This month love is in the air! Show your body a little love with an Epsom Salt Soak after a hard workout or a stressful day.
Benefits from Soaking:
- Improved heart and circulatory health, reducing irregular heartbeats, preventing hardening of the arteries, reducing blood clots and lowering blood pressure.
- Improved ability for the body to use insulin, reducing the incidence or severity of diabetes.
- Flushed toxins and heavy metals from the cells, easing muscle pain and helping the body to eliminate harmful substances.
- Improved nerve function by electrolyte regulation. Also, calcium is the main conductor for electrical current in the body, and magnesium is necessary to maintain proper calcium levels in the blood.
- Relieved stress. Excess adrenaline and stress are believed to drain magnesium, a natural stress reliever, from the body. Magnesium is necessary for the body to bind adequate amounts of serotonin, a mood-elevating chemical within the brain that creates a feeling of well-being and relaxation.
- Reduced inflammation to relieve pain and muscle cramps.
- Improved oxygen use.
- Improved absorption of nutrients.
- Improved formation of joint proteins.
- Prevention or easing of migraine headaches.
- Soak feet in an Epsom salt bath to help relieve the symptoms of Athlete’s Foot.
- Soak affected skin area in an Epsom salt bath to draw out splinters.
- In the shower or bath, 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. Rinse thoroughly.
- To clean your face and exfoliate skin at the same time, mix a half-teaspoon of Epsom salt with your regular cleansing cream. Gently massage into skin and rinse with cold water.
- Add a teaspoon of Epsom salt and 3 drops iodine into a half cup of boiling water. Apply this mixture to the blackheads with a cotton ball.
- Mix a half cup of Epsom salt in warm water and soak your feet for 10 minutes to remove bad odor, sooth achy feet, and soften rough skin.
- Mix equal parts Epsom salt and liquid dish detergent and use as a scrub on bathroom tile.
- Mix Epsom salt with baby oil and keep by the sink for an effective hand wash.
My Favorite Epsom Salt:
I love how relaxing a hot bath is after a long day, and this salt has the added benefit of rosemary and mint for a little aromatherapy. Both herbs are known for their soothing properties and healing powers, and I love how well they complement each other.
I also love that Epsom salt soaks are safe for children! If your children are anything like mine, they always want what Mom has! A nice Epsom salt bath is the perfect way to give them something they want and something that can be beneficial to their bodies.
Keep loving your body and sharing the love too!
"You are altogether beautiful,... there is no flaw in you..." Song of Solomon 4:7