Epsom salt bath is one of the best ways to relax your body, detoxify the system, and reap all benefits. In fact, it pulls toxins out from the body via reverse osmosis and allows magnesium and sulfates to enter it.
Magnesium is an essential mineral and a cofactor for hundreds of enzymes. In fact, it improves blood flow, regulates high blood pressure, blood sugar, and muscle and nerve function. On the other hand, sulfates maintain and build healthy joints, skin, and nervous tissue.
Therefore, Epsom salt baths treatment relieves the following:
- Swollen and tired feet
- Complications from sunburn
- Stiff joints and tight muscles
- Insulin sensitivity
- Soreness from diarrhea
- Arthritis pain and swelling
- Ingrown toenails
- Poor circulation
Moreover, Epsom salt bath boosts serotonin production, which helps to boost your mood and increase energy and stamina. While an evening bath will provide you with a good-quality sleep at night.
Now, here’s the Epsom salt bath recipe:
- 1-2 cups of Epsom salt
- 1/3 cup of apple cider vinegar (optional)
- 10-20 drops of lavender essential oil (optional)
- 1 cup of baking soda (optional)
At first, fill the bathtub with warm water, just make sure that the water isn’t very hot. Then, you should add 1-2 cups of Epsom salt directly into the water and soak your body for about 20 minutes 3 times a week.
In order to to boost the effects of the bath you can add baking soda, essential oils, and apple cider vinegar.
The addition of lavender oil will boost the relaxing and medicinal benefits of the bath. In fact, you can add 10-20 drops of your favorite essential oil into the bath for extra relaxation and medicinal benefits.
On the other hand, if you add apple cider vinegar, into the bath you will get powerful detoxifying properties that will rebalance the pH of the skin, and treat fungal or microbial infections.
Lastly, baking soda is a perfect ingredient for treating eczema, soothing sore muscles, and is also amazing for cleansing and detoxifying the entire body.
Here’s how much Epsom salt you should use according to your weight:
- Children between 60-100 lbs (27 kg- 45 kg): 1 cup
- People between 100-150 lbs (45 kg – 68 kg): 1½ cups
- People over 150 lbs (68 kg): 2 cups
You can find Epsom salt in most pharmacies as it’s extremely easy to use, and safe when used properly.