What are Epsom Salts Used For ? | What it is Made of ?
There has been a lot of hype about Epsom salt baths and its benefits in pintrest lately. Seeing that, I was very excited to give an Epsom salt bath for my self. Thought I only know a little about the benefits of these cute crystals at that time, I was fascinated by the results only when I gave it a try with simple Epsom Slat bath. Did any one wonder What are Epsom salts used for actually?
So, here is a quick brief about Epsom salts and for what it is used for. Decide if they are worth a try this night. 🙂
What are Epsom Salts?
Epsom Salts are not to be confused with either Table Salts or Himalayan Salts. The traditional Salt that we use in our daily chores is a sodium based salt. But, Epsom Salts are “Magnesium” based salts, an important mineral which many of us are lacking in.
Epsom Salts are bitter white crystalline salts that are easily soluble in water.
Epsom Salt is a natural occurring mineral compound of Magnesium and sulfate.
What are Epsom Salts used for?
Epsom salts are not just used in fancy spas, in fact it has many health and skin benefits that you cannot just simply ignore. The magnesium in the Epsom salts reduces inflammation, releases muscles, aching limbs and back pain. Some of the countless health benefits include relaxing the nervous system, curing skin problems, soothing back pain and aching limbs, easing muscle strain, healing cuts, treating colds and congestion, and drawing out toxins from the body.
Some of the common uses of Epsom Salts are:
>Relives the symptoms of athlete’s foot– Soak your feet in a tub of Warm water and add a handful of Epsom salts to it.
>Treats Toenail fungus– Soak your affected toes in hot water mixed with a handful of Epsom salt and few drops of tea tree essential oil three times a day.
>Eases discomfort of gout– Add 2–3 teaspoons of Epsom salts into a basin and immerse the affected foot/joint. The water should be as hot as it is comfortable. Soak for about 30 minutes.
>Exfoliates the dead skin– Mix a handful of Epsom salt with a tablespoon of bath or olive oil and rub all over your wet skin to exfoliate and soften
>Dislodges Blackheads – Add a teaspoon of Epsom salt and 3 drops of iodine into a half cup of boiling water. Apply this mixture to the blackheads with a cotton ball and exfoliate the skin with a home made sugar scrub to easily remove the blackheads off.
>Eliminates foot odor- Soak your feet in an Epsom salt bath after your return home and apply a moisturizer
>Removes chemical buildup on scalp with excess usage of hairsprays and heat protectants – Do an Epsom Salt rinse after shampooing your hair.
>Soothes back ache and relaxes muscles
>Calms bruises and sprains- Soak in Tub of Epsom Salt bath mixed with few drops of peppermint essential oil to relax the muscles.
>Removes Splinters (fragment of a small large object especially wood injected into skin’s tissue) – Soak the affected are in an Epsom salt bath to draw out the splinter
Note: This isn’t a supplement you should take internally without a doctor’s recommendation. Instead, this mineral is best absorbed transdermally (through the skin)
So enjoy your Epsom salt bath today. Go get them now. 🙂
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