What is Hot bath with Epsom salts and essential oils?

Category: Lifestyle Modifications

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Epsom salts (magnesium sulfate) are made up of a naturally occurring mineral that is found in water magnesium sulfate. An essential oil is any concentrated, hydrophobic liquid containing volatile aroma compounds from plants.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Muscle and joint pain 13 8
Relaxation 4 2
Anxious mood 3 1
Fibromyalgia 3 3
Difficulty falling asleep 1 0
Insomnia 1 2

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 2
Mild 0
None 6

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Hot bath with Epsom salts and essential oils

Side effect Patients
Drowsiness 1
Jarisch-Herxeimer reaction 1
Sweating increased 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Hot bath with Epsom salts and essential oils

Dosage Patients
1other as needed 2
1 hr weekly 1
1 other weekly 1
30minutes as needed 1

Duration

Currently using Hot bath with Epsom salts and essential oils

Duration Patients
5 - 10 years 2
10 years or more 3
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 3
Usually 5
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 3
A little hard to take 4
Not at all hard to take 2
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 2
$50-99 0
$25-49 2
< $25 3
Not specified 2
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2 patient evaluations for Hot bath with Epsom salts and essential oils

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Chelena
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Chelena
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 61
Condition: Undifferentiated Inflammatory Arthritis 22 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Mild
I am: g
I have:
Undifferentiated Inflammatory Arthritis

See Chelena's full Hot bath with Epsom salts and essential oils history

Dec 23, 2014 (Started Jul 01, 1985)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Relaxation)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Muscle and joint pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I use Aura Cacia lavender, or other of their bath salts which dissolve very easily in with the water and epsom salts. If I don't have a packet of the Aura Cacia (one packet is good for three baths) I used drop of essential oil mixed into a cup of milk for pouring into the bath and dissipating. I also use my long paddle like back scrubber and use it to stir the water flowing into the tub in an infinity motion to aerate the water and help enliven it. Water is a sacred element and yet we now pipe it, put chlorine into it, and take it for granted in our homes. I like this brief ritual of thanking the water and helping to create and more positive energy for myself to soak in. I think this is also the reason I sleep so well if I get into bed right away. That means planning on the bath and taking care of anything beforehand you may need to do or that can wait until tomorrow. There is a spiritual energy one can put into and receive with this daily, weekly or as needed ritual.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Hope_In_Christ
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Hope_In_Christ
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 29
Condition: Central Sensitivity Syndrome 7 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Mild
I am: b
I have:
Central Sensitivity Syndrome

See Hope_In_Christ's full Hot bath with Epsom salts and essential oils history

Feb 1, 2011 (Started Jun 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Anxious mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Muscle and joint pain)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: CRPS in right foot restricted me to continue doing hot soaks. Foot was too hypersensitive to temperature changes.

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