Bath salts have long been used by many cultures and for different purposes. They offer a wide range of benefits and are used in detoxifying the body, gardening, and household cleaning. These salts are cheap and can be bought in garden centers virtually anywhere. Using Epsom salt bath is a modern detoxification strategy that has outstanding health benefits.
How Bath Salts Work?
Magnesium is a mineral that is important for improving muscle and nerve function. It plays a critical role in more than 320 enzymes. It improves blood flow and oxygenation and reduces inflammation. Using Epsom salts can help “refill” body`s magnesium and sulfates levels. Sulfates are important building blocks for nervous and skin tissues as well as healthy joints. So, this potent combination is extremely effective at flushing out toxins from the system.
Regular use of Epsom salt baths has been proven to improve the symptoms of various health problems, such as gout, muscle soreness, bruises, sprains, toenail fungus and athlete`s foot. It is also beneficial for those dealing with chronic pain or chronic disease.
How to Take Salt Baths to Detox the Body
Fill up the bath with warm water and then add the following amounts of Epsom salts:
- Kids under 60 lbs: Add 1/2 cup of salts to a standard size bath
- Adults between 60-100 lbs: Add 1 cup of salts
- Adults between 100-150 lbs: Add 1 1/2 cup of salts
- Adults between 150-200 lbs: Add 2 cups of salts
Add the following ingredients to the warm bath as well:
- ½ cup sea salt
- ½ cup spirulina, mixed in a pitcher of warm water
- 7 drops essential oil of choice, such as grapefruit, lime, bergamot, or combination of the three
Note: Avoid using soap along with Epsom salt bath as it can interfere with the action of the minerals as well as the detoxification process. Rest for an hour or two after taking the bath.
Why Add Spirulina?
Spirulina is extremely effective at removing metals from the body and helping the body to rebuild nerve tissues. It can boost red blood cells and their ability to transport oxygen. And, more oxygen means a more efficient body to detox. You can either add spirulina to your bath or take it orally. You can mix the powder in smoothies, cereals, juices and pretty much anything.
Beauty Uses of Epsom Salts
- Epsom salt for hair as a volumizer
Mix equal amounts of warm conditioner and Epsom salt, apply onto the hair, and rinse after twenty minutes
- As a facial wash
Mix half a teaspoon of Epsom salt in a cleansing cream, massage on the skin, rinse, and pat dry.
- As an exfoliator
This is the very same treatment many spas use, without the enormous price!
Put Epsom salt in the hand, dampen it, and massage it in the skin. For optimal results, do this on wet skin after showering.