top 3 reasons why our epsom salt maternity soak is great for pregnancy
by Kellie & Abbie Thomas
handmade by us, filled with natural epsom salt, a little bit of pink himalayan salt & mixed with dried rose petals, our maternity soak for mum is filled with the amazing benefits from this amazing magnesium sulphate (epsom salt)!!
1. increased magnesium levels
Epsom salt isn’t actually a salt, as it doesn’t contain any sodium chloride. It is just a crystalized form of magnesium and sulfate; two naturally occurring minerals.
magnesium is an essential mineral you need while pregnant to help build and repair tissues, so as you soak in our maternity bath soak filled with epsom salt (magnesium sulphate), it is absorbed through your skin helping to replenish magnesium levels. Magnesium also helps to regulate blood sugar levels & control cholesterol. Many cramps are also relived by higher magnesium intake & the natural epsom salt itself contains anti-inflammatory properties, acting as a natural pain reliever to ease muscle aches & cramps accompanying pregnancy & the weight of carrying bub around.
2. helps with mood
Epsom salt relaxes your mind & body overall. When you lay in a warm bath filled with epsom salt, the magnesium absorbed through your skin helps you to produce more serotonin. Serotonin is a chemical in the brain that controls your emotions. The higher the serotonin levels, the more calm, relaxed & happier you will feel. Low serotonin levels can make you sad, irritable and moody & with all the mood swings accompanying pregnancy, relaxing in our maternity soak, filled with epsom salt will help you stay positive & calm as you grow your bub xx
Serotonin also affects how well you sleep, so after your nice warm epsom salt bath, it can help provide you with a rejuvenating nights sleep.
3. rose petals
Our maternity soak has been handmade, thinking of you every step of the process; being able to enjoy a soothing bath, relaxing to the calming surrounds of real rose petals. The dried petals contain traces of the natural oils found in roses. They help to retain moisture in the skin, leaving your body feeling smooth & soft. The sugars in rose petals especially benefit those with sensitive skin. Rose petals also help like the epsom salt in enhancing your mood. These beautiful flowers contain mood-lifting properties, so by adding rose petals to a warm bath will help you get rid of feelings of anxiety. Apart from being a detox for your body, it will also help you sleep better. Relax your body in a nice warm bath, that fills your bathroom with a beautifully peaceful aroma.