Bath time is something that parents of young children just can’t avoid. Sometimes bath time can be fun, sometimes it can be stressful, and sometimes it’s both. We’ve shared about DIY bath bombs and fun bath time activities for toddlers before, and today we’re back with another bath time tip for parents. Today’s blog post is all about Epsom salt and why you should start adding it to your child’s bath time routine.

Before we share about the benefits of Epsom salt baths, remember that we are not health professionals. If you have any questions about Epsom salt and how to best use it for your family, please consult your pediatrician. 

Epsom Salt Baths

Epsom salt is nothing new; in fact, it’s been used by people around the world for centuries, and for good reason. The scientific name for Epsom salt is magnesium sulfate, and this is not your everyday table salt. The magnesium in it is where a lot of the benefits come from.

In an Epsom salt bath, your body is able to soak up magnesium and sulfate via your skin. The same is true for children. Epsom salt baths can:

  • Reduce inflammation
  • Improve blood circulation
  • Regulate digestion
  • Relieve irritability
  • Eliminate toxins
  • Promote better sleep
  • And more!

Sounds pretty great, right? Magnesium is amazing! Read more about Epsom salt.

So next time you’re getting your child ready for a bath, sprinkle in some Epsom salt. A weekly Epsom salt bath is great for everyone. Keep an eye on your child to make sure he or she doesn’t drink the bath water, as drinking magnesium sulfate can lead to diarrhea. That being said, if your little one has a tendency to drink bath water, it’s probably best to wait a little while to introduce Epsom salt baths.

If you don’t have any Epsom salt, you can purchase it at most grocery stores, drug stores, or on Amazon.