Epsom Salts: benefits and uses

I bet you have opened your Instagram and read a caption of a fitness blogger saying that epsom salt baths are awesome, or maybe you have heard of runners saying the same thing. I also bet you walked down the CVS or wholefoods aisle looking at them and wondering if you get them too but worried you would actually use them. or even how to use them. 

Ok girlfriend, I put myself to work and search for benefits and uses of this beauties. 

But before, what exactly are epsom salts? Epsom salt, named for a bitter saline spring at Epsom in Surrey, England, is not actually salt but a naturally occurring pure mineral compound of magnesium and sulfate (I had to look this up, and had no idea!). Epsom salt has numerous health benefits as well as many beauty, household, and gardening-related uses.

Health Benefits:

RELAX ya body babe: Epsom salts dissolved in warm water – like those in an Epsom salt bath – are easily absorbed through the skin where they immediately go to work inside our bodies. The magnesium ions break apart from Epsom salt molecules and begin to relieve stress by promoting the production of serotonin and reducing the effects of adrenaline. Magnesium also plays a critical role in the production of energy in cells, helping us to feel invigorated without causing feelings of restlessness or anxiety.

Relieves soreness and cramping: Epsom salts absorbed through the skin also work to relieve muscle tension, pain, and inflammation in joints. Submerge yourself in a warm Epsom salt bath to alleviate tension headaches or soothe abdominal cramps. Tired and sore feet will also benefit from the therapeutic warmth of an Epsom salt soak. It will relax your sore muscles after hard days at the gym. I I like to use EPSOAK sports or Muscle soak once a week to relax my booty ;) 

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. For a detoxifying bath, at least once weekly add two cups of our Epsoak Salt to the water in a bathtub and soak for 10 minutes. I like the detox and cleanse line, the smell is AMAZING.

Uses of epson salt:

For health:  Athlete’s foot (Soak feet in an Epsom salt bath to help relieve the symptoms of athlete’s foot), Remove splinters, Treat toenail fungus, 

For Beauty: Exfoliate dead skin, exfoliating face cleanser (mix it with your face cream and will clean and exfoliate at the same time), Remove hairspray (mixed with water and lemon, for a natural hairspray). 

It also well known to be use on Floating therapy, also amazing and super relaxing. I took a session a few months back and LOVED it. Here you can read more.

What do you think of Epsom salts? Do you find them useful?



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