Can Baths Help Migraine? Self Care and Epsom Salts

Can Baths Help Migraine? Sometimes. Taking a bath has become part of my self care routine.  I typically make the time on Sundays to soak my week away.  When I take a bath I love to create a relaxing and individualized experience.  I fill my bath, light a candle, grab some water and turn on music (some days I love the quiet).

Headache Relief Bath:

  • 1-2 cup Bath Salts (I use Aromatherapy Bath Salts by Aromafloria*)
  • 1/4-1/2 cup baking soda
  • 8-10 drops of essential oils (These are the oils I use*)
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Instead of a candle, I have a lantern made by my daughter. It looks beautiful lit with a battery candle.  I follow my bath up with body butter that’s essential oil mixable but I like it unscented.

Benefits of baths

Increase relaxation

Boost Magnesium levels (many Migraine sufferers are known to be insufficient)

Reduce stress

Reduce pain and inflammation

Relieve constipation

Increase energy or mental vibrancy

Soothe sore muscles

Eliminate toxins

Sleep better

What do you put in your bath?

Can Baths Help Migraine? The simple answer is….there is no answer. Some days a bath is all I need to soak away my migraine symptoms. Other days, a hot bath makes my migraine worse. It is so individual and changes from day to day as does my preference for smell. I have found that incorporating baths into my routine has provided me comfort and a natural relief.

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Sarah Rathsack

I tell stories of My Migraine Life. I'm a mom, wife, teacher, and chronic migraine sufferer. I tell my stories and advocate in my life searching for health in a positive honest way.

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10 Comments

  1. Charlotte Gransden on February 12, 2018 at 5:26 am

    I absolutely love my baths! I live with Anxiety, Depression, IBS and PCOS and my bath is my absolute saviour. I use bath. salts but have never thought about putting baking soda in!



  2. Beverley Dickinson on February 12, 2018 at 9:16 am

    I love knowing that we all love a nice bath, they are hard for me to get in and out of so my husband helps me, but its worth it! I add Magnesium flakes and a lush bathbomb but I want to try more natural things like you have when I have used all my lush up



  3. mymigrainelife on February 12, 2018 at 12:25 pm

    I’m making homemade bath bombs soon.



  4. LydiaA1614 on February 12, 2018 at 1:14 pm

    My only problem is getting in and out of a bath. The tub in our new place is better, but I need my hubby or care worker here when I do take one. But these tips make me want to get into one now!



  5. SD on February 21, 2018 at 5:42 pm

    Essential oils actually give me migraines and other symptoms, so I use Epsom salts and baking soda.



  6. Amy Ewald on November 5, 2018 at 11:20 am

    What’s the baking soda supposed to do?



  7. mymigrainelife on November 5, 2018 at 11:55 am

    It softens skin and helps absorb salt.



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