Epsom salts - benefits, uses and tips

You can't even imagine what beneficial effects this ordinary mineral has. Magnesium sulfate, also known as Epsom salts, is widely used in bathtubs to reduce stress, relieve pain and soften the skin. In addition to these uses, magnesium sulfate is also used by gardeners to vigorously grow rose bushes, and by potters to improve the elasticity of clay. We have been using these salts in our products and I want to show you how amazing they are. You can find them in our shop here and here.

Epsom salts are obtained by evaporating mineral water or seawater. The name derives from a mineral water spring in Epsom, Surrey. Until recently, these salts were used as a spring purgative to cleanse the body of toxins that accumulated during the winter. One of the reasons it was used was probably the laxative effect. Until a few decades ago, when these properties began to be known, salts were used to regulate intestinal transit.

The active component of magnesium suspension, Epsom salts are a salty laxative: magnesium directs fluids from the blood to the intestines, making the stools softer and triggering intestinal contractions that stimulate the elimination of feces.

There are people who take a teaspoon or two of satiety in a glass of water to prevent constipation. The problem with this remedy is that it is often too strong, causing diarrhea or abdominal cramps. Also, their action can interfere with the absorption of essential nutrients. So if your doctor does not recommend it, it is better not to use these laxative salts.

Emollient properties

External use of Epsom salts is safe and highly effective. Among other things, these salts can be used to:

  • relieving the pain caused by insect bites and removing splinters from the skin. Epsom salts remove toxins from the site of insect bites and make it easier to remove chips from the skin. put water over the salts so that a paste is formed and apply over the affected area. usually the effect sets in after 10 minutes. you can also add salts to the bath water to soften the skin, thus helping to remove the chips that have entered the skin.

  • pore cleansing. Put 1/2 tbsp of salt in a glass of warm water and rub the skin to remove blackheads, to clean and open pores and to refresh the skin.

  • relief of muscle pain. A solution of Epsom salts helps eliminate fluids from the body, helping to reduce edema in inflamed tissues. because it removes fluids from the body, it also removes lactic acid, a substance that contributes to muscle pain. to relax them, add a cup or two of salt to the hot bath water.

  • healing of dislocations and contusions. Epsom salts reduce inflammation caused by dislocations and contusions. for this, add two cups of salt in warm bath water.

  • hemorrhoid relief. Because it helps reduce inflamed tissues, epsom salts are also very good for the treatment of hemorrhoids. add a small amount of salt and take a sitting bath.

  • softening the skin. massage your skin with a handful of epsom salts while bathing. through this massage, the skin is exfoliated - in other words the dead skin cells are removed - leaving the skin clean, fresh and velvety.

Bonus Wonderful remedy for softening the feet

The recipe for "beautiful legs" comes from the Epsom Salts Industry Council. In the bath water or in a bowl mix the following ingredients:

2 cups Epsom salts

1 cup of dead sea salt

1 tablespoon olive oil

1/2 teaspoon peppermint oil

2 teaspoons of oatmeal

fill the tub or basin with hot water.

Soak and hold your feet until the water cools, then, with the help of a pumice stone, rub the rough areas of the skin. immerse your feet in cold water and rinse very well. then grease your feet with cream and put on some thick socks. after putting on your socks, don't move anymore, because because of the cream your feet are slippery. keep socks standing during sleep. repeat as many times as possible.

*This article has no intention in advising to treat or cure any illness nor has any intention to persuade readers into taking any action following the facts in the article.

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