Top 5 Health Benefits of Epsom Salt

Anyone who has ever read my blog KNOWS that I am all about ‘Total’ Wellness: Mind, Body, & Spirit. I had heard about epsom salt years ago, although I had never really tried it for myself. Having had such a crazy week early on, I wanted to take some time to slow down. After all, it was only Wednesday at the time, and I knew if I didn’t take some time for myself, I was going to completely burn out!

I was like a lion stalking my prey, I had set out on a hunt for epsom salt. I wanted something 100% raw & organic. I did not want anything dyed/processed or with synthetic fragrances – because who knows how your body will react to such harsh chemicals? I just wanted plain & simple Epsom salt!Do you know how hard that was to find?! LOL! Initially, I went to my local Walgreens, where I was going to grab just any cheap salt thinking “It’s just Salt!” sure enough, I flip the bag over to read the back & it had all these strange chemicals I couldn’t pronounce and synthetic fragrances! No WAY was I going to bathe in a bunch of chemicals!

Long story short, 6 stores later, I ended up at Bed Bath & Beyond. I read the back of about 8 cheaper bath salts before I picked up a more expensive one, and finally – I found a winner. EO Bath Salts, it was about $25.00, very expensive in the store for a little 14 oz. bottle, but let me tell you, it was worth every penny! I would highly suggest buying it on Amazon, just because you get more salt for the money.

Here’s a little description for you: EO bath salts are rich and naturally fragrant Bath Salts made with pure, therapeutic grade essential oils. Lavender and Chamomile essential oils will have you drift off to sleep instantly. California Sun Dried Sea Salts rich in calcium, potassium and magnesium add valuable trace minerals to the bath, softening the water naturally and gently cleanse the skin. Himalayan Pink Salt, an exotic fossilized marine salt formed more than 250 million years ago contains 84 rich elements and minerals including calcium, magnesium, potassium, copper and iron. These luminescent Pink Crystals are renowned for their detoxification properties as well as their ability to stimulate the circulation and promote relaxation. Click the following link for more information & to order: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00C7OJXZU/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B00C7OJXZU&linkCode=as2&tag=manifestwelln-20

 

Trust me, you will cherish every grain of salt! I took a very, very, very, long bath when I got home. When I came out of that bath, I felt like a new woman! My skin became alive, my aches and pains from the earlier days in the week disappeared, my face was glowing like an angel, and the smell of the lavender is simply divine! I now take at least 1 bath every two weeks, or more often if necessary. Doing so religiously allows your mind to quiet, is very useful for calming before meditation, improves your overall blood circulation, the benefits are endless and there are countless ways to use Epsom salt. Here are the Top 5 Benefits of Epsom Salt:

Top 5 Health Benefits of Epsom Salt

Epsom salt, a mineral made up of sulphate and magnesium, has become a popular remedy for different illnesses. Much has been written about natural properties of this ingredient, from improving absorption of vitamins to soothing migraine and plenty in between. Below there is a list of important health benefits of using Epsom salts.

Improve General Health

According to a recent study, magnesium deficiency is a growing problem in the US and the rest of the world. People with a lack of this particular mineral are likely to suffer from osteoporosis, digestive maladies, heart attacks, fatigue and arthritis. Fortunately, there is a cure: a relaxing Epsom salt bath. Spend about 15 minutes soaking in warm water enriched with 2 cups of salt to increase body levels of much needed sulphate and magnesium.

Detoxify Your Body

Rich in sulfates, Epsom salts are essential for reducing toxins in your body. Take advantage of the fact that your skin is a porous membrane. It can soak in the right minerals and pull out harmful substances. Salt increases the osmotic pressure in your skin and draws harmful bodies to the surface, so you can easily get rid of heavy metals and toxins. Experts recommend taking a detoxifying bath with two cups of salt once a week

Make your nerves and muscles function properly

Researches ensure that Epsom salts are able to regulate electrolytes in a body which is crucial for proper functioning of nerves and muscles. Besides, the right level of magnesium is critical for getting enough calcium. It is a well-known fact that calcium is a conductor of impulses in your body. Calcium depletes magnesium but functions best when there is enough magnesium present.

Reduce risk of heart attacks

It is stated that Epsom salt can help you reduce the possibility of heart attacks. Magnesium lowers blood pressure and improves blood circulation, whilst protecting elasticity of arteries and eliminating blood cloth. Such properties of magnesium decrease the risk of sudden heart attacks.

