Epsom Salt, Epsom Salt Baths, Unknown Benefits of Epsom Salt

Epsom salt is Magnesium Sulfate (MgSO4 + 7H2O) and is a vital part of a rehabilitation program. Researchers in nutrition have found that Magnesium Sulfate accelerates the body's healing time by one-third. As an example, if an injury requires three weeks to heal under normal or standard conditions, it would only require two weeks to heal if Magnesium Sulfate is added to the diet as a nutrition.

Epsom Salt

Health Benefits of Epsom Salt Baths
Epsom salt is rich in both magnesium and sulfate. Studies have shown that increased magnesium levels from soaking in a epsom salt bath play a vital role in the overall health of a person. The benefits are:
  • Improved heart and circulatory health
  • Reducing blood clots and lowering blood pressure.
  • Improved ability for the body to use insulin.
  • Detoxifying the body
  • Relieving stress.
  • Reducing inflammation to relieve pain and muscle cramps.
  • Improved oxygen use.
  • Improved absorption of nutrients.
  • Prevention or easing of migraine headaches.
All this from just a soak bath? Great!  the above health benefits are listed in the web site of the Epsom Salt Industry Council. While there are many different brands of Epsom salt, they are all the same product chemically, and can be found at most medicine stores. Add two cups of Epsom salt and soak for at least 12 minutes. Do this three -four times weekly.

 Epsom Salt Baths/ Epsom Salt Soak
  • Add two cups of Epsom salt to the water in a bath tub. Provides relaxation of your body and muscles, reduces swellings and eliminates toxins from the body.
  • Rub the Epsom salt directly on the skin to make it smooth and silky. Then rinse thoroughly.
  • Soaking in Epsom salt helps you relieve from athlete's foot.
  • Mix a thick paste of Epsom salt with hot water and apply to get soothing comfort.
  • Mix half-cup of Epsom salt in warm water and keep your feet for 10 minutes. This soothes achy feet, removes bad odor and softens the rough skin.
  • Dissolve 2 to 3 teaspoons of Epsom salt into a cup of water and drink twice to get relief from constipation.
Epsom Salt for Skin and Hair Care
  • Take half a cup of boiling water. Add a teaspoon of Epsom salt and 3 drops iodine. Apply this mixture to the black heads with a cotton ball three times.
  • Warm the mixture of equal amounts of conditioner and Epsom salt for 15 seconds. Apply this mixture through your hair from scalp to end; leave it for 15 minutes. Rinse with warm water; you can observe the natural glow in your hair. 
  • Soak your affected toes in hot water mixed with a palm full of Epsom salt three times a day.
  • To clean your face at night, mix a half-teaspoon of epsom salt with your regular cleansing cream. Just massage into skin and rinse with cold water.
Other Benefits of Epsom Salt
  • Sprinkle some Epsom salt on the place where the slugs crawl to prevent their entry.
  • Mix Epsom salt with baby oil and keep by the sink to clean your hands effectively.
  • Add 2 tablespoons of Epsom salt to a gallon of water and sprinkle this water on your lawn to keep the grass green.
  • Sprinkle Epsom salt weekly once to nourish your houseplants, flowers and vegetables.
  •  Take the mixture of equal parts of Epsom salt and liquid dish detergent and apply on the dirty places in bathroom.
  • Dissolve an ounce of Epsom salt in warm water; add this mixture to each battery cell to give more life to your car battery.
Note for our readers: If anybody knows the hindi name of epsom salt , please do let us know through a comment. Some says its name is CELERI and in hindi it is called BARI AJAMODA. Some calls it Sinda Namak.