Epsom salts are the crystals of hydrated magnesium sulfate that have various benefits. The Epsom salts are used several years ago in many cultures because of its remarkable properties. Besides for the medicinal use, Epsom salts also is used for gardening and household cleaning.
When are used purgative, this products provides amazing results and in same time improves the detoxification capabilities of the body, and certainly the best part is that it’s an alternative that is easy affordable.
At this moment it’s important to mention that Epsom salts differ from all the traditional salts, as they possess naturally occurring pure mineral compound of magnesium and sulfate.
How the Epsom salt baths work?
Human skin is a very porous membrane which has the ability to absorb minerals and to remove toxins every day. Both, magnesium and minerals sulfate are easily absorbed through the skin and go directly into the bloodstream. By adding Epsom salts in a bathwater you can create a process which is known as reverse osmosis.
Through this process you are going to eliminate all the harmful toxins from your body and in same time you are going to allow the sulfates and magnesium to enter into your body. Probably everyone is familiar with the fact that magnesium is a very important mineral, because it has vital role in over 400 enzyme reactions within the body.
In addition, this mineral improves muscle and nerve function, reduces inflammation but it also increases oxygenation and blood flow through the entire body.
The sulfates are particularly important for healthy joints, skin and nervous tissue.
Epsom salts are the perfect solution for restoring the sulfates and the magnesium levels in your body and will also build key protein molecules in the joints and in the brain tissue.
With the regular use of Epsom salt baths, you can treat many health issues, including:
- Muscle soreness
- Toenail fungus
- Athlete’s foot
Additionally, Epsom salts are an amazing solution for patients that are suffering from chronic pain because they actually improve mineral and sulfur balance in the body and they also detoxify the body.
Important note: you have to avoid using Epsom baths in case you have open wounds or burns on your skin, you are dehydrated or if you’re pregnant.
Patients suffering from cardiovascular disease should consult doctor before using Epsom salts!
How to take Epsom salt bath?
For this bath, you are going to need at least 40 minutes: 20 minutes for removing the toxins, and another 20 minutes for the body to absorb all the minerals.
Here is the procedure: it’svery important for you to avoid the fluoride, chlorine, heavy metals and the dioxins contained in water, so in order to take Epsom salt bath you should water filtration system in your house.
Fill up your tub with warm water and then add the Epsom salts in the following amounts:
Children under 60 lbs: half a cup salts
Persons between 60-100 lbs: a cup of Epsom salts
People between 100-150 lbs: one and a half cup salts
Persons between 150-200 lbs: 2 cups of salts
For every 50 lbs larger – add in an additional half a cup of salts.
If you want, you can add half cup of organic olive oil since is very beneficial for your skin. Additionally, you can add one tablespoon to a half cup of cayenne or ginger which is going to increase your heat
levels and that actually will help you sweat out the toxins. Both herbs have antioxidants that are perfect for enhancing the detoxification process.
Note: it’s important to mention that you should not use soap with the Epsom salt bath because it may inhibit the benefits of the minerals and the detoxification process.