The benefits of bathing with Epsom salts are amazing.
We know the importance of consuming iron and calcium for our bodies, but we tend to forget about magnesium. Magnesium helps the body regulate over 325 enzymes and plays an essential role in coordinating and organizing many bodily functions.
Magnesium deficiency accounts for high rates of osteoporosis, stroke, heart disease, digestive maladies, chronic fatigue, and arthritis.
Epsom salt is an easier way to get your magnesium intake.
What Is Epsom Salt?
Epsom salt is named after a saline spring found in the borough of Epsom, England. But it is not actually salt—it’s a naturally-occurring mineral compound of magnesium and sulfate. According to studies, magnesium and sulfate are both absorbed through the skin, which makes Epsom salt bath one of the easiest and most ideal ways to enjoy its health benefits. Sulphate helps with nutrient absorption, flushes toxins, and helps ease migraine headaches. Sulphate also stimulates the pancreas to generate and digest enzymes that are thought to help detoxify the body from environmental contaminants.
Health Benefits of Epsom Salt Bath
1. Eases stress and relaxes the body
When the body is stressed, the magnesium levels decrease and adrenaline levels increase. When Epsom salt is dissolved in warm water, it is absorbed through the skin and increases the level of magnesium in the body. Magnesium helps produce serotonin—a mood-elevating chemical in the brain which creates a calm and relaxing sensation.Studies have shown that magnesium increases energy and stamina by encouraging production of adenosine triphosphate, which is sort of like an energy currency.
Bathing in Epsom salt at least three times a week will help you look better, feel better, and provide you with an extra boost of energy. Magnesium lowers the effects of adrenaline and helps reduce irritability while improving sleep patterns and concentration.
2. Relieves pain and muscle cramps
Epsom salt baths are known to ease pain and relieve inflammation from injuries and conditions. In addition, they have been known to heal open cuts and reduce soreness from childbirth for women. Try, for example, soaking your feet in warm water mixed with half a cup of Epsom salt. It will soften the skin and get rid of foot odor.
3. Helps muscles and nerves function properly
Research shows that Epsom salt can help regulate electrolytes in the body, which ensures proper functioning of the muscles, nerves, and enzymes.
4. Helps prevent hardening of the arteries and blood clots
According to studies, Epsom salt is believed to improve hearth health and prevent heart disease and strokes by improving blood circulation and protecting the arteries.
5. Makes insulin more effective
An adequate amount of magnesium and sulfate levels can help increase the effect of insulin in the body; this can help lower one’s risk of developing diabetes.
6. Relieves constipation
If taken internally, Epsom salt can act as a detoxifying agent to cleanse the colon. The salt will act as a laxative as it increases the water in the intestines and provides temporary relief of constipation. Consult your doctor first before you decide to take Epsom salt for constipation relief.
7. Eliminates toxins from the body
Since skin is highly porous, adding Epsom salt to your bathwater can pull salt and other harmful substances out of your body.
How Epsom Salt Baths Work
If Epsom salt is used on a regular basis, it can improve symptoms of conditions such as gout, athlete’s foot, sprains, nail fungus, and bruises. Those who are dealing with chronic diseases or chronic pain should consider adding Epsom salt to their baths on a regular basis.
To use run a warm bath, add a small handful to the running water, swirling them to disolve, you should, depending on how much you choose to use, have around 3 baths from each bag.
As many of you know I have been suffering badly with stomach issues and my liver is forever becoming overwhelmed with toxins. I try my hardest through diet to keep my body as stable as possible but when tests came back showing my body was too acidic, I began using Bicarb in my baths to help make my body a little more alkaine. Again, natural ways are always a better route than more medications but if I can help heal my body with Epsom salts that smell lush then I am one happy girl. I think looking at the list of benefits MANY of you will be able to find one point you feel Epsom salts may help benefit & improve your health. I encourage you all to give them a go.
I am not here to hard sell, remember I am using these products myself because I want to help my own health and through my own journey is how I am inspired to help others. Chronic illness shouldn't mean we have to use boring products, or basic ones. We should be able to jazz our products up a little and have a touch of luxury too.
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Banoffee: It is a classic dessert, we all love or 'loved' for people who battle food allergies & intolerances. Again, the smell of banana makes you think of tropical beaches and summer. Banana's were a staple swimmer's go-to snack too. So this flavour brings back many memories for me.
Cherry: Our favourite place to holiday in Turkey has the BEST cherries that my Mum adores. She always had a massive plate full everyday. The location is our family's paradise. I have had so many wonderful memories there and it is close to my heart, as is my Mama. I also used to always search for the cherry flavoured sweets and pick them out amoungst the other flavours. Such a sweet tooth.
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