You can get more magnesium from food, but the digestive system isn’t very efficient at breaking down dietary magnesium and only absorbs about 50% of what we eat. You could up your intake of magnesium rich foods, or you could get your magnesium another way – like in your bath!
Ideal for a relaxing bath (put 375g-1kg in a warm bath and soak your stress away).
A great calming epsom salt bath recipe for kids (and adults!) is:
- 1 cup Epsom salts
- A few drops of essential oil – organic lavender essential oil for fragrance and for its calming abilities.
Combined with the magnesium of Epsom salt, the duo are super calming.
Epsom salts happen to be 100% magnesium sulphate. By adding them to your kids’ bath water, you are providing them with this much-needed mineral and also helping to calm them down. Of course, you don’t have to limit Epsom salt use to your kids. Since magnesium is a natural muscle relaxant, it is also great for relieving back pain, headaches, and tension in general. Other benefits of Epsom salts include:
- Flushing toxins from cells
- Improving nerve function
- Improving circulation
- Reducing blood pressure
- Aiding in the formation of joint, brain, and mucin tissues.