Epsom Salts – Spa Experience at Home!
Bathing in Epsom salts is an age old remedy and one of the best, easiest and most economical ways to treat stress, fatigue, insomnia, anxiety, water retention, aches & pains and detoxify. When combined with asphalia sleep remedy an excellent night’s sleep is almost guaranteed even for the most chronic insomniacs.
Epsom salt is pure magnesium sulphate which when absorbed through the skin during bathing draws out toxins (including heavy metals), sedates the nervous system, relaxes muscles, reduces swelling and alleviates aches & pains. Magnesium improves nerve function and binds serotonin – a mood-elevating chemical that creates a feeling of well-being and relaxation. It’s brilliant for those who suffer from fibromyalgia for these reasons.
It can also alleviate restless legs, PMT, muscle cramps, lower blood pressure and ease migraines and has many other benefits. Epsom salts are extremely versatile and can also be used to get rid of splinters, use as a body and face scrub and hair volumizer. It is a natural exfoliator and softens skin – it is especially useful in hardwater areas.
Models such as Elle McPherson and Heidi Klum bathe in Epsom salts prior to a shoot to lose up to 5lbs in body weight and reduce cellulite.
If, like me you love pure essential oils, add a few drops of your favourite essential oil to the salts before you dissolve them in the bath.
An excellent all round DIY therapy – just add water!