Epsom Salts – chemically known as magnesium sulfate – are named after the spring in Surrey, England where the naturally-occurring mineral was discovered in the water. A must have natural remedy for every home, Epsom salts may be used topically or taken internally. In water, it breaks down into magnesium and sulfate. The theory is that when you soak in an Epsom salt bath, these get into your body through your skin. That hasn’t been proven, but just soaking in warm water can help relax muscles and loosen stiff joints.
Epsom salts have many health benefits, and for many generations it has been used for multiple purposes, including colon cleansing. The mineral is found in abundance as a natural earth resource and can be a safe method to detoxify and cleanse the colon. Magnesium sulfate is the major component of Epsom salt and is vitally important for many of the internal bodily reactions and functions, including muscle contractions, nerve impulse conduction and energy production. Epsom salt has been shown to assist in the elimination and removal of many harmful toxins and waste products from the body, the digestive systems and the colon. It is a natural way to cleanse the colon from all toxins and impacted waste matter.
RELAX WITH EPSOM SALT – Epsom salts dissolved in warm water – like those in an Epsom salt bath – are easily absorbed through the skin where they immediately go to work inside our bodies. The magnesium ions break apart from Epsom salt molecules and begin to relieve stress by promoting the production of serotonin and reducing the effects of adrenaline. Magnesium also plays a critical role in the production of energy in cells, helping us to feel invigorated without causing feelings of restlessness or anxiety.
SCRUB WITH EPSOM SALT – By rubbing a handful of Epsom salts over damp skin, you can easily remove dead cells, helping your skin to look healthier and feel softer. Use this treatment on hands, feet, and everything in between.
WASH WITH EPSOM SALT – At night before bed, mix a teaspoon of Epsom salts with your regular cleanser for an easy daily treatment or use this recipe for an exfoliating face mask.