Lavender salt bath seems like the best antidote for a long stressful day. A warm long bath with an extra added benefit of aromatic therapy sounds like the right treat!
Here are a couple of salt benefits of a relaxing lavender salt bath that will help you release your muscular tension by just reading through!
Lavender Bath Salts/Soak Benefits
1. Relieves Muscle Pain and Soreness
A long relaxing bath with lavender salts will help release the toxic buildup in your muscles. The magnesium present in our lavender bled is crucial for helping with inflammation of the skin.
It also helps pull out the harmful toxins that are often not excreted well out of our system. This blend has been used for decades to relieve any musculoskeletal muscle problem. Some of the conditions that can be treated with lavender salt baths are;
- Muscle tension
- Pulled muscle ache
- itching caused by poison ivy
- skin irritation and inflammation
- sore feet
- stiff joints
- Sunburn rash
2. Stress Releaser
Magnesium is believed to balance different body chemicals for our body that helps in regulating the temperature of our body, keeping us in a light well balanced mood. The essential lavender oil present in muscle salt baths helps in imitating a relaxant for your body. Lavender as an essential oil is famous for calming anxiety and releasing stress.
The sweet floral scent of the oil makes it an amazing ingredient of salt bath. Studies show that the effect of lavender affects the parasympathetic part of your brain system. The parasympathetic system of the brain is majorly associated with continuous breathing, dealing with anxiety and hormone secretion.
Some studies suggest that using lavender related products helps in relieving mental stresses and may even aid in mild depression. The reason for having this antidepressant effect remains unknown. However, lavender as the main product for aromatherapy has been in use for a long time.
4. Helps in Sleep
Anything that has a slight lavender hint in it is greatly known for its natural sleep effect on our body. This is why many sprays have lavender in it, in order to induce relaxation for a better sleep. The relaxation of the body also helps in boosting overall energy levels giving a more refreshed look. The magnesium in the salts is known for more relaxing effects than regular salts.
5. Maintains Skin Barrier
One of the main benefits of lavender baths is having a balanced skin barrier. Lavender is known to have healing properties that purifies and softens the skin. Lavender is great for your skin if you have dry skin, open pores or have inflamed irritated skin.
Lavender Salt Bath DIY Recipes
For a fresh Bath Salt Body Scrub
If you have dry irritated skin
- Take one full cup of lavender bath salts
- Half a cup of organic honey
- Few drops of lemon
- 1 tablespoon of almond oil
- 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
- Few drops of lavender essential oil
Mix this all together. You can also add some fresh lavender flowers for a luxurious look if you’d like. Take a good scoop of the mixture and massage it on to your skin before starting your normal shower routine.
For a Refreshing Foot soak
- One cup of lavender bath salt
- Few dried buds of lavender
- Few drops of lavender essential oil
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
- A tub of warm water to fully immerse your feet
Put all things together in a big tub and place your feet in the tub to relax your feet for 15-20 minutes.
Some Commonly Asked Questions when using Lavender Bath Salts
What are lavender bath salts most beneficial for?
Lavender baths are best for deep relaxation with great antiseptic properties that can help in the healing process of small cuts and bruises. You can also use it for a stuffy runny nose.
Can you make a lavender salt bath at home?
Yes of course you can! All you need is Coach Soak’s powerful muscle recovery magnesium chloride bath salt and you can add a few lavender buds followed by lavender essential oil in the salt mix.
Can lavender be harmful for health?
Lavender is known for its soothing effects. However, excess usage of lavender essential oil can be irritating for your skin. Since essential oils are quite concentrated, they should always be mixed with a sufficient quantity of carrier oils.
Can lavender help you sleep?
Yes after you have a relaxing muscle recovery bath soak, you will surely experience muscle tension release that will aid you in getting a good night’s sleep.