BATH SOAKS FAQs
How often should I have an Epsom salt bath?
This one is down to personal preference. We know some people who have a bath every night to help them sleep. Some people like a muscle-soothing bath after they've had a hard workout or sports match. Others like to have a stress-relieving bath the night before an important event to help with both sleep and stress levels. Humans do seem to thrive with routine though!
How long should I bathe for?
Personal preference again! Some people say if you stay in an Epsom salt bath for more than 15 minutes you will re-absorb toxins from the bath water. But, unless you've had the water so hot that you've been sweating during your bath, you won't be immediately releasing toxins. Your body will excrete its toxins as usual, once they've been processed through the liver etc.
Do I need to rinse off my skin after a magnesium bath?
We don't see the need to do this, unless you have sensitive skin and can feel a residue.
How hot should the bath water be?
Your bath should be warm but not too hot. We are told between 33 and 37 degrees is good. But, to be honest, I don't keep a thermometer by my bath! If the water is too hot, it can dry out your skin, as well as making you all red, sweaty and uncomfortable.
Which bath soak is best for detox?
Any of our soaks that contain Epsom salt (magnesium sulphate). Magnesium helps with hundreds of your body's functions, including the removal of toxins. Sulphate can strengthen the walls of the digestive tract and make release of toxins easier.
How does a magnesium bath help lower my stress levels?
Magnesium can boost the brain neurotransmitters that are responsible for inducing sleep and reducing stress. Magnesium is necessary for producing serotonin, your ‘feel good’ brain chemical. And it supports your adrenal glands, helping to keep your nervous system calmed rather than excitable.
How does a bath help me sleep?
A warm bath can promote sleep because it raises your core body temperature which then falls after your bath. Humans are designed to sleep better when we have a lower body temperature. So this drop in temperature when you get out of the bath is aiding your body's natural desire for sleep at the right time!
Add a magnesium-based bath soak for even more ZZZZ-inducing benefits: Magnesium regulates melatonin, which is the hormone responsible for your sleep patterns.