Epsom Bath Salts Have Amazing Qualities

The Amazing Qualities of Epsom Bath Salts

Tub, Wooden Spoon with Bath Salts, and Petals

Besides making you feel wonderful and special, a warm bath with Epsom bath salts will recharge your body with magnesium and sulfate, two compounds we need and are often lacking. Magnesium protects our heart, muscles and circulatory system and sulfate aids the nervous system.  Absorbing Epsom Bath Salts is the best way to re saturate your body with these essential minerals.

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Nothing is as relaxing as a hot bath. Sure it gets you clean, and gives you some “me” time, but did you know that by adding Epsom salts to your bath will soften your skin, could smooth out wrinkles and improve your body’s metabolic function?

Yep! Epsom bath salts are made from Magnesium Sulfate, two minerals that play an important part in how our bodies work.

How Epsom Salts Work

Magnesium is important in that regulates enzyme activity in your body, and it helps your bodily functions to run smoothly. Did you know that more than half of all Americans have a magnesium deficiency, which is believed to be a factor in all kinds of health problems? Sulfate is also important in the way in which your body works: Its job is in the formation of brain tissue and joint proteins, and it can strengthen the walls of the digestive tract.

Studies have shown that soaking in Epsom bath salts can help children who suffer from autism. They tend to be low in Sulfate. [source: ]

Epsom bath salts will also help to detoxify your body – something we all need these days with all of the “junk” we seem to soak up just walking around.

Soaking in Epsom bath salts is the recommended way to get these two compounds into as they are easily absorbed though the skin.

Luxury Epsom bath salts are easy to make at home.

Epsom Bath Salts Recipes

Simple Epsom Bath Salts Recipe

2 cups Epsom bath salts (you can find this at any grocery store in the pharmacy section) or order it from Amazon here

A few drops of essential oil

4 Tablespoons of Baking Soda

Mix all of the together in a mixing bowl. Adding about 6 to 8 drops of essential oil into the mix. Sometimes I like to add dried flowers to the mix.

Store in airtight containers. These make amazing inexpensive gifts. You can always include it in a gift basket with homemade soap.

Lavender bath salts recipeLavender Epsom Bath Salts

1. Fill each mason jar about halfway full of the Epsom salts.
2. Add just 10-15 drops of essential oil, replace lid, and shake.
3. Remove the lid again, add 1 tablespoon of dried lavender flowers, replace lid and shake (again).
epsom bath salt recipe

Hartnana’s Epsom Bath Salt Recipe

1 teaspoon essential oil or fragrance
Mix together in jar or container.
Creating your own Epsom bath salt mixtures allows you to tailor your essential oil and additives to meet the needs of  your friend or your own family. Lavender relaxes the body, while something like peppermint will perk you up. You want to remember that anything you add to your bath salts needs to be able to go down the drain without causing it to plug up.

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