Posted 21 October 2005 - 01:51 PM
I've just started using Epsom Salts in A's bath and I was wondering if any of you have had any luck with it, in helping them get off to sleep?
I've only used it once, as I don't want to use it all the time - as I'm not sure how often you should add it to the bath?
I actually bought it a month or so ago, but put off using it.
A did actually go off to sleep that night, and slept through, which is amazing! but as he has been up so much on previous nights, I'm not sure if it was the salts that helped or if it was just shere tiredness!
Any idea's or knowledge welcome!
Posted 22 October 2005 - 03:36 AM
Posted 23 October 2005 - 02:10 PM
Posted 23 October 2005 - 03:01 PM
As its for external use only, we get ours from an agricultural group, Mole Valley farmers here in the south west or you could try a horse feed place. We get it in a 1.5 kg box for ?3.09. Its used for treating muscle strains in animals. Its the pure magnesium sulphate we get, the grains seem a little courser than the chemist stuff, but it dissolves anyway so it doesn't matter.
Posted 23 October 2005 - 03:37 PM
Posted 23 October 2005 - 04:14 PM
Posted 23 October 2005 - 04:39 PM
Oops, I almost used half the package last time.
Thanks for that!
Posted 23 October 2005 - 05:44 PM
Posted 23 October 2005 - 05:53 PM
Thanks - do you use any other bath salts alongside, or just the epsom salts?
Posted 23 October 2005 - 07:00 PM
2 cups epsom salts
1/2 c. sea salt
4-6 drops scented oil (I'd use pure aromatherapy oils)
2-3 drops food coloring (Although I definately wouldn't use this)
The chemicals or the colourings in bubble baths can cause hyperactivity and sleeplessness in children. So I wouldn't add food colouring just to make it look nicer, I've also seen recipes using flower petals and things but its not my thing. Too much like hard work.
Posted 23 October 2005 - 07:10 PM
I added some natural sea salt bath salt (no other ingredients) last time, which was lovely. Was just wondering whether it was OK to use them alongisde, which seems to be the case
I am having horrible visions of rainbow-coloured kiddos
LOL I hate having bits of stuff in my bath. Creeps me out... too much like trying to swim in the sea, with fishies etc.
My Mum once got me a bath bomb and the bleeding thing was full of glitter - took me WEEKS to rid the bathroom & my body of the stuff!!!
Posted 30 March 2008 - 04:18 PM
I thought Epsom Salts came in a smallish tin and you took it for some kind of stomach upset or constipation. (A dose of salts?).
Would it be suitable for a child with eczema? Do they make you itch?
Edited by peaches, 30 March 2008 - 04:39 PM.
Posted 30 March 2008 - 08:17 PM
It's interesting to see it mentioned here with regard to 'detox', because two other big detox buggaboos are wheat and dairy! Maybe gluten-free/dairy free etc helps our kids indirectly in a 'detox' way rather than directly through elimination of peptides as Shattock/Savory originally thought?
Posted 18 March 2009 - 12:54 PM
Posted 18 March 2009 - 01:28 PM
The system of pipes etc no longer exists because, as we all know salt water corrodes metal so all the pipes rusted away.
"Bath salts" are just Epsom salts with added color and smell.
The main component is magnesium which is used throughout the body to do all sorts of things.
The best way to take in magnesium is by socking in a bath of ------ Epsom salts.
Posted 29 March 2011 - 12:17 PM
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