I’m sure your have heard of Epsom salt right? Did you know that there is no salt in it whats-so-ever or shouldn’t be anyway. Epsom salt is actually Magnesium Sulfate. Good products will have nothing but that in it or possibly have some essential oils. I would recommend getting the ones with nothing but Magnesium Sulfate in it and adding your own essential oils. Lavender is my favorite because it has a calming effect on the body and central nervous system. (1)
Epsom salt baths are amazing for sore muscles, tired and weak muscles, constipation, headaches, tension, withdrawals from drugs or caffeine, sleeplessness, etc. The list just goes on for this amazing mineral. (2)
What is it exactly and why is it good for you?
The culture now-a-days is in a vicious cycle of Magnesium deficiency. Magnesium is a mineral that is present primarily in green leafy vegetables and nuts but in our society we don’t consume enough and we are constantly in a state of stress. Stress can cause the body to be acidic which leaches Calcium and Magnesium from the bones thus making us more deficient. And the cycle continues.
Magnesium is a natural muscle relaxer and is used in over 300 enzyme systems in the body. It is so important for good health, just think what could possibly go wrong if your not getting enough of it? : / scary to think about, right? I would recommend eating more of these Mg rich foods but you can also have a good stress relieving soak in the tub with some epsom salt too. (3)
Now I’m off to my Epsom Salt bath to relax and sleep, I hope you all do the same. I actually found a good one with nothing else in it at Walmart the other day. Happy soaking!