Traditionally, in different cultures, Epsom salts have been used for centuries, because of their different beneficial health properties, but also, are used in household cleaning, gardening, and detoxifying the body.
The advantage of these salts is a chip price and they can be purchased almost everywhere. The detoxification strategy by using Epsom salt baths is of great importance, because of their remarkable health benefits.
The name Epsom salts came from the saline spring which is located at Epsom in Surrey, England. Epsom is a naturally occurring pure mineral compound of magnesium and sulfate, which have very powerful health benefits, especially in enhancing the detoxification capabilities of the body.
How an Epsom salt bath works
It works effectively as magnesium and sulfate are both eagerly absorbed through the skin and into the body’s bloodstream. Normally, the skin is a highly porous membrane that eliminates toxins every day. In order to create a process called reverse osmosis you can use a powerful mineral base such as Epsom salts in a bath. Through this process, harmful toxins are pulled out of the body and magnesium and sulfates easily enter into the body.
The role of Magnesium in over 325 enzymes:
– Improves blood flow
– Helps to improve muscle and nerve function,
– Improves oxygenation throughout the body,
– Reduces inflammation
The role of the Sulfates:
– They are necessary building blocks for healthy joints, skin and nervous tissue.
Epsom salts refill the body’s magnesium levels and sulfates. This combination helps to expel toxins from the body and helps in building protein molecules in the brain tissue and joints.
Here we can emphasize some health conditions where the use of regular Epsom salt baths shows a significant improvement:
– Athlete’s foot and gout,
– Toenail fungus, sprains, and bruises
– Muscle soreness.
– Deals with chronic disease or chronic
– There are some contraindications to Epsom baths, such as if you are pregnant, have open wounds or burns on your skin or dehydrated.
– Before starting, the individuals with a cardiovascular disease should always consult with a natural health physician.
The method of doing an Epsom salt bath
1) You’ll need at least 40 minutes (about 20 minutes for removing the toxins and 20 minutes for absorbing the minerals in the bath water).
2) Fill up your bath with warm water (filtrated water is the best option, as it will reduce toxic chlorine, fluoride, dioxins and heavy metals),
3) Add in the Epsom salts in the following amounts to a standard size bath:
– Children under 60 lbs.: – 1/2 cup of salts
– Persons between 60-100 lbs.: – 1 cup of salts
– Persons between 100-150 lbs.: – 1 1/2 cup of salts
– Persons between 150-200 lbs.: – 2 cups of salts
– For every next 50 lbs. – add additional 1/2 cup of salts.
Additional tips (components) to apply with an Epsom salt bath
- Adding in a 1/2 cup of olive oil – enhances the effects on your skin, as the polyphenols give extra antioxidant benefits.
- Adding ginger or cayenne raises your heat levels, which will stimulate you to sweat out toxins. The amount of added herbs should be 1 tbsp. to 1/2 a cup. They are loaded with antioxidants that will enhance the detoxification process as well.
- Avoid using of soap in an Epsom salt bath, as it will interfere with the action of the minerals and the detoxification process.
- Rest for an hour or two afterward, especially if you have arthritic joints, in which case you will want to stay active as much as possible.
Jockers, D., Dr. (2013, November 2). The remarkable health benefits of Epsom salt baths. Retrieved from http://www.naturalnews.com/042753_Epsom_salt_baths_remarkable_health_benefits_deto