For over a millennia Epsom salts were used in many cultures, and all of that is because of their countless beneficial properties, in gardening, household cleaning and body detoxification treatments.
They can be found very easily and they are not expensive at all. They got their name from the bitter saline spring at Epsom, which in fact is in Surrey in England. This salt is very different from all other salts, because it contains sulfate and magnesium naturally as its minerals, and both of these minerals are quite needed and helpful for our organism, and they are able to detox our whole body.
They can be easily absorbed through our skin and then they enter our bloodstream. Through our skin we are able to absorb these minerals and get rid of the accumulated waste and toxins. We can stimulate the process of reverse osmosis by adding this salt in our warm bath, that way we will be able to get rid of the toxins and harmful salts in our body, which helps us to make more space for the sulfate and magnesium to enter in our organism.
In order to have a healthy skin, joints and nervous system we need to increase the intake of sulfate. And the magnesium is highly needed for about 325 enzymes in our body, it is also boosting our blood flow, it increases our oxygenation in the entire body, soothes inflammation and it is enhancing our muscle and nerve system’s functions.
The combo of these two minerals is able to get rid of the waste,toxins and acids which are accumulated in our body, it is also helpful for our joints and our brain tissue as well.
With the use of Epsom salt you can also treat bruises, sprains, gout, toenail fungus, athlete’s foot and muscle pain, also it has the ability to treat many chronic diseases, pain, detox our body, regulate the sulfur and mineral balance in our body, as well as alleviate inflammation.
You should consult with your doctor or a health specialist if you are dealing with a cardiovascular disease, if you have an open wound or skin burns, if you are pregnant or dehydrated as well.
Taking an Epsom Salt Bath:
Fill your tub with warm water, add some Epsom salts inside (there are amounts below this paragraph), and then soak yourself inside for 40 minutes, because your body needs 20 minutes to get rid of the toxins and waste, and another 20 minutes to absorb these 2 minerals.
Adults from 60 to 100 lbs: A cup of the salts in a standard sized bath
Adults from 100 to 150 lbs: 1 & 1/2 cups of the salts in a standard sized bath
Adults form 150 to 200 lbs: 2 cups of the salts in a standard sized bath
Children under 60 lbs: 1/2 cup of the salts in a standard sized bath
And for the adults that are over 200 lbs, on each 50 lbs add half a cup more of the salts.
Adding half a cup of olive oil to the bath will boost even more the antioxidant benefits of this bath, and that is more beneficial for you because the oil contains polyphenols. Adding some cayenne powder or ginger will increase the levels of heat, which will means more toxins will be released from your body. Adding soap in your bath will interfere with the detoxification process, and will interfere in the minerals actions as well, so it would be wise to avoid it during this bath. After the bath take a little rest for 2 hours. But you should stay a lot more active if you are dealing with arthritic joints, that way you will prevent them from congestion.