Epsom Salt 100g
100g Epsom salt. An Epsom salt detox is a warm bath with Epsom salt that may help improve the body’s natural detoxification process and promote healing. Epsom salt is an ingredient used in a soak to treat minor aches and pains. The two main ingredients of Epsom salt are magnesium and sulfate. It is believed the combination of both ingredients stimulates detoxification pathways. It’s thought to soothe tired muscles and reduce swelling. The most popular use for Epsom salt is in baths. Epsom salts dissolve in water. This allows magnesium and sulfates to be readily absorbed into skin. Use 2 cups of Epsom salt per gallon of warm water. Soak for at least 15 minutes. If you’re soaking in an Epsom salt bath for aches and pains, make sure not to use water that’s too hot.
Benefits of Epsom salt baths
Soothe the skin
Epsom salt bathwater can soften rough, dry skin, and exfoliate dead skin cells. It may also soothe skin affected by skin conditions, including eczema and psoriasis.
Reduce soreness and pain
An Epsom salt bath may provide pain relief and reduce swelling in people living with certain types of inflammatory conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, gout and psoriatic arthritis.
Low levels of magnesium can ease the pain in people with arthritis. Epsom salt contains magnesium and may help the body get rid of toxins responsible for exacerbating inflammation while also reducing swelling, stiffness, and pain.
Healthy magnesium levels can boost brain neurotransmitters that are responsible for inducing sleep and reducing stress. Magnesium may also promote melatonin, a sleep-inducing hormone.
People feeling stressed and overwhelmed may benefit from taking an Epsom salt bath. People who are suffering from mental and physical stress benefit when their magnesium levels are managed. Taking a warm bath can also help a person relax by allowing them to release muscle tension and recuperate after a long day.
Promote foot health
Epsom salt may help treat athlete’s foot and ingrown toenail infections. A person can bathe in a tub with Epsom salt water or soak feet in warm water and Epsom salt to help feet heal faster and relieve itching. Soaking the feet in Epsom salts may also help reduce foot odor.
Draw out splinters
Splinters can be difficult to remove without pushing them further into the skin. Soaking in an Epsom salt bath for a few minutes can reduce inflammation in the affected area, soften the splinter, and make it easier to remove.
Adding therapeutic oils can make a detox bath more relaxing. Some oils you can try include: