Bath salts have been used in numerous cultures for centuries, and despite body detoxification, they can also be used in gardening and household cleaning.
However, Epsom salt is one of the best ways to use the powers of these salts, cleanse the body of various toxins, and treat and prevent numerous ailments and conditions.
It was discovered in the town of Epsom in Surrey, England, and it is also known as magnesium sulfate, made up of magnesium, sulfur, and oxygen.
This salt is an entirely different compound than table salt, and it was most likely termed “salt” because of its chemical structure.
It has a quite bitter and unpalatable taste, and it has been used as a natural remedy in the treatment of insomnia, constipation, and fibromyalgia for centuries.
When this salt is dissolved in water, it releases magnesium and sulfate ions, which are easily absorbed through the skin.
Magnesium plays a role in over 300 metabolic processes in the body. It boosts the function of the muscles and nerves, fights inflammation, boots blood flow and oxygenation throughout the body.
Epsom salt will replenish the sulfates and magnesium levels in the body, and thus improve the health of the skin, joints, and nervous tissue.
It will also alleviate chronic pain, and relieve symptoms of many health conditions such as athlete’s foot, gout, toenail fungus, sprains, bruises, and muscle soreness.
Here is how to prepare a nice, warm, and healing Epsom salt bath:
Fill the bath with warm water, add the recommended amount of Epsom salt, ½ cup spirulina, mixed in a pitcher of warm water, and 7 drops of some essential oil, such as grapefruit, thyme, or bergamot.
Then, soak in the bath for an hour or two.
Take a look at the following guidelines about the amounts of Epsom salt you should use:
- Children under 60 lbs: Add 1/2 cup of salts to a standard size bath
- Adults between 60-100 lbs: Add 1 cup of salts
- Adults between 100-150 lbs: Add 1 1/2 cup of salts
- Adults between 150-200 lbs: Add 2 cups of salts
The addition of Spirulina will also eliminate heavy metals from the body, help the body to rebuild nerve tissues, boost the red blood cells and their capacity to transport oxygen and thus make the body better prepared for detoxification.
Therefore, Epsom salt is affordable, easy to use, and harmless when used appropriately, so make sure you try this health-boosting bath and enjoy its healing properties!