Monday, July 2, 2012

Bath Salts Can Be Used to Detox the Body and Mind

Bath salts have been getting such a bad rap these days. When used properly they are in no way supposed to turn you into a face-eating zombie. Magnesium sulfate, a.k.a Epsom salts has powerful medicinal properties for both internal and external. Magnesium sulfate is a naturally occurring compound and is easily absorbed through the skin making it a very strong means of healing. Some of the benefits of soaking in a tub with Epsom salts are as follows:

- Eases muscle tension
- Lessens stress
- Helps to flush out toxins through the skin (our largest organ)
- Relaxes the nervous system
- Lowers blood pressure
- Softens skin
- Deodorizes
- Treat fungus & athlete's foot
- Comforts symptoms of gout
- Helps you sleep
- Helps to alleviate constipation by increasing the amount of water in the intestines.

Tame the Zombie Bath Salt Recipe

1 cup of Epsom salts
¼ cup of baking soda
5 drops of Lavender essential oil
5 drops of Ylang-Ylang essential oil
¼ cup of olive oil

As the bath fills up with very warm water, add the Epsom salts and baking soda. When tub has finished filling and water is turned off add essential oils and olive oil. Soak in tub for up to 30 minutes. You may want to light some candles and listen to Zen radio on Pandora for this. This is also best when done right before bed. Get ready for a very good night's sleep.

Invigorate Yourself Bath Salt Recipe

1 cup of Epsom salts
¼ cup of baking soda
5 drops of Grapefruit essential oil
5 drops of Sweet orange essential oil

Energize Yourself Bath Salt Recipe

1 cup of Epsom salts
¼ cup of baking soda
6 drops Eucalyptus essential oil
4 drops Rosemary essential oil

Follow steps as above however you may want to soak earlier in the day and perhaps listen to Korn radio.

If you are interested in taking Epsom salts orally to help relieve constipation, help increase the effectiveness of insulin when used as a treatment for diabetes, and improve heart health, then take the following dosage:

Make a solution by combining 2 tbsp. of Epsom salt for every quart of room temperate water. Drink up buttercup. You should have a bowel movement in 30 minutes.

This solution can also be used as an enema. If you are skilled at performing on your own.


Kristen Peters is an Aromatherapist and Holistic Health Coach residing in Raleigh with her husband, three children, and two Chihuahuas. She has dedicated her life to assisting others to Be the Change. Visit her website to download her free eBook entitled: "How 5 Small Changes Can Have a Big Impact on Digestive Health".

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