There’s nothing more relaxing and rejuvenating than a nice hot bath for those exhausting days. These hot baths, when enjoyed at the right temperature and right ingredients, can be very effective in easing your body aches and pains. Instead of emptying your pockets at your favorite spa, you can now fix up hot baths at home in no time. And the results – they are fabulous! Here are a few recipes for pain-killer baths that offer quick relief from all kinds of aches and pains:
Analgesic Baths You Should Try
- The Salt Bath for body aches
The anti- inflammatory and analgesic properties of salt makes it an age-old, quick and effective solution for body aches. It is also a marvelous refreshing and revitalizing agent. For quick pain relief and treat yourself to a rejuvenating experience, add 2 tablespoons of Epsom to a tub of hot water. The magnesium rich salts break down the lactic acid built up in the muscles that triggers the pain and soreness. Add ingredients such as olive oil, milk, or tea bags as well as essential oils to boost up the benefits.
- Lavender Bath For Sore Muscles
Lavender is yet another common detoxification bath ingredient. Lavender can soothe your sore and stiff muscles. A fabulous stress-reliever, the lavender scent alleviates the stress, enabling the release for the feel good hormone, serotonin. For a refreshing lavender bath, add two to three drops of essential lavender oil along with one cup of baking soda and a cup of rock salt to running water. Soak yourself for 30 to 40 minutes for the best results. Lavender body scrub recipe.
- Ginger Bath For Menstrual Cramps And Bloating Pain
Ginger is the secret ingredient for immediate relief from menstrual distress and discomfort from cramps or bloating. Ginger induces sweating, thereby promoting the elimination of all those toxins. This alleviates the aches, pains, cramps, and flu. 1/4 cup of ginger, either grated or ground can be added to hot or warm water. For additional benefits, mix 1/4 cup of Epsom salt and few drops of eucalyptus or peppermint oil. Soak for 10-15 minutes for a smooth menstrual cycle.
- Peppermint Oil for sore feet
Peppermint is a gift from Mother Nature to ward off the pain you experience in no time. In small bowl, mix together 1/2 cup Epsom Salt, 1/2 tbsp. Baking Soda, and 2-4 drops Peppermint Essential Oil. Stir well. Carefully spoon mixture into your favorite small jar. Add approx. 1/2 cup of bath salts to your bath and soak for 15 minutes. Relax and ENJOY!!
5. Epsom salt for back pain
Epsom salt reduces inflammation that can cause injury- and condition-related back pain. Soaking in Epsom salt can promote nervous system health, which may reduce the back pain. Combine 2 parts Epsom salt with few drops of lavender essential oil. Store in an air-tight container. Keep the part of your body that hurts in the water for at least 12 minutes. Just relax.
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