To end a long day in the garden, why not soak tired muscles in a hot bath with Calendula and Epsom salts muscle soak bath bags, available from Herbalist Scotland. Each bag contains 60g epsom salts for releasing cramps and muscle stiffness, 15g pink Himalayan salt for detoxifying, and a generous handful of Calendula blossoms, to heal and nourish the skin. These giant draw-string ‘teabags’ can be just tossed in the bath or used in a foot bath as a healing treat for tired, aching feet.
Epsom salts contain magnesium, used medically for muscle cramps and aches, for relaxing mind and body, and for aiding sleep. Taken in through the skin, magnesium works even better than taken in tablet form, which is why epsom salts baths are so popular. Himalayan salt is a marvellous detoxifier, aiding muscles to release build-up of lactic acid and other waste products. It leaves the skin feeling silky smooth. Calendula has long been used for its anti-microbial and skin healing properties, and a handful of dried calendula blossoms is placed on top of the salts in each of the hand-made bath bags, to allow its healing properties to soak into the skin with the salts.
Easy to make yourself, I recommend placing the ingredients in bags, otherwise you will be coated with Calendula blossoms when you get out of the bath!
Get in touch with us at Herbalist Scotland if you would like to buy some (8 bags for £2.95). They are also available with Rose petals or chamomile blossoms – my favourites are the Calendula blossoms.