Most people have no ideal that you can take a relaxing epsom salt bath to help flush toxins and remove heavy metals from the body while soaking in a tub full of water.
Most people do not know that epsom salt is the primary ingredient in many of the expensive bath salts being sold.
For me bathing in epsom salt is one of my often used and most favorite detox bath treatments for obvious reasons.
If you're like most Americans you probably already have a box of epsom salts on-hand in a cabinet and ready for use in a relaxing bath?
Why an Epsom Salt Bath Works!
Let me explain to you what epsom salt is, before I give you the full details of why a bath with epsom salt works. It’s not salt at all. Actually epsom salt is a pure mineral compound that naturally occurs that is made up of magnesium and sulfur.
It’s the sulfur component of the epsom salt that works wonders in helping to detoxify the body. The magnesium and sulfur acts on your skin by increasing blood flow/circulation and perspiration allowing for salt with harmful toxins attached, to be pulled from your body and eliminate in the water.
Because toxins are removed to the bath water it's important that you take a shower after the detox bath, to completely cleanse your skin, else the toxins will be reabsorbed by the skin.
Health Benefits of Epsom Salt
In addition to assisting the body in eliminating harmful heavy metals and toxins, practitioners who use and recommend epsom salt, rave about many heath benefits including using epsom salts to:
Epsom salts have also been used to treat athlete's foots, splinters, toenail fungus as well as reduce swelling and help to soothe pains associated with sprains and strains.
How to Take an Epsom Salt Bath
For beginners who have never bathe in epsom salts, we recommend you start off with a salt recipe of about a 1/4 cup epsom salt. Add this amount to a tub of warm bath water that you can comfortable soak and relax in for up to 30 minutes.
If you make this a part of your weekly routine, over time you can increase the amount of salt you add to your detox bath by about 1/4 to 1/2 cup per week up.
For people who already have successfully experimented with bathing in epsom salts, we recommend starting your detox with a simple salt recipe of 2 cups epsom salt added to your warm bath water.
Over time you can gradually increase the amount of salts you use up to 4 cups only if you body can with stand the solution without any adverse symptoms or side effects.
Look Out For These Side Effects
We recommend that you take supervised epsom salt baths so that you do not suffer from the most common detox bath symptoms, often called side effects. These include diarrhea and becoming drowsy to a point you fall asleep and drown.
Like most other things, there is a potential for you to overdose while bathing in epsom salt if the solution you use is too strong for your body. Again we recommend a gradual approach of adding small amounts of epsom salt to your bath at first until you see how your body responds to this type of detox bath treatment.