When everything hurts, and all else fails... take a bath.
Usually this simple at home retreat is just the thing to help take the pain away – but hot water alone won't just cut it. These are some of my favorite bath buddies for making the most of my time in the tub.
LUSH Big Blue, Wiccy Magic Muscles & Golden Egg
When you walk into LUSH, it's hard not to feel like a kid in a candy shop. Their brightly colored, fresh, handmade cosmetics are 100% vegetarian and oh so addictive. The wonderful sales person at the store told me about the Wiccy Magic Muscles massage bar, when I told her I was looking for some pain relieving products. I rub it on wherever I'm aching, as soon as I leave the bath. It's made of a mix of essential oils and cocoa butter, with aduki beans on one side, which help to loosen you up. The Big Blue bath bomb was also recommended to me for muscle pain and ridding the body of toxins. It certainly is soothing, making you feel as if you are drifting in the warm waters of the Mediterranean. I left my bath feeling so refreshed. I also picked up a few Golden Egg bath bombs around Easter time, just for the fun of it. Check out all their awesome products, they won't disappoint.
The classics: Dr. Singha's Mustard Bath, Aztec Secret, Dr. Teal's
These 3 soaks are tried and true. They may not be as glamorous as bath bombs, but they are powerful and reliable. Dr. Singha's Mustard Bath is so good I had to buy a great big tub of the stuff. Add a scoop to your bath water and you'll immediately feel it getting to work – relieving aches and pains, opening pores and detoxifying the body. Aztec Secret Healing Clay claims that almost every mineral on earth can be found in their clay. I can't say if I know that's true, but I will swear by it's deep cleansing ability. It does not relieve pain, but this ancient remedy calms irritations often caused by autoimmune disease. If you're going to buy one product to add to your bath, it should be Epsom salt. Its magnesium sulfate content helps to relieve aches and pains of all kinds, improves sleep and decreases stress. I'm a big fan of Dr. Teal's Epsom salt, they offer a nice variety of products, and are available in most drug stores.
Those little sacks with red string?
I received these Lollia In Love Sea Salt Sachets as a gift at work, and couldn't wait to give the cute little salt sacks a try. They don't have any healing powers, but if you add them to a bath with some of the heavier products, such as the mustard bath, they balance out nicely. I'm a sucker for good packaging, but they don't just look pretty, they smell pretty too.
I'm always on the hunt for great bath products, and I'll be sure to share them as I find them. Get to soaking, spoonies!