Epsom Salt has been traditionally widely used for many centuries by lot of cultures around the world. Its uses are of great variety starting from gardening, household cleaning to body detox.
What is most important is that Epson salts are affordable and easily reachable as they are sold in every garden center. When used for body detoxification they offer amazing health advantages.
It is different from the traditional salt in the content of it as Epson salt is a pure and natural mineral compound of sulfate and magnesium. These contained minerals have very potent health properties which can also promote body detoxification.
In What Way Epsom Salt Bath Works?
Thanks to the contained sulfate and magnesium, there is a creation of a process known as reverse osmosis. During this process harmful toxic substances are being eliminated from the body, and then valuable sulfates and magnesium are entering the body. They can be quickly absorbed through the skin, and then directly into the body bloodstream. Namely, the skin is a membrane which is highlyporous; therefore, it easily absorbs minerals and eliminates contaminants every day.
Magnesium is a vital mineral that has a crucial role in more than 400 enzyme body reactions. It raises oxygenation and blood circulation throughout the body, and then it lowers inflammation and supports muscle and nerve function.
Sulfates are essential for the health of the skin, joints and nervous tissue.
Epson salts have the ability to restore the essential magnesium and sulfates levels of the body. Thanks to them, the body efficiently eliminates toxic substances and aids in the process of building crucial protein particles both in the joints and brain tissue.
If you use Epsom salts regularly, then you can improve symptoms of various health conditions, including:
- Muscle pain,
- Athlete’s foot,
- Toenail fungi.
If you suffer from chronic pain or chronic illness, then taking Epsom salts baths on regular basis would be highly beneficial for you as it will improve the sulfur and mineral balance in the body.
Be aware: If you are pregnant, have burns and open wounds on your skin, or if you are dehydrated then you should avoid baths with Epsom salts. Moreover, if you suffer from any of the existing heart diseases, please consult your doctor before you start to use them.
How to prepare an Epsom Salt bath?
For this procedure you will need 80 minutes: 40 minutes for the bath, 20 minutes for removing the toxics elements and extra 20 minutes for absorbing the minerals present in the water.
Start with filling up the bathtub with warm water. However, you need to be sure that you have a water filtration system in your house as you do not want to have this health beneficial bath with tap water filled with chlorine, heavy metals, dioxins, and poisonous fluoride.
- Half a cup for kids less than 60 lbs.
- One cup for people between 60 to 100 pounds.
- 1 ½ cups for people between 100 to 150 lbs.
- 2 cups for people between 150 and 200 lbs.
Note: including half a cup of organic olive oil in the bath is highly valuable for the skin because in that way the polyphenols will enter the skin and offer more antioxidant benefits. Likewise, you can include ginger or cayenne thereby increasing the heat levels of the bath. Believe us; this will make the toxins go away from your body.
However, have in mind not to mix salt with the Epsom salt bath as it will hinder the detoxing process.