DOMS or delayed onset muscle soreness is the pain you get for 24 -72 hours after doing an unaccustomed or particularly intense exercise session. I have found one of the best ways to reduce this painful and stiff feeling is to soak in a bath filled with these bath salts. The salts might also make a cute gift to give to those fit friends in your life if you put them in a nice jar with a tag.
How it works
The Epsom salts, also known as magnesium sulfate, have been known for years to soothe your muscles. They provide your body with a large dose of magnesium, an important mineral which is needed for hundreds of processes in your body. The lemongrass extract has an analgesic affect on the body, that is it reduces pain and inflammation in the body.
What you need
- 1 kg Epsom salts (I get mine from Bunnings or Coles)
- Lemongrass oil (I get mine from Chemist Warehouse)
How you make it
In a medium size bowl, combine the Epsom salts with seven drops of lemon grass oil. Any more and it can sting your skin when you take a bath. Give it a really good stir so the oil is evenly distributed through the salt. Transfer it into a nice jar for storage in your bathroom. When it’s time to use it, just scoop 1/4 – 1/2 cup into your hot bath.
I hope you find that these salts help reduce your post-exercise soreness as much as they do for me.