Saturday, November 29, 2008

Muscle relief in the tub

Many people receive at least temporary relief from soaking in a warm (not too hot) bath with Epsom salts (or sea salt) or essential oils that are known to soothe sore muscles, such as juniper, lavender, marjoram and/or chamomile. You can add about 8 drops of essential oil to a 2 cup jar of Epsom salts (or sea salt), seal it and leave it for 10 days and then use as you would regular Epsom salts (or sea salt), with the added benefit of a nice scent and whatever therapeutic benefits the oil you chose has to offer.

2 comments:

Lisa said...

Kimberly,

I'm new to your blog and I placed your blog on my fitness blog here:

Fibromyalgia: http://lisashawfitlife.blogspot.com/

While I don't have experience in this I have come across people who have and I hope they will be able to find some help and encouragement on your blog as you journey through this.

I will be back to visit.

**Also, I am a huge believer in finding relief, rest and refreshment in the tub. I also use Epsom salts (particularly after heavy duty workouts) and I love lavender! It's soothing and relaxing.

I will have to read your other blogs to really learn about this subject matter.

God bless you on your journey.
Lisa

Paula said...

Hi Kimberly, I am so pleased that I happened upon your blog while searching for fibro articles. Not only do we share this in common, but we also love God, Harleys and Washington! I will add you to my list of "followees" and keep track of both this blog and your "A Child of the King" blog. I look forward also to reading through your posts here and getting some hints and tips on coping with fibro. I hope the weather isn't too hard on you at present over there, being that it's freezing! Paula :-)