• Top 10 Most Extraordinary Uses for Epsom Salt

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    Epsom salt, named for a bitter saline spring at Epsom in Surrey, England, is not actually salt but a naturally occurring pure mineral compound of magnesium and sulfate. Long known as a natural remedy for a number of ailments, Epsom salt has numerous health benefits as well as many beauty, household and gardening-related uses.

    Epsom salts, or magnesium sulfate, is a natural occurring mineral first discovered in a bitter saline spring in Epsom, England. Traditionally used as a bath salt, these days we can find them in many of our beauty and household products. Even gardeners use them to improve their crops.

    Magnesium and sulfate both play an essential role for your body’s optimal health. Magnesium plays a major role in over 300 enzyme reactions, reduces inflammation and improves muscle and nerve function. Sulfate is important for the formation of brain tissue and joint proteins, it helps to improve nutrient absorption and flushes toxins.

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    Did you know that almost half of the Americans have a magnesium and/or sulfate deficiency? And guess what, Epsom salts can help you restore magnesium and sulfate levels in your body. They can easily be absorbed through your skin and that’s why Epsom salt baths became so popular over the years.But that’s not all, keep reading and discover how Epsom salts can aid you in your daily life.

    Epsom Salt Baths

    Soaking in an Epsom salt bath is one of the easiest external ways to boost your magnesium and sulfate levels and detox your body. Research studies have shown that magnesium is more easily absorbed through your skin then via your digestive tract.Just add 2 cups to your bath water and soak for at least 15 minutes, 3 times a week, to reap the benefits. Do not use soap as it will negatively interfere with the salts.
    To enhance relaxation add lavender essential oil as well.

    Benefits of adding Epsom salts to your bath tub:

    •    Boost magnesium and sulfate levels
    •    Improved circulation and heart health.
    •    Improved ability for the body to use insulin
    •    Eliminates harmful toxins
    •    Relieves body aches
    •    Improved nerve function
    •    Natural stress-reliever, binds serotonin which creates a feeling of well-being and relaxation.
    •    Reduced pain and muscle cramps
    •    Improved absorption of nutrients
    •    Reduce swelling of sprains and bruises
    •    Prevent or ease headaches
    •    Soften your skin
    •    Soothe itchy and sunburned skin
    •    Helps you and your children to sleep better

    Foot-hand Soak

    Add ½ cup of Epsom salt to a large bowl and soak your feet or hands for about 20 minutes to:
    •    Soothe aches
    •    Remove odors
    •    Soften rough skin
    •    Draw out splinters
    •    Relieve tired feet
    •    Relieve Athlete’s foot
    •    Treat toenail fungus
    •    Ease gout

    Epsom Salts For White Teeth

    Combine 1 part Epsom salt with one part water, mix well and brush your teeth and gargle with the mixture to:
    •    Whiten your teeth
    •    Fight periodontal diseases

    Exfoliator For Rough Skin

    Combine 2 parts of oil (olive oil, sweet almond oil, jojoba oil are all good options) with 1 part Epsom salt. Use the scrub on your face, hands and/or body while making circular movements and rinse with warm water. Repeat regularly and be patient. This process will take some time before any visible effects are obtained:
    •    Soften your skin
    •    Remove death cells
    •    Remove blackheads
    •    Break down callus
    •    Improve absorption of your skin care products

    Epsom Salts And Hair Care

    Mix equal parts of natural conditioner and Epsom salt. Apply on your hair and leave on for 20 minutes. Rinse well and let air dry.
    •    Thicker hair with more volume
    •    Softer hair
    •    Treats dry or greasy hair

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