Since ancient times, various cultures have used Epsom salts, due to its different beneficial properties, for body detox treatment, in gardening, and household cleaning.
These salts are inexpensive and can be easily found everywhere. Using Epsom salt baths is an advanced detoxification strategy that has extraordinary health benefits.
Epsom salt is easily absorbed through the skin and as a result of that, it enter the bloodstream. The skin is a porous membrane that absorbs them and eliminates the toxins.
When added to bathwater, these salts stimulate a process known as reverse osmosis, which eliminates salt and dangerous toxins from the body, leaving space for the magnesium and sulfate to enter the system.
The regular use of Epsom salt baths helps in the case of muscle pain, gout, toenail fungus, athlete’s foot, sprains, and bruises, treats chronic diseases and pain, detoxify the body, alleviate inflammation, and regulate the mineral and sulfur balance in the body.
Moreover, before the use of these salts, pregnant women, people with cardiovascular diseases, dehydrated, or those who have open burns or wounds of the body should consult a natural health physician.
Epsom Salt Bath
You should stay for 40 minutes in Epsom salt bath since our body needs 20 minutes to eliminate the toxins, and another 20 minutes to absorb the minerals in the bath water. In a bath filled with warm water, add the Epsom salts in the amounts listed below:
- Children under 60 lbs: Add ½ cup of salts to a standard size bath.
- People between 60 – 100 lbs: Add 1 cup of salts to a standard size bath.
- People between 100 – 150 lbs: Add 1 ½ cup of salts to a standard size bath.
- People between 150 – 200 lbs: Add 2 cups of salts to a standard size bath,
For every 50 lbs larger, you should add ½ cup of salts more.
In order to boost the antioxidants benefits of the bath, add ½ cup of olive oil, which is beneficial for the skin and contains polyphenols. You can also add some ginger or cayenne powder to boost the heat levels and sweat out more toxins.
Make sure to avoid using soap as it will interfere with the detox process and the action of the minerals. Then, rest for 1 – 2 hours. In the case of arthritic joints, make sure to stay active as much as you can in order to protect the joints from congestion.
Source: Healthy Holistic Living