Epsom salts are a beauty staple I would fully recommend you include in your weekly routine; they are inexpensive and have so many benefits from detoxifying the body, keeping your stomach flat to giving you bouncy, shiny hair. They relax the nervous system, are excellent for muscle strain, healing cuts and treating colds and sinus congestion.
I have been using Epsom salts for years and they are my go-to staple for a truly deeply relaxing and cleansing bath soak. Named after a bitter saline spring in Epsom, Surrey, aren’t actually a salt but are a natural mineral compound of magnesium and sulphate. Studies have shown that both minerals are readily absorbed through the skin so these salt baths are the perfect way to enjoy the benefits. Magnesium helps muscle and nerve functions and reduces inflammation. Sulphates flush toxins, ease migraines and improve absorption of nutrients.
One of the main uses is to reduce stress; when stressed the body loses magnesium and increases adrenaline. So to soak in Epsom salts means we increase magnesium and serotonin (relaxant hormone released during yoga), bringing a sense of calm and release. We feel more energised and less toxic; lighter and brighter. Relaxation brings about better sleep and better moods. If you want to increase the relaxation then you can also add a few drops of pure lavender essential oil to the bath as the water runs. Any amount of Epsoms will suffice; aim for at least one cup and then increase for deeper benefits; maybe soak in a kilo of salts once a month for deep detoxifying properties.
The salts are inexpensive and can be bought in any good health store or online.