3 Uses of Epsom Salt

3 Uses of Epsom Salt

Who knew this salt would be something that I suggest as a must have staple in every home! Let’s chitty chat about some of the many amazing health benefits of epsom salt and ways you can use it to help destress.

What Is It? Known as magnesium sulfate this “salt” is formed from a pure mineral compound containing magnesium and sulfate both which help stimulate detoxification in the body. With so many of us lacking in proper levels of this vital mineral I tell families to never be without this in their home!

Uses 

Bath Soak: probably one of my FAV ways to use epsom salts taking a relaxing soak is a great way to help facilitate detox.

Recipe idea: Take a cup of Epsom Salt add a few drops of essential oils (Lavender and Stress Away are my favs) for relaxation add it to warm water and soak for 40minutes. (20 to pull toxins out and 20 for the absorption of the minerals to occur) **bonus tip: add a cup of epsom salt to raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar to help draw out toxins, help with joint pain, and aid with various skin conditions like eczema.

Muscle/Joint Relief: After a hard workout or even just too much sitting our body can feel tight and uncomfortable. I love adding muscle relieving oils in a cup of epsom salts and adding to warm water to soak in for muscle relief.

Salt Scrub:  I find that epsom salt scrubs are just as fun as exploring sugar scrubs but with added benefits of providing magnesium. Known to stimulate blood flow and keep the skin smooth you can get so many benefits from this simply DIY recipe. 

Recipe idea: Mix ½ c of Epsom salt, ¼c  almond oil (or olive oil) and 3-4 drops of your favorite essential oil and use as an exfoliation scrub. **Did ya know certain oils help support the lymphatic system and remove excessive fluid however if it is a citrus oil it can cause photosensitivity so just be aware as you should be ok since you’re washing it off

There are so many other great tips including ways to use Epsom salts to help create a flourishing garden without the toxic chemicals, but regardless just know that the health benefits are tremendous and the quality of salts matters. I love using this quality brand of Epsom Salts however if you purchase in a store just make sure to check the ingredients listed to ensure quality.

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