Many different cultures have been using Epsom salt (magnesium sulfate)for decades in gardening, for home cleaning and for a body cleanse. You can find this salt in almost every garden center at very cheap price. If you make an Epsom salt bath for body detoxification, you’ll feel all health benefits of this product.
Epsom salt is named after the salty spring in Epsom in Surrey, England. Epsom differs from other salts because it is a combination of magnesium and sulfate that is obtained naturally. These minerals have the power to boost the detoxification efficiency of the body.
How does the Epsom bath clean your body:
The skin with its highly absorbent membrane easily takes in minerals and at the same time throws out the toxins of the body. So, when using an Epsom salt bath magnesium and sulfate are absorbed through the skin directly into the blood. Using such powerful mineral in your bath creates a process, named reverse osmosis, that throws out the salt and all dangerous toxins of the body while permitting the magnesium and sulfates to enter into the body.
Magnesium has a crucial part in over 325 enzymes and it also helps in muscle and nerve function improvement, decreases inflammation and enhances the blood and oxygen flow through the body. Sulfates are essential in building blocks for healthy tissues and joints in the body. Epsom salts restock the magnesium and sulfate levels. This compound helps the body to exclude the toxins and to construct protein molecules in the brain tissue and joints.
It was shown that the regular use of the Epsom salt bath can ease the symptoms of several health problems like fungal infections, athlete’s foot, gouty arthritis, stretched or torn ligaments, sore muscles, and bruises. This bath is also very good for people that suffer from chronic diseases and pains. Regular use of Epsom salt in the bath will reduce the inflammation and will detoxify your body. At the same time, it will boost the mineral and sulfur body levels.
You can experience some contraindications of the Epsom salt bath in conditions like pregnancy, dehydration or open wounds or skin burns. Those that suffer some cardiovascular disease need to consult a naturopathic doctor before using it.
How to make an Epsom salt bath:
You will need around 40 minutes, 20 minutes to clear away the toxins and 20 minutes for your body to absorb the minerals of the water.
Firstly, fill the bath with warm water and make sure to use filtrated water that doesn’t contain toxic chlorine, fluoride or heavy metals. Then, put the Epsom salt in the water:
-- For children under 60 lbs -- add 1/2 cup
-- People between 60 -- 100 lbs -- 1 cup
-- People between 100 -- 150 lbs -- 1 and 1/2 cup
-- People between 150 -- 200 lbs -- 2 cups
-- For every additional 50 lbs -- add extra 1/2 cup
Extra methods for Epsom salt bath:
For better skin, you can pt 1/2 olive oil in your Epsom salt bath because the polyphenols of this oil give additional antioxidant benefits to your skin. If you want to warm up you need to add 1 tablespoon or 1/2 cup of cayenne or ginger. These powerful antioxidants will stimulate the sweating thus boosting the detoxification.
It is not recommendable to use soap with this bath because it will obstruct the function of the minerals and the detoxification. It is advisable to rest for at least an hour after doing this bath. This advice doesn’t apply to people with joint arthritis who need to be involved in activities as much as possible in order to avoid joint congestion.