Since Jack was born, I’ve started taking warm, shallow Epsom salt baths to help with the physical recovery. I take one in the morning before Brian leaves for work, and one in the evening before bed and they’ve created such wonderful recharge time for me after a full day (and full night) of caring for Jack. I light a candle (lately, this one), listen to music, read and totally check out from responsibility for a while. It’s amazing how I can feel simultaneously refreshed and relaxed afterward.
I’ve honestly never been one to take baths, but I think I’m addicted now. Of course, in true Natalie fashion, I couldn’t help but do some research about the benefits of Epsom salt baths (mostly because I was wondering if you could overdo it!), and much to my delight I learned that they are an incredibly healthy habit. According to Mind Body Green, there are four ways in particular they help both the mind and body:
1. They ease stress and promotes relaxation.
2. They detoxify the body.
3. They ease muscle pain.
4. They soften and smooth the skin.
Yep, I’m sold.
Are you a bath person?