Epsom salts: detox AND healing

Epsom Salts and Essential Oils

We think Epsom salt is where it’s at, y’all.

Grandma was right, it turns out.

It isn’t just folklore. Have you SEEN what these magical crystals known as Epsom Salt can do for sore muscles, headaches, dirty grout, splinters, sleeplessness…even constipation? It is some pretty phenomenal stuff. We are especially fond of adding your favorite essential oils to a soak. (Lavender for relaxation, geranium for rejuvenating the skin, specifically.)

The Epsom Salt Council gives the benefit lowdown on their website:

Improved heart and circulatory health, reducing irregular heartbeats, preventing hardening of the arteries, reducing blood clots and lowering blood pressure.

Improved ability for the body to use insulin, reducing the incidence or severity of diabetes.

Flushed toxins and heavy metals from the cells, easing muscle pain and helping the body to eliminate harmful substances.

Improved nerve function by electrolyte regulation. Also, calcium is the main conductor for electrical current in the body, and magnesium is necessary to maintain proper calcium levels in the blood.

Relieved stress. Excess adrenaline and stress are believed to drain magnesium, a natural stress reliever, from the body. Magnesium is necessary for the body to bind adequate amounts of serotonin, a mood-elevating chemical within the brain that creates a feeling of well being and relaxation.

Reduced inflammation to relieve pain and muscle cramps.

Improved oxygen use.

Improved absorption of nutrients.

Improved formation of joint proteins, brain tissue and mucin proteins.

Prevention or easing of migraine headaches.

Read more here.

The most frustrating part of Epsom salts for me is the cost. (Seriously? $20 for a small plastic tub of it that only lasts a handful of soaks?) This is why we are sharing this link with you for a mega-discount in bulk. I just ordered my next batch, which I store in a lovely burlap sack on the edge of the bath. No reason for a soak without them, is my philosophy. It would a waste of bath water, plain and simple.

Get salty, y’all. You will thank me for it.