Numerous cultures have used Epsom salts for millennia, due to the various beneficial properties, for body detox treatments, in gardening, and household cleaning.
They are inexpensive and can be easily found.
Their name comes from the bitter saline spring at Epsom in Surrey, England. This salt is different from others as it is a naturally occurring pure mineral compound of magnesium and sulfate, both of which offer potent health benefits and detox the entire organism.
They are readily absorbed through the skin and enter the bloodstream. The skin is a porous membrane that absorbs them and removes the toxins.
When added to bathwater, these salts stimulate a process known as reverse osmosis, which eliminates salt and the dangerous toxins from the body, leaving space for the magnesium and sulfate to enter the system.
Magnesium is extremely important for more than 325 enzymes, soothes inflammation, enhances the function of nerves and muscles, boost blood flow and the oxygenation throughout the entire body.
Sulfates are needed for healthy skin, nervous tissues, and joints. This mixture removes toxins and aids build key protein molecules in the brain tissue and joints.
The use of regular Epsom salt baths helps in the case of muscle pain, athlete’s foot, toenail fungus, gout, sprains, and bruises, treats chronic diseases and pain, alleviate inflammation, detoxify the body, and regulate the mineral and sulfur balance in the body.
Before the use of these salts, pregnant women, people with cardiovascular diseases, those with open burns or wounds of the body, and dehydrated individuals should consult a natural health physician.
This is how to take an Epsom salt bath:
You should schedule yourself for 40 minutes, as the body needs 20 minutes to eliminate toxins, and 20 more to absorbs the minerals in the bath water. In a bath filled with warm water, add the Epsom salts in the amounts as listed below:
- Children under 60 lbs.: Add 1/2 cup of salts to a standard size bath
- People 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
- people between 150-200 lbs.: Add 2 cups of salts to a standard size bath
For every 50lbs larger, you should add 1/2 cup of salts more.
To boost the antioxidants benefits of the bath, add 1/2 cup of olive oil, which is beneficial for the skin and contains polyphenols. You can also add some ginger or cayenne powder to boost the heat levels and sweat out more toxins.
Avoid soap since it will interfere with the detox process and the action of the minerals. Then, rest for 1-2 hours. In the case of arthritic joints, make sure you stay active as much as possible to protect the joints from congestion.