Since ancient times, many different cultures have been using Epsom salt for many different things like a household cleaning, body detox treatments, gardening, etc., and it’s all due to its various beneficial properties.
It should be mentioned that Epsom salt is quite different from other salts since it is a naturally occurring pure mineral compound of magnesium and sulfate, which provide powerful health benefits and have the ability to detox the entire organism.
Epsom salt is easily absorbed through the skin and as a result of that, it enter the bloodstream.
Osmosis is a reverse process which eliminates salt and dangerous toxins from the body, leaving space for the magnesium and sulfate to enter the system, which means that you should add Epsom salt in your bath.
The main reason why magnesium is an extremely important mineral for our health is because it has the ability to boost blood flow and the oxygen throughout the body, enhance the function of nerves and muscles, soothe inflammation, etc.
When it comes to sulfates, they are essential for healthy joints, nervous tissues and skin. This mixture helps the body to remove the toxins and aid build key protein molecules in the brain tissue as well as the joints.
People should definitely use Epsom salt baths on a regular basis because it will help them get a relief from numerous different health conditions, such as the following ones: muscle pain, toenail fungus, gout, sprains, and bruises, and athlete’s foot. Moreover it will also alleviate inflammation, detoxify the body, and regulate the mineral and sulfur balance in the body.
However some people should consult a natural health physician before using Epsom salt. Those people are pregnant women, dehydrated individuals, people suffering from cardiovascular diseases, and those with open burns or wounds of the body.
You should stay for 40 minutes in Epsom salt bath since our body needs 20 minutes to eliminate the toxins and another 20 minutes to absorb the minerals from the bath water. All you have to do is to fill your bath with warm water and then add the Epsom salts in the amounts as listed below:
This is how to take an Epsom salt bath:
- Children under 60 lbs.: Add 1/2 cup of salts to a standard size bath
- People between 60-100 lbs.: Add 1 cup of salts to a standard size bath
- People between 100-150 lbs.: Add 1 1/2 cup of salts to a standard size bath
- People between 150-200 lbs.: Add 2 cups of salts to a standard size bath
For every 50lbs larger, you should add 1/2 cup of salts more.
In order to boost the antioxidant benefits of the bath, you should add half a cup of olive oil since it is beneficial for the skin and It contains polyphenols. Another solution is to add some ginger or cayenne powder which will help you boos the heat levels and sweat our more toxins.
Make sure to avoid using soap as it will interfere the process of detoxification, as well as the action of the minerals. After that, rest for 1-2 hours. When it comes to arthritic joints, make sure to stay active as much as you can in order to protect the joints from congestion.