Healing Benefits Of Epsom Salts
Epsom salt is named for a bitter saline spring at
Epsom in Surrey, England. It is not actually salt but a naturally occurring
pure mineral compound of magnesium and sulfate. It has been long used as a
natural remedy for a number of ailments.
Studies have shown that magnesium and sulfate are
both readily absorbed through the skin, making Epsom salt baths an easy and
ideal way to enjoy the amazing health benefits. Magnesium has an important role
in the healthy functioning of the body including regulating the activity of
over 325 enzymes, reducing inflammation, helping muscle and nerve function and
preventing artery hardening. Sulfates are important for the absorption of
nutrients, to flush toxins and ease migraine headaches.
When Epsom salt is absorbed through the skin, it
draws toxins from the body, sedates the nervous system, reduces swelling,
relaxes muscles, is a natural emollient, exfoliator, and much more. Epsom salts
also help to dispel negative energy and leave you feeling refreshed and
Eliminates toxins from the body:The sulfates in Epsom salt help flush toxins
and heavy metals from the cells, easing muscle pain and helping the body to
eliminate harmful substances. Your skin is a highly porous membrane and adding
the right minerals to your bathwater triggers a process called reverse osmosis,
which actually pulls salt out of your body, and harmful toxins along with it.
Relaxing and sedative bath: Add 2 cups Epsom salt to your bathwater. You can use
a few drops of lavender or orange essential oil for increased relaxation. This
is a wonderful way to de-stress, nourish your skin, and improve sleep, and
sooth away aches and pains. Helps to clean up your energy field too. Relax and
soak for about 10 minutes.
Foot soak: Add 1/2 cup of Epsom salt to a tub of hot water. Soak feet for 10-15
minutes. This helps, to soothe aches, remove odors, soften rough skin, de-tox,
relieve stress, and reduce cold and flu symptoms. Follow with a gentle foot
massage using almond oil and peppermint essential oil for extra restorative
Soak sprains and bruises: Epsom salt will reduce the swelling of sprains and
bruises. Add 2 cups Epsom salt to a hot bath, and soak.
Splinter remover: Soak in Epsom salt, it will draw out the splinter.
Face cleaner: To clean your face at night, mix a half-teaspoon of Epsom salt with
your regular cleansing cream. Just massage into skin and rinse with cold water.
Skin exfoliator: You can add almond oil and essential oils of orange,
lemon and lavender to Epsom salts. Use 1/4 cup Epsom salts, 1/4 cup almond oil and
10 drops each of the essential oils. Mix together and gently massage over your
wet skin starting with your feet and continuing up towards the face. Rinse off
in the shower.
the great thing about Epsom salts is that they are easy to find at your local
supermarket or pharmacy and are very inexpensive. So jump in and enjoy that
weekly salt bath and relish the benefits.