The healing wonders of Epsom salt

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Epsom salts are chemically pure, high grade magnesium sulphate sourced and processed naturally. The detoxifying effects and health benefits have been known for many years. Bathing in Epsom salts is now a very popular treatment for sports injuries as it helps the muscles relax.



Epsom salt was originally discovered in Epsom, Surrey, and is now produced from natural minerals in Germany and many other countries globally and has many uses including helping plants grow!



The benefits of Epsom salt are not just tales. Numerous studies have demonstrated the profound and wide-ranging benefits of magnesium and sulphate, the two major components of Epsom salt. People to have sung the praises of Epsom salt include natural doctors and gardening experts.


Bathing/Health Use:

Summer Ailments



For mosquito bites, bee stings and mild sunburn, make compresses by soaking a cotton washcloth in cold water that has been mixed with Epsom salt (2 tablespoons per cup), then apply to the skin.



Sore Muscles



Make compresses by soaking a cotton washcloth in cold water that has been mixed with Epsom salt (2 tablespoons per cup), then apply to the skin.



Create a paste to apply to the skin by adding a teaspoon of Epsom salt to about a cup of hot water until it dissolves, then chill the solution in the fridge for 20 minutes. Note: Clean the skin and pat dry before applying the paste.



Take an Epsom salt bath, by adding 2 cups of Epsom salt to the water in a standard-sized bathtub and soaking for at least 15-20 minutes. The salt dissolves quicker if you pour it under running water.



Soaking



Epsom salt is a popular remedy for easing muscle pain and fading bruises. Add 2 cups(approx 250-500g) of bath salt to warm water in a standard-sized bathtub (increase it if you have a larger bath). Bathe 2-3 times weekly, soaking for at least 15-20 minutes.



Foot Bath



Soothe your aching feet with a bath salt balm. Simply create an Epsom Salt bath by pouring 1 cup (100-250g) into a tub/bowl/foot spa of warm water.


Health/Beauty Use:

Pedicure



– Mix 1/2 cup of Epsom salt with warm, soapy water.


– Soak feet to soften skin.


– Remove polish, cut and file nails and calluses.


– Soak feet in an Epsom salt bath for 5 minutes.



Spa Treatment



– After showering, massage handfuls of Epsom salt over wet skin to exfoliate the body. It’s the same treatment many upscale spas use, without the upscale price!



Exfoliation



– For exfoliation, mix 2 cups (250-500g) of Epsom salt with 1/4 cup of petroleum jelly and a few drops of lavender essential oil. Use the mixture to gently scrub away dry skin patches.



Relax



– Add two cups(250-500g) of salt to the water in a standard-sized bathtub.


– Soak for at least 15-20 minutes, two – three times weekly.


– For an extra treat, add a few drops of eucalyptus oil for a refreshing scent.


Facial



– Mix 1/2 tsp of Epsom salt into cleansing cream for deep-pore cleansing. Massage on skin, rinse with cool water and pat dry.



Source: Holistic DIY


4 Comments on The healing wonders of Epsom salt

  1. Derek Sinclair

    I'm insulin dependent diabetic and I was told by my doctor not to use epsom salts in a foot bath. Doc said that it also eats the good tissue.

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