I’m obviously the hugest advocate for everyone to be taking a magnesium supplement everyday, but a supplement or food isn’t the ONLY way to get a good dose of magnesium in. Magnesium is absorbed by the body really well transdermally. This could be in the form of a magnesium oil rub, or in my favourite way – bath salts!
The benefits of magnesium are endless. I use magnesium transdermally to relax sore muscles, relieve menstrual cramps, relieve anxiety and to help me sleep. You could either use Epsom salts (Magnesium Sulfate) or Magnesium salts (Magnesium chloride). I prefer to use Magnesium Chloride because it is better absorbed by your skin (you get a bigger boost of magnesium), and it leaves you feeling wayyy more “zenned out”. However, Mag Chloride is more expensive, especially when using whole cups at a time, so Epsom salts will do if thats what in your budget!
In addition to the magnesium, the baking soda & apple cider vinegar have a detoxifying effect on the skin and they help with dandruff & dry skin. *side note ladies: try this mix if you feel a UTI coming on – they are both very antibacterial!
This bath is the best way for me to unravel after a long day at work. After my 12 hour shifts I like to come home and gather up my phone, a book, a dry towel, some candles, a cup of tea, and a big jug of water and sweat it out. The combination of the hot water, baking soda & ACV makes me sweat like a little piggy which feels so cleansing. Give it a try and tell me what you think!
Magnesium detox bath:
- 1 cup of Epsom salts (magnesium salts)
- 1/2 cup baking soda
- 1/2 cup Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV)
- Couple drops of your favourite essential oils – lavender is my go-to because i’m usually bathing before bed.
- A healthy slosh of bubble bath
Throw all the ingredients in as the tub is filling and use very warm water. Try to stay in the bathtub for at least 30 minutes to allow a good amount of magnesium to absorb through your skin transdermally ❤