Why Should Everyone Try An Epsom Salt Bath?


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I have been trying to figure out different ways to manage my stress. I’ve tried yoga, dance, reading, long walks and more, but I was still looking for something simple and refreshing. An expert recently recommended me to try Epsom Salt baths and to my surprise, it worked great!

Now, most of us are aware that iron and calcium are very important for the body, but we tend to ignore magnesium. Magnesium is the second most abundant element in human cells and the fourth most important positively charged ion in the body. It helps the body regulate over 325 enzymes and plays an important role in organizing many bodily functions, like muscle control, electrical impulses, energy production and the elimination of harmful toxins. So, Epsom Salts is a natural mineral compound of magnesium and sulfate, both of which are easily absorbed through the skin. Have a look at the immense benefits it can provide you:

Benefits of Epsom Salt Bath:

1. Reduce Stress

Stress usually drains the body of magnesium and the adrenaline levels tend to increase. So, when Epsom Salts are dissolved in warm water, magnesium is absorbed through the skin. The magnesium helps to produce serotonin, a mood-elevating chemical within the brain that creates a feeling of calm and relaxation. It can also increase energy with the production of ATP (adenosine triphosphate), the energy packets made in the cells. It improves sleep and concentration helping muscles and nerves to function properly. Experts recommend taking an Epsom salt bath at least 3 times a week to feel good, look good and increase energy.

2. Good for Skin

If you have dry and itchy skin, Epsom Salt bath is the best solution. It can also be helpful for conditions like eczema and psoriasis. Though, if you have any serious skin conditions it is recommended you see a doctor before a soak. Mineral rich Epsom salt baths can keep your skin smooth, but always make sure to rinse away any salt left on your skin after the bath. Using a good moisturizer after bath can help keep your skin smooth. You could also add moisturizing oils to your bath. Also remember to use warm water and limit your time in water.

3.  Ease Muscle Pain

Epsom salts work as a muscle relaxant. The deep soak also helps get blood flowing to sore muscles. It reduces inflammation and make it a great pain reliever for even migraine headaches.

They can also help detox and are great for your health! Do try an Epsom Salt Bath and observe the relaxation you experience after.


Edited by Pragya Sharoff

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The CureJoy Editorial team digs up credible information from multiple sources, both academic and experiential, to stitch a holistic health perspective on topics that pique our readers' interest.

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PradeepKumarMathur 5pts

Please let me know what is Epsom Salt and what is the Hindi name?

Pradeep Kumar Mathur

Genoveva Cervantes
Genoveva Cervantes 5pts

en walmart la venden esta en la seccion de la farmacia busca bien por que la tiene en diferente parte de la que no tiene nada.

Gloria Henson
Gloria Henson 5pts

I can not use it I have diabetic n it caused a serious problem with my hand

Billie Parker Byers
Billie Parker Byers 5pts

Take it every night, helps pain in body.. Leeches out bad toxins. Recently Helps with prolapse

Katie Clunas
Katie Clunas 5pts

I put half a cup in my kids baths but dont rinse them off after the bath. Just wondering is it essential to rinse off after the bath. Thanks

Ayurveda 5pts

Nel Rommes Absolutely, but its not that simple. When Epsom salts are added to a warm bath, some magnesium can be absorbed through the skin, causing an increased release of insulin, leading to hypoglycemia (low blood sugar)!

Sendy Garza
Sendy Garza 5pts

Where can u find lavender? I'm in Texas

Ayurveda 5pts

Nice! Thanks for sharing :)

Ayurveda 5pts

Camille Branch You are right! :)

Nel Rommes
Nel Rommes 5pts

I bought a bag of Epsom Salts with Lavender. My friend uses it all the time and it helps her aching body.... Then I saw on the bag it says "Do not, use if your are Diabetic". :( :( :(

Natali Sutton
Natali Sutton 5pts

Because it's awesome, especially lavender ones \U0001f49c

Nancy Redard
Nancy Redard 5pts

I think Jessaca is referring to the salt in the ocean, forgetting the Japan incident pouring daily in our ocean.. just saying

Suzanne Kelly
Suzanne Kelly 5pts

So it is "osmosis"? Yorr brain turns off, you ignore your reality for 30mins? Is that dumb or dumber?

Barbara Fields
Barbara Fields 5pts

I take a bath w/ these salts. It's so soothing for dry skin and we all know as we age our skin gets dry.

Kaya Bless
Kaya Bless 5pts

Of course doctors say nothing is never ok! Natural is the best way to go

Melanie Downard
Melanie Downard 5pts

My daughters take an Epsom salt bath every single night...1 1/2 to 2 cups a night with doTERRAs frankincense essential oil or vetiver EO :)

Liliana Cornejo
Liliana Cornejo 5pts

Allison Carson Astudillo Joanna Judith Delfino Nancy Cornejo Lagos

Coral Fairbanks
Coral Fairbanks 5pts

Just took one last night. Felt notably relaxed, slept well, wasn't tired at work with jess sleep, increased mood.

Camille Branch
Camille Branch 5pts

Running a sea salt bath right now. I do this at least 3 times a week, most weeks.Sometimes I add more things like: baking soda to counter the calcium in non filtered water, Tumeric with coconut milk, chlorella, dried lavender, few drops of essential oils like peppermint or lemon....not all at once!

Camille Branch
Camille Branch 5pts

The ocean is salt water. It's not a chlorine filled swimming pool.

Barath Jayaraman
Barath Jayaraman 5pts

That explains why we feel relaxed after taking a bath in the beach

Jessaca Cerecer
Jessaca Cerecer 5pts

If you don't start soaking in Epsom salts you will die of cancer or Deases . The American diet has little to none . Making death by 65 a big possibility . Swim in ocean every 3 days or soak in magnisium salts . Now .. Today