In lieu of my latest post I thought I would post how beneficial Epsom Salt is. Taking baths are rare for me. I really enjoy taking baths, but I never have the time to do it. Being a mom of four girls, starting my own business, blogging, and my other responisibilites kind of leave me with very little time for myself. While I was looking for a great bath salt recipe for my doTerra class I noticed that there were so many different salts you can add to your bath, but the most popular one that was in all of them was Epsom Salt. Now, again I don’t take baths, so I wanted to know why Epsom Salt was in all the recipes I wanted to know what it did and how important it was?
I can say that I ended up learning a lot about Epsom Salt. For example did you know the name Epsom salt, got its name from a bitter saline spring in Epsom located in Surrey, England, where the salt was produced from the springs. Epsom Salt is a magnesium sulfate, a chemical compound containing magnesium, sulfur, and oxygen. It has been around for hundreds of years and has been used as a natural remedy to treat numerous ailments.
Epsom salt helps relieve stress and relaxes the body. Stress drains our bodies of magnesium. Epsom Salt helps replenish it by absorption through the skin. This results in our brain creating more serotonin helping us to feel calm and more relaxed.
Need help with Pain and Muscle Cramps
Epsom Salt can relieve pain and reduce inflammation. If you suffer from sore muscle, bronchial asthma, or head migraines try soaking in a bath with Epsom salt for soothing comfort. It also heals cuts and helps reduce soreness from childbirth (your welcome ladies).
Helps Muscles and Nerves Function Properly
Epsom Salt is known to be critical in the proper use of calcium in cells. Studies show that magnesium is an electrolyte and supports proper functioning of the muscles, nerves and enzymes.
Can Help Prevent Hardening of Arteries and Blood Clots
Epsom salt is believed to help lower blood pressure, protect the elasticity of the arteries, prevent blood clots, and reduce the risk of sudden heart attack deaths.
Suffer From Constipation
Many studies show that Epsom Salt can also help treat constipation. The salt acts like a laxative. It increases the water in the intestines and can bring temporary relief from constipation. However, be sure to talk to your doctor as it may prove to be harmful in some cases.
Now don’t you feel like you should be taking baths with Epsom Salt more often. I sure do!