What is the fuss about Magnesium?
Magnesium Sulfate, more commonly known as Epsom Salts gets its name from where it was discovered, Epsom in Surrey, England in the 17th century.
Commonly known to treat sore muscles or to make the grass grow greener, Epsom salts have natural anti inflammatory and exfoliant benefits that Increase magnesium levels in your body.
They can be used in multiple ways around the house. These are common ways –
- Relaxing to a better sleep
- Detoxing the body
- Natural Laxative
- Moisturising hand wash
- Cleaning the washing machine
- Hair care
Better sleep & Body De Toxifying
Adding Epsom salts to a bath is one of the best ways for our bodies to absorb magnesium. Many of us are magnesium deficient and the skin being the largest of our organs absorbs the salts and aids in assisting enzymes to help regulate our bodies mental health, muscle control, energy levels and to reduce toxins.
Add ½ cup of Magnesium Bath soak to your bath water. Bonus – add a drop or two of lavender or rose essential oil to your salts. Enjoy for 20-30 minutes.
Adding some wind down time to your evenings, with a foot soak of Magnesium Bath Soak will leave you feeling more relaxed and revived. We don’t always make the time for a bath, foot soaking can be a reliable alternative. Mix with a little soap and create a foot exfoliating scrub to get rid of cracked heels.
Adding a facial scrub while your feet are soaking is a sure way to relax for a better sleep. Add some salts to your facial cleanser to help exfoliate your face and neck
Some benefits of epsom salts (magnesium) and pink himalayan salt bathing
- Eases stress and relaxes the body
- Relieves pain and muscle cramps
- Helps muscles and nerves function properly
- Helps prevent hardening of arteries and blood clots
- Makes balance blood sugar
- Relieves constipation
- Eliminates toxins from the body
- Detoxifies the body by balancing systemic pH
- Improves hydration by providing trace minerals.
- Improves mineral status of the body
- Reduces muscle cramps by improving minerals and hydration
Epsom salts ingested with warm water will help with constipation. It is not recommended to do this on a regular basis (seek medical advice if symptoms persist) as you don’t want your body to rely on the benefits. Yes – it will taste bitter!
Add 1 teaspoon of salts to a cup of warm water.
Mix equal parts Epsom salts and your favourite carrier oil for a relaxing, moisturising hand cleanser. Place these at all the sinks in your house.
Clean out your washing machine
Ideally this should be done at least twice a year. It is very simple, yet effective in giving your machine a good cleansing to get rid of build up and gunk.
Fill your machine with hot water, add 1 cup Epsom salts and 250ml white vinegar. Agitate for 1 minute, then leave to soak for 1 hour before finishing a wash cycle.
Best not to get your gardening tips from me! The green thumbs of the world add Epsom salts as fertiliser to their lawns to keep them healthy and green. Others use them as a snail deterrent or to help with tomotoe plants.
Epsom salts will soak up excess oil from the hair. Just add a handful when you shampoo and then rinse as normal.
You can make a volumising mask by mixing one part hair conditioner with one part Epsom salts. Warm this mixture in a pan and work it through the hair. Leave on for 20 minutes and then rinse.
The results? Your hair will look fuller and feel softer, and the minerals will help to repair and strengthen heat-damaged ends. It’s particularly good for smoothing frizz out of curls.
Where to purchase
We can help with Magnesium Bath Soak – buy yours here, mixed with pink Himalayan salt on its own or with dried flowers of lavender or rose for additional healing properties.
Wanting plain Epsom salts? Have a look in the supermarket next time you are there!