Epson salt is a magnesium sulfate which can be used to nourish your skin and improve your beauty. You can add it to your baths and it will create a feeling of relaxation and promote muscle recovery.
Health benefits of Epsom salt
When you use Epsom salt in your baths, your skin absorbs the magnesium. This mineral is cofactor to over 300 enzymes in our body. It also reduces inflammation, contribute to energy production and regulate the levels of vitamin D, calcium, copper, zinc and potassium.
It is also used in treatment of depression, fibromyalgia, arrhythmia, high blood pressure, asthma, diabetes, migraines, osteoporosis and eclampsia.
Scientist confirmed that sulfate promote liver detoxification and combined with hot bath help our body to produce serotonin, the hormone of happiness.
You can use Epson salt to treat the following conditions:
- Joint pain
- Muscles pain
- Swollen feet
How to Use Epson Salt?
It is recommended to use 2 cups of Epsom salt in a bath for 15 minutes. Some doctors say that quantity of salt should correlate with your body weight and it must last for 40 minutes. 20 minutes will pull out the toxins from your body and the other 20 will allow your body to absorb the minerals.
Quantities of Epsom salt that is recommended:
- Children under 60 lbs: ½ cup
- People between 60-100 lbs: 1 cup
- People between 100-150 lbs: 1 ½ cups
- People between 150-200 lbs: 2 cups
If you want to improve the detoxification you should add ½ cup apple cider vinegar in your bath.
For a relaxing bath you should add some drops of essential oils ore several teaspoons of baking soda.
Source: Daily Health Post