I hope you don’t mind the random posts lately but because of the big move I’ve been focusing my attention on other things besides decorating. My favorite thing to share will always be design but I thought it would be fun to start sharing about other things too!
I’ve been suffering from leg cramps especially at night for a few years now. When I told my doctor about this he said it was probably coming from a lack of potassium. Most people are severely lacking in potassium. I can only eat so many bananas a day so I decide to look into other ideas.
When I was out shopping I looked into buying some bath salts or a scrub that contained epsom salt and soon learned the prices were anywhere between $15.00 and $30.00. (Ummm…no thank you.) I grabbed a 4 pound bag of epsom salt (no fragrance added). Once I got home I did a little research on Pinterest and 500 hours later I decided I really didn’t care for any of them. I wanted something simple and I didn’t want want to use any dyes or artificial fragrances.
The recipe I came up with is so simple it’s silly really.
Four pound bag of epsom salt
20 drops of lavender oil
4 scooping spoonfuls of coconut oil
I bought a cheap glass container at Target but you can find them anywhere. I dumped the entire package of epsom salt into the container and add 20 drops of lavender oil. I mix it up super good and close it up and let it sit overnight. I feel like if I mix it and let it sit the oil gets to all of the epsom salts.
The next day I simply take 4 big scoops of coconut oil into a bowl and microwave it for about 20 seconds. It will liquify pretty quick. I pour the oil into the mixture mix it up and its done! The mixture won’t be completely dry you can probably form a loose ball out of the mixture with you hand if you try, but it’s also still loose so it won’t be a big lump of mush.
I use the scrub 2 different ways. I shave my legs everytime I shower, it’s one of my many OCD traits. After I shave my legs I rug the scrub over my freshly shaved legs. It exfoliates the skin and the magnesium from the epsom salt works it’s way into my legs super quick.
The other way I use it is on Sunday when I end my day with a bath. I just scoop a half a cup of the mixture and dump it into the tub. Soaking in epsom salt is great for your muscles. The lavender oil helps me relax and the coconut oil helps keep my skin nice and smooth. I take my showers/baths at night and that’s why I use lavender oil but if you shower/bathe in the morning I think peppermint oil would be great to use!
Like I said super easy and I feel like my little trick has helped tremendously in keeping the leg cramps to a minimum!!