I didn’t used to take a lot of baths. They always seemed too indulgent—just sitting there and getting pruney for 15 minutes or so. (Not to mention that I usually spend half the time thinking about how I really, really need to clean my tub more thoroughly.) But then the peeps at Dr. Teals sent us an email asking to try their new collection that revitalizes achy tired muscles, and I really had no choice but to get my soak on. It’s a tough job, but someone has to do it. Read on for my thoughts on the three products I tried from the line!
In junior high, FBG Tish (we’ve been buds for a long time, yo) had this lavender spray that I swear would put us to sleep no matter how much Dr. Pepper we had guzzled down or how loud we had the Spice Girls cranked up on the stereo. And those memories flooded back to me as soon as I opened this package of Dr. Teal’s Epsom Salt Sleep.
A mix of magnesium and sulfate, which are known to help tired, achy muscles and refresh skin, this bath soak is part therapeutic, part pamperific. The lavender smell seriously calms you the heck down on its own. So when you add a hot bath to the mix, it’s pretty much a recipe for relaxation. You just sprinkle into your hot tub and zen out. After using the Epsom salt the night of a really hard workout, it didn’t take my soreness away totally, but it certainly helped. And I smelled wonderful. At $15 for a big bag of the stuff online (cheaper in stores—$5!), it’s a luxury worth the price.