We all know that our diet could be better, and that we could take better care of ourselves, but often we don’t. What we can do, though, is help our body detox – and an Epsom salt bath is a great way to do so!
By adding Epsom salt to your bath water, you create a sort of reverse osmosis capable of getting rid of accumulated harsh toxins in your body, while also nourishing your body with its sulfate and magnesium.
Magnesium is necessary to help stimulate blood circulation, to increase the oxygen levels in your body and boost your muscle, and sulfates help boost your joint and nerve health, while also enhancing your skin, detoxifying your body, and reducing inflammation.
As a result, Epsom salt baths can be helpful for the following:
- Toe nail fungus
- Athlete’s foot
- Muscle aches and pain
- Toxin detox
Do not take Epsom salt baths if you are pregnant, have a cardiovascular condition, are dehydrated, or have sores on your body, however, unless you have a doctor’s permission.
We recommend soaking in an Epsom salt bath for about 40 minutes: The first 20 minutes will help you detox, and the second 20 minutes will help you absorb the magnesium and sulfates
The standard Epsom salt measurements for use in a bath as per body weight follows:
- under 60 Ibs – use a half cup of Epsom salt in a regular bath.
- between 60 to 100 Ibs – use one full cup of Epsom salt for a regular bath.
- between 100 to 150 Ibs – make use of 1 1/2 cup of Epsom salt for a regular bath.
- between 150 to 200 Ibs – use two cups of Epsom salt per regular bath size.
- over 200 Ibs – make use of two and a half a cups of Epsom salt fora regular bath.
- You can increase the Epsom salt bath’s antioxidants effect by including about half a cup of olive oil. As olive oil has polyphenols that can be of great benefit to the health of your skin.
- In order to increase the heat level of the bath, you can add spices, such as; cayenne pepper or ginger, this will help you to sweat more and in turn eliminate more harmful toxins.
- After the bath take a break for an hour or two and if you have arthritis, try to stay as active as you can, so that your joints do not get congested.
- When using the bath do not use soap, as it will hinder the active minerals from functioning properly and also it will restrict the detoxification of your body.