Oh Epsom salts, how do I love thee - let me count the ways…
I've been having Epsom salt baths for a few months now and I'm officially obsessed! I live near Epsom, and who would have thought this little Surrey town would produce this natural wonder.
Essentially these salts are Magnesium Sulphate. Putting some into a bath can:
- Relieve stress
- Soothe aches and pains
- Relax muscles
- Reduce bloating
- Improves sprains and bruises
- Help skin problems
- Draw toxins from the body
- Helps prevent hardening of arteries and blood clots
- Enhance production of insulin, therefore helping diabetics
Pretty impressive list for a bunch of salt eh? There are even more - some people take a spoonful to help with constipation - there are also some more beauty benefits. However, I just bathe in it.
I first started when I had terrible neck and back pain. I have mild arthritis in my neck as well as my shoulder muscles tend to go into spasm when I'm stressed but painkillers weren't doing anything.
I got some Epsom salts from a pharmacy and haven't looked back. There might be a slight placebo effect (but if it helps, who cares) but I believe it really has helped with the pain. I put 500g of the stuff into a bath and relax for at least 10 minutes. The magnesium and sulphate are easily absorbed into the skin in that time.
Many Hollywood stars credit Epsom salt baths as a pre-red carpet ritual to minimise any bloating so it has beauty benefits as well as health. Some people also use the salt as an exfoliator, and some mix it with conditioner to give extra volume to the hair.
A truly wondrous product and 100% natural - I have now just ordered 25 kilos of it. I try to have at least two baths a week so I know I'll get through it all!
I would recommend this to anyone. Even if you don't have a specific condition, it generally just relaxes you, eliminates toxins and leaves you and your body in a better condition. I get mine from here
Anyone else an Epsom salt lover?