Eileen’s Epsom, Baking Soda, Sea Salt Baths
Many times over the years, Eileen recommended the below “soak” to assist in healing crisis, after exposure to x-rays, in times of stress, and simply as a weekly balancer to help unload anything I had “taken on” energetically from others.
She recommended equal amounts of baking soda, sea salt & epsom salts to be added to the bath, soaking for 20 minutes. Next you get out of the bath, wrap yourself in a bath towel & relax for an additional 15 minutes before rinsing off.
These soaks have been a mainstay in my life for more than 30 years. I have also shared this remedy with my clients who have benefited greatly from them.
Although Eileen did not mention foot baths to me, many of my clients who have not had bath tubs , weren’t bath afficiandos, or simply wanted a quickie version, have used a plastic cat box, foot bath or even a large pot in a pinch to help themselves.
One of my favorite “time outs” is a 20 minute soak in a warm epsom salt and baking soda bath with equal amounts of unprocessed sea salt infused with essentials oils. The tensions and aches of the day literally float away! If I have been exposed to a lot of man-made EMF or if the solar flare activity is impacting me, I add a few drops of Flower Essence Society’s “Yarrow Environmental Solution formula”.
From ancient times, natural hot springs pools have been recognized for their restorative properties. Epsom salt baths and foot baths are the “at home” version of this time honored practice. The epsom salt compound is formed naturally from evaporated brine pools in the earth’s crust and is composed of magnesium and sulfates . Epsom salts are easily absorbed through the skin reducing inflammation, soothing sore muscles, and flushing toxins from the body while enhancing total mind-body relaxation.
I use 1 cup of Epsom salts, sea salt & baking soda to a warm to hot bath and soak for 15-20 minutes. For a foot bath, add 1/2 cup of each to your soaking container of warm to hot water and relax for 15-20 minutes. Wrap your feet in a towel for 15 minutes & then rinse off well.
The addition of any favorite essential oils amplifies the experience. For an alternative therapeutic soak, add equal amounts of natural sea salts such as Dead Sea or Himalayan instead of sea salt to your epsom/baking soda bath or foot soak. Make sure to use pure, USP Food Grade epsom salts for soaking.
Caution: If you have high blood pressure or any other medical condition, consult your medical doctor before using epsom/sea salt/baking soda soaks.
Here are some resources to explore:
1)Ultra Epsom Salts/ Himalayan / Dead Sea Bath Salts
2)San Francisco Bath Salt Company
3)Young Living Oils- essential oils of high quality
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