Relieve pain and reduce inflammation

Whether you have sore muscles or suffer from migraine headaches, a bath with Epsom salts can ease your pain. Just add a cup of salt to your bath to enjoy soothing comfort. In addition,you can benefit from such a bath as minerals dissolved in water cure cuts and neutralize foot odors.

Epsom salt is a perfect remedy to improve your overall health, make your muscles function better, reduce risks of heart attacks and relieve pain. Here’s a list of ways you can use epsom salt:

Epsom salt uses: HEALTH

Athlete’s Foot – Soak feet in an Epsom salt bath to help relieve the symptoms of Athlete’s Foot.

Remove splinters – Soak affected skin area in an Epsom salt bath to draw out the splinter.

Treat toenail fungus – Soak your affected toes in hot water mixed with a handful of Epsom salt three times a day.

Soothe sprains and bruises – Add 2 cups Epsom salt to a warm bath and soak to reduce the pain and swelling of sprains and bruises.

Ease discomfort of Gout – Ease the discomfort of gout and reduce inflammation by adding 2-3 teaspoons of Epsom salts into a basin and immersing the affected foot/joint. The water should be as hot as it is comfortable. Soak for about 30 minutes.

Epsom salt uses: BEAUTY

Exfoliate dead skin – In the shower or bath, mix a handful of Epsom salt with a tablespoon of bath or olive oil and rub all over your wet skin to exfoliate and soften. Rinse thoroughly.

Exfoliating face cleanser – To clean your face and exfoliate skin at the same time, mix a half-teaspoon of Epsom salt with your regular cleansing cream. Gently massage into skin and rinse with cold water.

Dislodge blackheads – Add a teaspoon of Epsom salt and 3 drops iodine into a half cup of boiling water. Apply this mixture to the blackheads with a cotton ball.

Remove foot odor – Mix a half cup of Epsom salt in warm water and soak your feet for 10 minutes to remove bad odor, sooth achy feet, and soften rough skin.

Remove hairspray – Combine 1 gallon of water, 1 cup of lemon juice, and 1 cup Epsom salt. Cover the mixture and let set for 24 hours. The next day, pour the mixture into your dry hair and leave on for 20 minutes before shampooing as normal.

Hair volumizer – Combine equal parts deep conditioner and Epsom salt and warm in a pan. Work the warm mixture through your hair and leave on for 20 minutes. Rinse thoroughly.

Epsom salt uses: HOUSEHOLD

Clean bathroom tiles – Mix equal parts Epsom salt and liquid dish detergent and use as a scrub on bathroom tile.

Prevent slugs – Sprinkle Epsom salt on or near interior entry points to prevent slugs.

As a hand wash – Mix Epsom salt with baby oil and keep by the sink for an effective hand wash.

Epsom salt uses: GARDENING

Fertilize your houseplants – Most plants need nutrients like magnesium and sulfur to stay in good health and Epsom salt makes the primary nutrients in most plant foods (nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium) more effective. Sprinkle Epsom salt once weekly to help nourish your houseplants, flowers and vegetables.

Keep your lawn green – Magnesium sulfate crystals, when added to the soil, provide vital nutrients that help prevent yellowing leaves and the loss of green color (magnesium is an essential element in the chlorophyll molecule) in plants. Add 2 tablespoons of Epsom salt to a gallon of water and sprinkle on your lawn to keep the grass healthy and green.

Insecticide spray – Use Epsom salts on your lawn and in your garden to safely and naturally get rid of plant pests.

I hope you enjoyed, and I really hope you decide to take some time for yourself this weekend to “recharge your batteries” so to speak! hehe. You deserve it! Always remember, Your TOTAL Wellness comes first! How can you be your best for everyone else, if you are not the best for yourself? Have a lovely, until next time…

Happy Healing! Wishing you a rejuvenating & calming bath! Sending Love & Light to all! ❤

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3 thoughts on “Top 5 Health Benefits of Epsom Salt

  1. Reblogged this on VEGGIES, YARNS & TAILS and commented:
    **Manifest Wellness is another blog I just found out about recently that I am SO enjoying. Wonderful, wellness related posts and more. Check this one out about one of my fav footie soak additions: Epsom salts. Sometimes simple IS better. **

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