bath and the bath salts to a minimum on your skin.
What does an Epsom salt bath do to your body?
Epsom salts are rich in magnesium, which is said to help with muscle soreness and to support healthy skin.
What is good to soak in for sore muscles?
Epsom salts are reputed to help with soreness as are some botanical extracts such as wintergreen and arnica root.