How to Take an Epsom Salt Bath:
Using a warm bath, instead of steaming hot water, is better. For the Epsom salt bath, add 2 -3 cups of Epsom salt to your bath. Soak for at least 15 minutes a few times per week for best results. If you have a larger tub, use more salt.
Epsom Salt Shower Paste
Don’t have time for a full bath? You can also make a shower paste. To make the paste, add ¼ cup of organic olive oil and enough Epsom salt to make a paste. Use the scrub in while you shower.
Prevents Magnesium Deficiency
More than 325 enzymes in your body requires magnesium to properly function. Magnesium helps in stimulating muscle and nerve functions, improves oxygenation and blood flow through the body and limits inflammation.
Deficiencies in magnesium can cause significant damage to your nerves, which manifest in symptoms that are linked with depression.
Sulfate and magnesium are both fine consistency minerals, which can be absorbed through your skin and taken up into the bloodstream. Just as the skin perspires to remove toxins through your pores, these same pores can also allow minerals in.
Remember the process of reverse osmosis, so that you can understand the process which moves toxins out of the body and pulls magnesium and sulfate inward. When one soak in bathwater containing epsom salts, reverse osmosis happens to help cleanse your body.
If you are under stress your body is drained of magnesium and there is an increase level of adrenaline. Some short-term stress is actually helpful to your body, but long-term exposure can lead to a number of harmful conditions including obesity, high blood pressure, blood sugar regulation problems and insomnia.
Your body is re-supplied with magnesium, when Epsom salt is added to a warm bath. This helps with the production of serotonin, which is the mood-lifting chemical in the brain that reduces anxiety and promotes calmness. Bathing in Epsom salt, at least 3x per week, will help reduce irritability as well.
Reduces Inflammation and Pain
A warm bath that contains Epsom salt is known to relieve the inflammation at the root of most diseases and ease pain, which makes it a beneficial natural treatment for sore muscles, bronchial asthma and headaches. Also, Epsom salt can help heal cuts and reduce the swelling that accompanies bruises and sprains.