Thursday, 23 May 2013

Waning Moon Epsom Salts bath for stress relief and migraines

Waning Moon Epsom Salts bath for stress relief and migraines

Ingredients needed:
1 cup Sea Salt
2 cups Epsom salts
4-6  drops essential oil of your choice (lavender or geranium are good relaxing and balancing oils)

You can make this up before hand and keep in a nice jar, a jam jar or a zip lock bag. Use

Epsom salts are a compound of magnesium and sulfate. Studies have shown that the magnesium is very readily absorbed through the skin. Magnesium is essential for the body and is important for reducing inflammation, helping muscle and nerve function and helping to prevent artery hardening. Sulfates in their turn help improve the absorption of nutrients, flush toxins and help ease migraine headaches.

The magnesium in Epsom salts helps to produce serotonin, a mood-elevating chemical within the brain that creates a feeling of calm and relaxation. A bath with Epsom salts is therefore a fabulous way to relax and let go of any stress.

A bath in Epsom salts is wonderful at the waning moon as you let go of any stress and toxins in your body and replace them with the goodness that is in the Epsom salts compound. As the moon wanes this is an ideal time to let go of anything that you no longer need in your life. This makes space for anything that you do need. By letting go of stress and toxins you will create space for healing and nutrients to be absorbed. Your body will be in better shape to be ready in absorption mode when the moon starts to get bigger(waxing).

The essential oil lavender is really versatile for therapeutic purposes. Lavender has a calming effect on the body and can be used to reduce anxiety, stress and help with a good night’s sleep. This essential oil is therefore ideal to use in your Epsom salts bath as a relaxing aid, perfect if your bath is just before bed time.

As you run your bath light some candles to get you in the mood for your wonderful stress reducing experience. Four candles, one at each corner of the bath will mean you are totally surrounded in a soft cocoon of light. Choosing candles to represent the four elements present in mother nature: water, air, earth and fire is a perfect way to feel grounded during you bath. Alternatively an aromatherapy candle of your choice will further enhance the healing properties of your bath. You could for example choose a lavender candle along with your lavender oil or if you have geranium in your bath, a lavender candle would be a good complement. Aromatherapy oils and candles may be purchased from the Astarte-moon shop here:Astarte-Moon

Lie in your bath now, relax and feel the warm, salted water  filtering through your pores deep into your body, finding it’s way to where it is needed most. Feel any pain, discomfort or sickness that you have leave your body into the bath water, draining slowly from your body. You might like to visualize that pain as black cords being pulled out of your body. Lie there until all that pain has been pulled out of the water. When you are sure that it is all in the bath water, pull the plug and watch all your unnecessary pain leaving you and being flushed down the drain. Stay in the bath until it has all gone.

Finish with a quick splash of cool/cold water to re-vitalise you and get rid of the last of any sickness. As cold as you can is good as this will really get your circulation going.

Step out of your bath feeling re-vitalised and stress free. Your body will have really benefited from this waning moon Epsom salts experience, try and repeat it again during this time and every time that the moon is waning.

Moon blessings to you, Alison

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  1. this is my favorite way to de stress!

  2. I am relaxed just from reading this post ;o)

  3. Yep I had great fun creating the scene for this post, taking the photos and then of course having the bath lol!! xx