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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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I have fibromyalgia and epsom salt baths help relieve the tension in my muscles and calm my nerves pain. The Dr.Teals brand that has essential oils mixed in, is the only kind that work for me. I spend 40-60 mins in one at the end of everyday, for years now, and it works wonders for my chronic pain. My only problem is that ive started developing a sheen of water on my body even after I’ve dried off. I use 2 towels and swipe myself over multiple times and it’s so hard to get rid of. I’ve tried using microfiber towels and it helps me dry faster each round I have to do it but hasn’t cured it. Does anyone else have this problem??? My drs have no answers. I’ve also tried oil baths to help restore natural oils to my body but that didn’t work either. I’d love some suggestions if anyone has any. -Alexandria
Glad to hear the epsom salt baths help!
can I take Epsom salt bath while taking welbutrin and clonazepam.
Hi having read many comments which I found interesting, I wonder if someone who has a thyroid problem should do this, as someone with an overactive thyroid has too much iodine in their system. Would this effect them and if someone has an under active thyroid would this increase their metabolism? Asking most docs about natural substances is a waste of time as they don’t have a clue.
Hi Veronica, I haven’t researched that yet. Let us know if you find out any specific information on it.
I took my first epsom salt bath yesterday. It was very relaxing. I added a few drops of lavender essential oil to mine. After about 30 mins or so I got out and rinsed off. I fell right to sleep mins afterwards. My aches/pains were very minimal after the bath. I will be taking more of these from now on!!!
That’s great! Epsom salt detox baths are the best.
What is suggested for a foot Epsom salt soak? I’d like to start there first, then ease over to the bath. I had several MRIs last year (and will probably have to get another one in the next month). Thank you!!!
I take lithium and dosulepin for depression will this be ok?
Also I suffer with m e/ chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia so am worried that it will make me even more exhausted than I normally do, do you think this is likely?
It is relaxing, but I don’t find that it makes me sleepy or exhausted. I would check with your doc about the medications just to be safe.
Is it ok to take a normal bath later to completely wash of, and the instructions on pack say to relax two hours after bath?
You can wash it off after, but it’s not necessary. I like to leave it on to get the extra magnesium.
Am a regular user and promoter of Epsom and ACV foot bath. Headaches are rare but can be stopped by a cold compress on forehead to cool the brain. Hydration is also important. I have used Epsom salts on people who had been bedridden or with swollen feet. The effect is Immediate. Be careful though if you have allergy to sulfur. Use Himalayan salt instead.