We’ve known of the magical healing properties of Epsom Salt for hundreds of years! It is considered a salve – soothing and invigorating the body, mind, and soul. And a natural remedy for a number of ailments and dysfunctions.
The mineral gets its name from a saline spring at Epsom in Surrey, England. And it is a naturally occurring compound of magnesium and sulphate.
Epsom Salt is truly versatile and powerful, as well as therapeutic. From flushing out toxins to stimulating muscle and nerve function, and even easing inflammation and migraine – the compound has countless benefits.
Research has shown that the body readily absorbs both magnesium and sulphate through the skin. This makes the ideal way to enjoy Epsom Salt through a salt bath, of course. Take a dip in a warm bath and enjoy the refreshing and uplifting sensation.
In this week’s blog post we discuss the benefits of Epsom Salt, particularly as a detoxifying agent, and how you can use it in your everyday life. If you are participating in the Cleanse later this month, you will find this article especially useful!
Epsom Salt can help flush out toxins from the body – such as heavy metals, chemicals from medication and drugs, and other harmful substances. It acts as a natural cleansing agent, cleaning, softening and detoxifying your skin and body.
When you take a soak in a warm bath of Epsom Salt, it triggers something called reverse osmosis. The salt from the bath interacts with the salt in the body and quickly pulls it out through the skin. The toxins in the body attach themselves to the salt and are drawn out along with it.
Epsom Salt can help you re-balance and re-centre by regulating the electrolyte levels in your body. This affects your muscle, nerve and enzyme function.
Enjoying a salt bath at least 1-2 times a week can help improve circulation and protect the elasticity of blood vessels. It also clears up any blood clots and reduces your risk of getting a sudden heart attack.
Relieve pain and aches
Epsom salt is potent and has a magical effect on aches, sores and cramps. It eases pain and inflammation – from pain in your muscles and joints after physical exercise, to severe pain from childbirth or during menstruation.
Mix a large quantity of Epsom Salt with water to create a thick paste. Apply this paste generously on the affected area to sooth away any discomfort. When you are done, you can wipe off the paste with a warm towel.
Reduce and ease stress
When we are under stress, we experience a range of changes in our body. For example, the adrenaline levels shoot up and the magnesium levels drop. This is true for everyday stress too and stress from our busy and active lives.
When you take a soak in a salt bath after a long day at work, the magnesium from the Epsom Salt enters the body through the skin’s pores. This magnesium then helps produce serotonin – a chemical that creates a feeling of calm and relaxation in the body. Magnesium also helps in reducing the effects of adrenalin significantly. This is why a salt bath is so effective in combating stress, fatigue, and dullness.
Use the natural cleansing and detoxifying properties of Epsom Salt to relax, recharge, and rejuvenate. Take a salt bath at least 1-2 times each week. Combined with the healthy Cleanse meal plan and exercises, this activity can really benefit you and bring a sense of calm into your life.