Epsom salt has been used for many health benefits for detox treatments, household cleaning, and gardening. The name of this ingredient comes from the bitter saline spring at Epsom in Surrey, England. The salt occurs naturally as a pure mineral compound of magnesium and sulfate, offering potent health benefits and detox the whole organism. The salt is easily absorbed through the skin and enter the bloodstream, helping the body remove toxins. Once you add it into bathwater, the salts will stimulate reverse osmosis, eliminating salts and dangerous toxins from the body, leaving space for magnesium and sulfate enter the system.
Magnesium is of high importance for the body
This mineral is significant for more than 325 enzymes and is able to soothe inflammation, enhance nerve and muscle function, boost blood flow, and boost oxygenation throughout the whole body. The sulfates are needed for nervous tissues and joints, and healthy skin. The following mixture will help you get rid of toxins and will aid build key proteins in the joints and brain tissue.
Regular Epsom salt baths help in:
- Athlete’s foot;
- Toenail fungus;
- Muscle pain;
- Inflammation alleviation;
- Chronic pain and diseases;
- Treats bruises;
- Fights gout;
- Cures sprains;
- Regulates mineral and sulfur balance in the body;
- Detoxifies the body.
NOTE: Pregnant women, people with cardiovascular diseases, people with open wounds and burns on the body, and dehydrated persons need to consult a doctor before using these salts.
Epsom salt bath
You will need 40 minutes to perform this, 20 minutes for toxins elimination, and 20 more minutes for mineral absorption. Fill your bath with warm water and add Epsom salts in the following amounts:
- Children below 60 lbs – ½ cup of salts to a standard size bath;
- People between 60-100 lbs – 1 cup to a standard size bath;
- People between 100-150 lbs – 1 ½ cup to a standard size bath;
- People between 150-200 lbs – 2 cups of salts to a standard size bath.
For each 50 lbs, add ½ cup of salts more.
Yu can add 1.2 cup of olive oil in order to boost the antioxidant benefits as it is highly beneficial for your skin and contain polyphenols. Add ginger or cayenne powder to boost your heat levels and sweat out more toxins. Avoid using soap as it can interfere with the process of detox as well as the minerals action. Take a rest for 1-2 hours. However, if you have arthritic joints, stay active as much as possible in order to protect the joints from congestion.