Epsom Salts named for a bitter saline spring at Epsom, Surrey, England, is not actually a salt but a naturally occurring Magnesium Sulfate.
Most of us are deficient in Magnesium due to dietary and agricultural changes over the last century, and thus, Epsom Salts are a powerful way of revitalizing the Magnesium levels in the body. Bathing in Epsom Salts is the most common way in which the benefits of the Salt is received.
There is a long list of benefits from Epsom Salts, here are some to name a few:
All of this, and more, from simply taking a bath. It’s no wonder so many around the world use this as a miracle cure!
To use, add 2 cups of Epsom Salt to your bath and soak for at least 15 minutes. Do this 3 times weekly for maximum benefits.
While bathing in Epsom Salts is more common, did you know that you can also mix it into a liquid and consumed?
When taken orally, it can be used as a laxative, and relieve constipation, and also treats low levels of magnesium. Using it this way will usually lead to a bowel movement between 30 minutes to 6 hours. Typically, if you’re 12 or older, dissolve 2-4 teaspoons in 8 oz of water and drink immediately. For children younger than this, 1-2 teaspoons in 8 oz of water will do the trick. If you have a history of kidney disease, heart disease, or any other large symptoms, be careful and do your research before consuming Epsom Salt.