Use and Benefits of Epsom Salts
Epsom Salts break down into magnesium and sulfate in water. As you soak in an Epsom salt bath, these minerals flow into your body through your skin. Soaking in warm water is relaxing and helps to loosen stiff muscles and joints.
An Epsom salt bath alleviates sore muscles after working out or after a vigorous massage. Salts are long known as a natural remedy for a number of ailments. The salts have numerous health benefits as well as many beauty, household, and gardening-related uses.
Studies show magnesium and sulfates are readily absorbed through the skin, therefore baths are an easy and ideal way to enjoy their health benefits.
Magnesium plays a number of vital roles within the body, including:
- regulating the activity of over 325 enzymes
- reduces inflammation
- helps preserve muscle and nerve function
- prevents artery hardening
Learn more about the top ten benefits of magnesium.
Sulfates help to:
- absorb nutrients
- flush toxins
- eases migraine headaches
The wonders of Epsom have been well known for hundreds of years. And unlike other salts, Epsom salts have beneficial properties that can soothe the body, mind, and soul.
Additional health benefits of soaking in an Epsom salt bath include:
- relaxes the nervous system
- reduces or cure skin problems
- soothes back and aching limbs
- eases muscle strains
- heals cuts and bruises
- treats colds and congestion
- draws toxins from the body
How to use Epsom Salts
Draw a bath and add 2 cups (500g) of Epsom salt. Let the salt completely dissolve in the water. Soak in the salt water for at least 12 minutes, or longer to reap more benefits.
Relax and De-Stress
Stress increases adrenaline and drains the body of magnesium. Soaking in an epsom salt bath replenishes magnesium levels within the body. The magnesium helps to produce serotonin, a mood-elevating chemical within the brain that creates a feeling of calm and relaxation. Soak in an salt bath the next time you are feeling stressed!
Relieve Pain and Muscle Cramps
Additionally, Epsom salt baths are known to ease pain and relieve inflammation. Use bath salts to treat sore muscles, bronchial asthma, and migraine headaches. Try soaking your aching, tired (and smelly) feet in a tub of water with half a cup (125g) for 10 minutes to remove bad odour, soothe achy feet, and soften rough skin.
Buy epsom salt in bulk quantities for spa and massage therapy use.
- Handy single-use bag of 500 grams (2 cups)
- Case quantity includes 12 500g resealable bags
- 10 kg bag
- 22 kg bag (heavyweight charges apply)
- Full skid (includes 49 50lb. bags)