What is it?
Relax and rejuvenate in a soothing detoxifying warm Epsom Salts bath to relieve tension
of the mind and the muscles alike. Feel the stress melt
away as your spirit brightens, and your skin is nourished.
Choose from three scents - Calming Lavender, Energizing Eucalyptus, or Cold Relief Eucalyptus Lemon, Refreshing and Calming Lavender Lemon
How an Epsom salt bath works:
Magnesium and sulfate are both readily absorbed through the
skin and into the body's blood stream. The skin is a highly porous membrane
that both takes in minerals and eliminates toxins every day. Using a powerful
mineral base such as Epsom salts in a bathwater medium creates a process called
reverse osmosis. This process pulls salt and harmful toxins out of the body and
allows the magnesium and sulfates to enter into the body.
Magnesium plays a critical role in over 325 enzymes, helps to improve muscle and nerve function, reduces inflammation and improves blood flow and oxygenation throughout the body. Sulfates are necessary building blocks for healthy joints, skin and nervous tissue. Epsom salts replenish the body's magnesium levels and sulfates. This combination helps to flush toxins from the body and helps build key protein molecules in the brain tissue and joints.
The use of regular Epsom salt baths has been shown to improve the symptoms of many health conditions including athlete's foot, gout, toenail fungus, sprains, bruises and muscle soreness. It is also good for anyone dealing with chronic disease or chronic pain to do regular Epsom baths to help detoxify and de-inflame while improving mineral and sulfur balance in the body.
Contraindications to Epsom baths would be if you are pregnant, dehydrated or have open wounds or burns on your skin. Individuals who are suffering with cardiovascular disease should always consult with a natural health physician who is familiar with the health benefits of Epsom salt baths before starting.
For the Shower: Sprinkle about a 1/4 cup onto the floor before turning on the shower.
How to take an Epsom salt bath:
The first step is to schedule yourself at least 40 minutes,
as you need about 20 minutes to remove the toxins, and for the second 20
minutes, the body absorbs the minerals in the bath
Fill up your bath with warm water.
Add in the Epsom salts in the following amounts:
Children under 60 lbs: Add 1/2 cup of salts to a standard size bath
Individuals between 60-100 lbs: Add 1 cup of salts to a standard size bath
Individuals between 100-150 lbs: Add 1 1/2 cup of salts to a standard size bath
Individuals between 150-200 lbs: Add 2 cups of salts to a standard size bath
For every 50lbs larger - add in an additional 1/2 cup of salts.
Additional strategies to apply with an Epsom salt bath
Adding in a 1/2 cup of Remarle Dry
Skin or Severely Dry Skin Sugar Scrub is beneficial for the skin, as the
polyphenols soak into the skin and give extra antioxidant benefits. Adding
ginger or cayenne can increase your heat levels, which will help you to sweat
out toxins. You can add anywhere from 1 tbsp to 1/2 a cup to stimulate
sweating, and these herbs are loaded with antioxidants that will enhance the
detoxification process as well.
Do not use soap with an Epsom salt bath, as it will interfere with the action of the minerals and the detoxification process. Try to rest for an hour or two afterwards unless you have arthritic joints, in which case you will want to stay active as much as possible to prevent congestion in the joints.
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