How to Soak Away Your Pains with Epson Salts
I have long been a fan of Epsom salts as an affordable and easy beauty treatment. According to this website it’s not only myself that is singing Epsom salts praise. Fashion model Stephanie Seymour and domestic guru Martha Stewart are also big fans. Why? The website informs us that Magnesium is the second-most abundant element in human cells and the fourth-most important positively charged ion in the body. Magnesium, a major component of Epsom Salt, and is vital for many bodily functions, from muscle control and electrical impulses to energy production and the elimination of toxins.
* Raising the body’s level of serotonin, a mood-elevating chemical within the brain that creates a feeling of well being and relaxation.
* Offsetting excess levels of adrenaline generated by pressure and stress; magnesium ions relax and reduce irritability by lowering the affects of adrenaline.
* Helping to regulate the electrical functions that spark through miles of nerves.
* Lowering blood pressure.
Researchers have found that magnesium also increases energy and stamina by encouraging the production of ATP (adenosine triphosphate), the energy packets made in the cells. Experts recommend soaking with Epsom Salt at least three times a week to look better, feel better and have more energy.
Magnesium can be taken internally or you can get the same benefits from soaking in a bath with magnesium sulfate crystals, commonly known as Epsom Salt. Researchers and physicians tell us that raising your magnesium levels may improve your heart and circulation and will lower blood pressure. It will help flush the toxins and heavy metals from the body. Most importantly it helps to reduce stress.
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. Researchers have found that magnesium also increases energy and stamina. So how do you use this wonderful product? There are several ways.
For a relaxing soak: Add two cups of Epsom Salt to the water in a bathtub; soak for at least 12 minutes, three times weekly. For an extra treat, add a few drops of essential oil such as lavender, sandalwood, or patchouli.
For a cleanser and exfoliant: Massage handfuls of Epsom Salt over your wet skin, starting with the feet and continuing up toward the face. Then, pour two cups into a bath of warm water. Lean back and relax. As you soak, the natural action of Epsom Salt helps soften the rough, dry patches of your skin. For a
Spa treatment: After showering, massage handfuls of Epsom Salt over wet skin to exfoliate the body. It’s the same treatment many upscale spas use, without the upscale price!
For a hair treatment: Combine 3 tablespoons of deep conditioner with 3 tablespoons of Epsom Salt. Microwave the mixture for 20 seconds. Work the warm mixture through your hair from scalp to ends and leave on for 20 minutes. Rinse with warm water. Promotes body and life in your hair and restores curl to permed hair.
So with this many benefits and uses, make sure you add Epsom Salts to your next shopping list. It is only a few dollars and you will be pleasantly surprised.