Epsom salts have been used for millennia due to their myriad of different uses and medicinal properties. They detoxify the body, offer numerous health benefits, and can be used for cleaning the household and gardening.
These salts were discovered as a bitter saline spring located at Epsom in Surrey, England, and are completely natural, pure compounds, consisting of sulfate and magnesium.
An Epsom Salt bath is an incredibly beneficial therapy that boosts health in various ways, the skin absorbs the sulfate and magnesium, eliminating the toxins, and creating osmosis.
This process removes the dangerous toxins and salt from the body, allowing the entrance of magnesium and sulfates.
Magnesium plays an important role in more than 325 enzymes and improves the function of the nerves and muscles. It boosts blood flow and oxygenation and fights inflammation.
Moreover, sulfates support the health of the skin, joints, and nerves. This mixture flushes toxins from the system and supports the building of protein molecules in the brain tissue and joints.
The regular use of Epsom salt baths relieves chronic diseases and pain and helps in the case of numerous health conditions such as gout, bruises, muscle pain, athlete’s foot, toenail fungus, and sprains.
Yet, this salt is not recommended in the case of pregnancy, dehydration, skin burns, or open wounds, and people suffering from cardiovascular diseases should consult a doctor before use.
Here is how to enjoy an Epsom Salt bath:
- Fill up the bath with warm water, and then follow the guidelines below:
- Children under 60 lbs: Add 1/2 cup of salts to a standard size bath
- Individuals between 60-100 lbs: Add 1 cup of salts to a standard size bath
- People between 100-150 lbs: Add 1 1/2 cup of salts to a standard size bath
- Individuals between 150-200 lbs: Add 2 cups of salts to a standard size bath
- For every 50lbs larger – add in an additional 1/2 cup of salts.
You should soak in the bath for at least 40 minutes, as the body needs 20 minutes to eliminate the toxins, and 20 more minutes to absorb the minerals.
Here are some ways to boost the beneficial properties of Epsom salt:
In the bath, add half a cup of olive oil, as the polyphenols will add antioxidants that will soothe the skin.
Add a tablespoon or half a cup of ginger or cayenne pepper to boost the detox process and stimulate sweating, as a way to get rid of toxins.
Yet, remember not to use soap, as it can interrupt the detox process and the absorption of mineral.
Try this miraculous bath and you will immediately feel the improvements!