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The benefits of an Epsom salt bath

 

Taking a bath has several benefits. A relaxing bath can help to improve your sleep and reduce stress. Both of these can help you to lose weight. 

You might be tempted to add a scented oil or bubble bath to make it even more special. But the chemicals used to create that scent may not be good for you.

Why not take an Epsom salt bath instead?

What are Epsom salts?

Epsom salts are named after a salty spring located in Surrey, England. They are a naturally occurring compound of magnesium and sulfate. These salts have powerful detoxification properties.

How does an Epsom salt bath work

The beneficial minerals in the Epsom salt that are dissolved in the hot water are able to be absorbed through the skin. While this happens the salt pulls the harmful toxins out of the body. 

How the Epsom salt bath helps

The magnesium in an Epsom salt bath is absorbed through the skin and the bath can help to replenish magnesium levels. Magnesium plays a critical role in the human body. It helps to relax muscles, improve sleep, improve mood, maintain bone density, and improve heart and brain function. Sulfates help to keep joints, skin and nervous tissue healthy. 

Epsom salt baths have been shown to improve athletes' foot, gout, sprains and muscle soreness. They can also help when you are dealing with chronic pain.

Who should avoid Epsom salt baths

If you are pregnant, dehydrated or have open wounds or burns on your skin you should avoid Epsom salt baths. If you have cardiovascular disease you should check with your physician.

How should you take an Epsom salt bath?

Use between 1 1/2 and 2 cups of Epsom salts added to the bath. Fill your bath with warm water. You’ll want to soak for around 40 minutes to get the full benefits of the toxin removal and mineral absorption. 

How can I help

Restoring your magensium and sulfate levels with an Epsom bath is one strategy for improving your health. I can help you with a personalized nutrition plan that helps you to lose weight and feel great.

Book a free nutrition assessment to find out more.

Reference:

https://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/epsom-salt-bath

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/321627