You would be forgiven for thinking that Epsom salt is a salt, but it is actually a naturally occurring pure mineral compound of magnesium and sulphate.
Epsom salt has been known for generations to have a number of natural remedies to help with health and beauty regimes.
So if you’re looking to take a little R & R, maybe adding some Epsom salts to your bath could be the perfect way to add the natural minerals your body craves to your beauty routine.
There are plenty of benefits of enjoying Epsom salts in your next bath
Research has shown that the magnesium and sulphate are not easily absorbed through the digestive tract but can be readily absorbed into the skin which makes bathing in Epsom salts a great way to enjoy its benefits.
Magnesium helps muscle and nerve function, it also reduces inflammation to relieve pain and muscle cramps, and helps prevent artery hardening.
The sulphate in the Epsom salt helps the absorption of the nutrients, flushes out toxins and also can help to reduce the pain and discomfort that comes with migraines and headaches.
Other beneficial properties that can be appreciated when soaking in a soothing Epsom salt bath is that it can relax the nervous system, cure irritating skin problems, soothe back problems and other aching limbs.
You can use Epsom salts for beauty as well as your bath
Did you know you can use Epsom salt as a beauty product as well? Here are 3 ideas from us here at Clean Tea…
- Create a gorgeous and restorative exfoliant for your skin by adding the Epsom salt to a tablespoon of olive oil.
- Or clean your face and exfoliate at the same time by adding Epsom salts to your cream cleanser.
- Alternatively, why not add a few tablespoons of Epsom salt in a foot spa which is relaxing, detoxifying, exfoliating and soothing.
If you don’t have the time in your life to get super creative, why not gain all these amazing benefits by having a bath! Just soak and enjoy the mineral goodness.
The benefits of soaking in an Epsom salt bath are endless so why not pamper yourself today, your body and your skin will thank you!
Today’s post is the 2nd in our Clean Tea’s Self Care Week series.
Monday: Brighten Up Your Life – The Benefits of Flowers on Your Mood
Tuesday: Why You Should Bathe in Epsom Salts
Wednesday: Fill Your Own Cup
Thursday: Eat Clean & Feel Amazing (The Clean Tea Guide to Clean Eating)
Friday: Take Time Out With a Cup of Tea
Saturday: Disconnect to Reconnect – Taking a Technology Detox
Sunday: Feeling The Warmth of the Sun – How Vitamin D & Endorphins Improve Your Mood