For those who’ve been following this series, you know that almost without exception, I recommend that you spend your money on horses (or things for horses).
Epsom salts are one of those things. You should definitely have some on hand in the event that you need to make a hoof poultice. Or put some in a bath. Your bath. Because sometimes you need to spend a little money on yourself. Since you can buy epsom salts for about 75 cents a pound, they fall quite nicely into the “little money” category.
If you’re going to take advantage of this miracle concoction, you need a tub. If you’re a dedicated “shower person,” I’ve probably already lost you. But if you’re a rider or someone who keeps or cares for horses, I’d like you to consider what epsom salts can do for you. Admittedly, it’s easier for those of us who are “bath people,” even if we are a bit anomalous on this side of the ocean.
I’ve been lucky to have lived in old houses for the last twenty years, all with cast iron bathtubs that hold the heat and in which I can immerse myself. During those twenty years, I’ve put a lot of stuff in the bathtub. Essential oils. Non-essential oils. Mustard powders. Fragrant fizzes. Bubble bath.
Now, I buy epsom salts. Have you ever wondered what they are? Or don’t you have time for silliness like that? Well, I’ve not only wondered, I have time for just that kind of silliness…