When my blog was originally called BluntBeauty I launched Beauty Tip Tuesday on my Insta but as I became even more obsessed with my passion for nutrition & fitness and things morphed into what is now fitbeauties.ca, I found myself writing less and less about beauty stuff. I’d love to pick it up again and if you like these articles and posts then I will!
Before I got into the health industry I worked an an aesthetician and make up artist. I was 18 when I graduated from Aesthetic school where I studied skin care, lymphatic drainage, waxing, aromatherapy, make-up artistry, manicure, pedicures and later nail and lash extensions. I worked in salons, spas and make up counters for at least 6 years. I still have a little studio set up at home although it’s not what I’m focused on these days. I do still love all thing beauty though and it will always be part of my life. Since my passion is really about feeling great from within and holistic beauty is a big part of that I’m happy to share my tips, tricks, hacks, reviews, thoughts and opinions (as always ;P).
I share from the heart with total honesty. Sometimes maybe a little to blunt but always with best of intentions. Basically my motto is if you ask my opinion on something you’ll definitely get it and this is where the original bluntbeauty name and my still current tag line ’cause a girl’s gotta know! came from. 😉
So…all that said let’s talk about salt baths today! One of my favorite beauty routines is magnesium baths. Plan old Epsom salts. Did you know that Epsom salt is actually just magnesium sulfate? Magnesium in general is so great for you on so many levels and is a great addition to your bath.
?Benefits of Epsom Salt Baths:
- Helps with digestion, bloating (and constipation)
- Soothes abdominal and period cramps
- Relaxes and sooths tight/sore muscles
- Reduces pain and swelling of strains and bruises
- Reduces anxiety and restlessness (helps with sleep!)
- Regulates electrolytes and can help with water retention
- Improves circulation
- Can help resolve athletes foot and toe fungus
This is what I recommend for the perfect bath
- 1 cup plain Epsom salts (don’t bother with scented – can be irritating on the parts)
- 1/2 cup sea salt-amazing for your skin – great for the blemish prone body areas like back acne. Can also help psoriasis and eczema and also reduce pain ans welling from arthritis
- 1/2 cup baking soda -ph balancing for the skin. Amazing for itchy skin and irritations. Also good for healing fissures, hemorrhoids and yeast infections
- 3 drops lavender oil – Relaxing, gentle and safe for everyone
- 3 drop clary sage oil – Anxiety reduction. Mental clarity. Skin soother
- 1 drop frankincense – Anti aging & beautifying
I love them all in the bath, so luxurious, but even just one of those additions would be great! Soak in warm to hot water for 10-20 minutes, cool shower to wash it all off, lightly towel dry and then rub down with coconut oil. Perfection.
For the health of your skin and lady parts here’s what I don’t recommend adding to your baths:
- scented products – no perfume/fragrance near the vajajay ever!
- soap or bubbles – drying and irritating!
- oil based products like bath beads – can cause UTIs and bladder infections
- coloured or glittery products – just ouch
Try it and let me know how your next bath goes!
* keep in mind not all oils are safe for pregnancy and baths shouldn’t be too hot. Contact me for help with oils!