Calm Your Inner Soul and Relax with an Epsom Salt Detox Bath
Epsom Salt Detox Bath
Epsom salt detox baths are a great way to detoxify your body, de-stress, and boost your immune system.
I can not get enough of Epsom salt detox baths! I love how rejuvenated and energized I feel from them. Especially if you’re feeling sluggish or overstressed, Epsom salt detox baths will rid your body of the toxins and ease any of these symptoms.
Since toxins and chemicals are all around us, everyone can benefit from a detox bath. Even though there are many things we can do to avoid toxins, some are unavoidable in our environment. A detox bath is a great way to rid yourself of any harmful substances.
What is Epsom salt?
Epsom salt is rich in both magnesium and sulfate. Magnesium and sulfate can be easily absorbed through the skin. Studies have shown the effectiveness of using Epsom salt detox baths to increase the levels of both of these. In an Epsom salt detox bath, the magnesium sulfate is absorbed through the skin which aids in detoxification.
How an Epsom Salt Detox Bath Works
An Epsom salt detox bath is an excellent external way to detox and get out any harmful and unnatural substances. Our skin is our largest organ and our primary detox organ, which is why a detox bath is so beneficial.
A detox bath stimulates your lymph system and encourages increased oxygen and blood flow to your body. The detox bath helps strengthen the immune system and soothe your body. The sulfates from Epsom salts are very beneficial as they are essential for the formation of proteins lining the digestive tract. Sulfates also stimulate the pancreas to form digestive enzymes necessary to detoxify the body. This detox bath will help neutralize toxins and aid in protecting the body from heavy metals.
Soaking in Epsom salts also boosts the body’s magnesium levels as it is easily absorbed.
How to Take an Epsom Salt Detox Bath
Epsom salt detox bath recipe
2 cups of Epsom salt
5-10 drops of detox essential oil
For the Epsom salt detox bath it is best to use comfortably warm water. Using too hot water will dry out your skin and strip away protective oils. The common amount to use is 2 cups of Epsom salt for a standard size bathtub. If your bathtub is larger or smaller, you may want to adjust the amount.
It is most beneficial to soak in the detox bath for about 40 minutes. This allows for enough time for your body to remove the toxins and to absorb minerals in the water.
Adding detox essential oils such as lavender, rose, sandalwood, or tea tree oil will aid in being therapeutic and assist in the detoxification.
How often Can You Use an Epsom Salt Detox Bath?
If this is your first time using an Epsom salt detox bath you may want to start out with using it twice a week and as your body adjusts you can increase the frequency.
After the Epsom Salt Detox Bath
To aid in detoxification, after the bath you many want to rub down your body with a boars body brush or loofah. This brushing stimulates the lymphatic system which will also help release toxins.
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