There are many nations in the world that have used Epsom salts for hundreds of years. They knew that these salts provide different benefits. They’ve used them for detoxification of the body, as household cleaning agents, in gardening, and in many other ways.
Epsom salts today are available everywhere and they are very cheap.
The name of this salt originates from the saline spring located at Epsom in Surrey, UK. Epsom salt is different compared to other salts because it represents a completely natural and 100% pure mineral compound that consists of sulfate and magnesium – two compounds that provide amazing health benefits and an ability to detox the entire body.
Magnesium and sulfate can penetrate the skin easily and enter the bloodstream directly. Our skin is very porous and it soaks them up while they are eliminating the toxins.
If we add Epsom salt to bath water, we are actually stimulating a process called reverse osmosis. This process flushes out the unwanted salt and hazardous toxins from our body letting sulfate and magnesium unleash their potential.
It turns out that magnesium is very important for over 325 enzymes. It also eases inflammation, boosts the function of muscles and nerves, improves blood flow and the oxygenation all over the body.
On the other hand, sulfates are required for optimized skin, joints, and nervous tissues. With the help of this mixture, you will be able to eliminate toxins and support the creation of important protein molecules in the joints and brain tissue.
By using Epsom salt baths on a regular basis, you will be able to soothe and eliminate muscle pain, toenail fungus, athlete’s foot, sprains, gout, bruises, inflammation, chronic pain and diseases and you will also get a chance to detox the body and balance sulfur and mineral content in your body.
Prior to the use of Epsom salt, pregnant women, individuals with cardiovascular issues, people with open wounds and burns and dehydrated people should talk to a physician.
Here’s how to use an Epsom salt bath:
You will need 40 minutes to complete the procedure because it takes about 20 minutes for our body to get rid of the toxins and 20 minutes to soak up the minerals. So, add the Epsom salts in a bath with warm water. You will need these amounts:
- Kids under 60 lbs: Pour half a cup of Epsom salts to a bath with a standard size
- Individuals between 60 and 100 lbs: Pour one cup of Epsom salts to a bath with a standard size
- Individuals between 100 and 150 lbs: Pour one and a half cups of Epsom salts to a bath with a standard size
- Individuals between 150 and 200 lbs: Pour two cups of Epsom salts to a bath with a standard size.
- So, for every 50 lbs, you should pour half a cup of these salts.
In order to get the most from the antioxidant properties of this bath, pour half a cup of virgin olive oil, which is great for your skin and includes polyphenols. Feel free to add cayenne powder or ginger too if you want to increase the heat levels and flush out more toxins.
Stay away from soap because it will slow down the detoxification process and the effects of the minerals. After that, take a rest for an hour or two. If you have joints affected by arthritis, try to stay active as much as you can in order to keep the joints safe from congestion.
Source: Living Traditionally & Healthy Holistic Living