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Benefits of Epsom Salt
What is Epsom Salt?
Magnesium Sulphate, popularly known as Epsom salt is popularly used as a foot soak or in a bath but there are several benefits attached to it. These remedies are so effective that Epsom Salt is a must in every household.
How to use Epsom salt?
There are several ways you can use Epsom salt. We have listed a few of them below
As a Foot soak / Foot bath
Epsom Salt can be used as a refreshing foot bath which detoxifies the entire body. One of the most ancient and effective ways is to place both your feet in a bucket of hot water with a handful of Epsom Salt thrown into it. Doing this is believed to dislodge all toxic material from the body through the feet. This also improves circulation and soothes the feet thoroughly. We recommend you follow this regime at least once a day, preferably before going to bed.
Body soak with Epsom Salt
For a thorough and cost effective body detox, pour about 2 cups of Epsom Salt into your hot bath water. Soak the entire body for about 20 to 40 minute to completely relax your body. Many high fashion models and actresses follow this beauty tip to maintain their skin and hair. This also relieves your body of from muscle pain and discomfort. Follow this detox tip daily to see visible results.
For arthritic pain
If you suffer from arthritis, then Epsom salt is a boon for you. Just pour two cups of Epsom Salt in your bath and soak in the tub for 20 to 40 minutes. Otherwise, dissolve the salt in a bucket of hot water and splash the water on affected areas at least once a day.
For all types of skin infections
Epsom salt is highly recommended if you suffer from skin conditions such as eczema, Psoriasis, fungal infections, and even minor wounds. Soaking in water mixed with Epsom salt helps to dry out the infection and soften the skin
As oral medication for constipation
For Oral use, Epsom Salt is most popular used as a saline laxative. Dissolve one teaspoon of Epsom Salt into a cup of warm water and drink. Note, this remedy should not be used more than once per day. If symptoms persist, please consult with a physician.
In beauty therapy
As mentioned earlier, Epsom Salt is an excellent product which can be added to your beauty regimen. It can be used as a skin cleanser, exfoliator, in hair care, nail cleansing and even help to attain flawless skin.
If you are suffering from Insomnia, then Epsom Salt is one of the safest way to help you fall asleep without resorting to harmful medication. Every night, just throw two cups of Epsom Salt into your bath and soak for 30 to 40 minutes. Along with reducing aches and pain, this remedy also relaxes the muscles completely aiding you towards a blissful and relaxed sleep.
As a stress buster
Studies show that regular use of Epsom Salt helps to combat stress in the long run. Soaking your body in Epsom Salt bath helps your skin to absorb magnesium from the water and helps to balance its level. Side by side, this bath water also helps to relax your tired muscles and helps to improve your sleep quality which is a must especially if you are stressed.
As a muscle relaxant
As mentioned earlier, tired and atrophied muscles due to prolonged physical activities including sports injuries can benefit from a relaxed Epsom Salt bath. If the condition is chronic, then the bath must last for a minimum of one hour on a regular basis.
For Oral Hygiene
Swishing your mouth with a solution of water and Epsom Salt has proved to be an effective method of curbing halitosis and reducing tooth ache. Do this daily to keep of tooth problems at bay.
Studies reveal that bathing with Epsom salts and baking soda can bring relief to a fibromyalgia sufferer. It is recommended using equal proportions of Epsom salt and baking soda to a tub of water as hot as you can tolerate. Soak in this water for 25 to 30 minutes until the water is cooled and leave the tub without rinsing the body.
For Sciatica Pain
Not many people know this but Epsom Salt can be effectively used for management of sciatica pain. Magnesium is very crucial for healthy functioning of nerves and can be easily absorbed through our skin pores. Sciatica patients can have a hot bath with two to three cups of Epsom salt mixed in it. Patients must ensure that their legs and lower back are submerged in this water for a minimum of 20 minutes. This Epsom salt bath must be had at least 3 times a week to get good results.
Prevention is the best cure for Osteoporosis. While it is widely known that sufficient calcium and Vitamin D are essential to maintain strong and healthy bones, research now shows that Magnesium is another important mineral that is essential for the proper absorption of calcium. The problem with magnesium is that it is difficult for the body to absorb, and it doesn’t store much of it either. So it is important to find ways to add more magnesium to your body. An excellent way to get your magnesium is to take an Epsom salt bath two or three times a week. Add 2 cups of Epsom salt to your bath and soak for 20 minutes.
For Slip disc or herniated disc
Epsom salt is known for its natural painkiller and anti-inflammatory properties. You can ease the pain and discomfit of a herniated disc of either the back or neck by adding 3-4 cups of salt in a hot water bath. Stay inside the bath for 15 minutes. Another alternative to a healing Epsom salt bath is a hot Epsom salt pack. Take ¼ cup of Epsom salt and put it in a long piece of cloth. Fold the cloth so that no salt escapes. Dip this pack in hot water. Squeeze out the excess water. Place the cloth over the affected area and relax. Repeat as often as necessary.
Where can I buy Epsom Salt?
Salt World in HSR Layout, Bangalore, stocks the premium grade Epsom Salt. Call now on 9986388677 / 9880103741 to buy your pack.