Happy opening day of firearm deer season! As with many other Michiganders my husband wishes this day was a national holiday. I enjoy it because I get to spend some quality time at home with my girls while he’s at deer camp (hopefully) harvesting a buck.
This has been a big year for our oldest. Between being quarantined at home for months and adjusting to being a big sister she has taken everything with stride. She is such a trooper. The biggest challenge for me as a mom with her was that she had a massive growth spurt (she went up three shoe sizes and almost three clothing sizes). The poor girl towers over everyone in her class. With the growth spurt came so many growing pains and tears. Besides love and patience – what helped her the most was warm epsom salt baths.
Epsom salts have many benefits including reducing soreness, pain and stress and soothing dry skin. The other benefit we find most helpful in our house is Epsom salts alleviate muscle aches and soreness. When you add baking soda into the mix it helps soothe certain skin problems, like eczema and psoriasis, and can help with certain fungal infections. Whenever my kiddos end up with a sunburn or diaper rash I give them a baking soda bath and it takes the sting away almost immediately.
The scent of lavender is know to help reduce stress. Adding lavender to your bath salts can have more benefits like soothing minor cuts and scrapes, sunburns and muscle aches. I like to add lavender essential oil to my bath salt mix to help it have an even stronger lavender scent.
- 1 1/2 cups Epsom salts
- 1/2 cup baking soda
- 1/4 cup dried lavender buds
- 10-15 drops of lavender essential oils
- Mix all components until well incorporated.
- Add 1/4 cup of mixture to warm bath water and dissolve.
- Store remaining mixture tightly in a glass container.