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Epsom Salt Bath for Skin Care

Friday, March 20th, 2015

By Joni KeimJoni for NL


Epsom salts baths have been used for centuries and have many documented health benefits including skin care. Epsom salt is made up of magnesium sulfate which is an inorganic salt containing magnesium, sulfur and oxygen.

Spa MFIt has been shown that during an Epson Salt Bath (ESB) magnesium levels are increased in the body via transdermal absorption. An increase in magnesium can help to promote relaxation, stress reduction, ease muscle aches, pains, cramps and spasms, and topically it may calm outbreaks of eczema and psoriasis.

Epsom salts dissolved in a warm bath is great way to smooth, soften and help soothe dry, itchy skin. The standard use of Epsom salts is 1-2 cups in a warm tub of water. (Do not add or use soap.) Once in the water, pour in the Epsom salts, before they fully disolve, take some of the salts and gently massage any rough areas of your skin such as elbows, knees, and backs of arms to gently exfoliate skin. As the salts completely dissolve, stir the water around you. Relax and soak for about 15 minutes.  Rinse your skin off with plain water with a washcloth or shower because the salt residue can be drying. Apply a moisturizing lotion all over. Drink a tall glass of water to rehydrate.


To give your bath the added benefits of aromatherapy for skin care, you have many essential oils to choose from. Chamomile Roman, Lavender, Chamomile German, Blue Tansy, Frankincense, Geranium, Ylang Ylang Extra, Neroli, Rose, e3 Sandalwood Blend, e3 Skin Care Blend , are my favorites. They are ideal and luxurious in a bath. Simply add 4 to 8 drops of the essential oil to your Epsom Salt then add to the bath after you have immersed yourself.

 

References
http://www.mgwater.com/transdermal.shtml
http://www.ancient-minerals.com/transdermal-magnesium/

Epsom Salt Bath for Sore Muscles

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

By Joni KeimJoni for NL


Epsom salts baths have been used for centuries and have many documented health benefits including easing muscle aches and spasms. Epsom salt is made up of magnesium sulfate which is an inorganic salt containing magnesium, sulfur and oxygen.

Spa MFIt has been shown that during an Epson Salt Bath (ESB) magnesium levels are increased in the body via transdermal absorption. An increase in magnesium can help to promote relaxation, stress reduction, ease muscle aches, pains, cramps and spasms, and topically it may calm outbreaks of eczema and psoriasis.

Epson salt has been around for hundreds of years and still warrants being added to your hot bath for soothing muscle tension. Magnesium is the second most abundant element in human cells. It plays an important role in many of our body’s functions; for muscles, it contributes to muscle control and associated electrical impulses, it helps to reduce inflammation, ease muscle cramps, pain, fatigue and relax tight muscles.

The standard use of Epsom salts for sore muscles is 2 cups in your warm bath. (Do not add or use soap.) Soak for 20-30 minutes. Drain the tub. Rinse your skin off with plain water with a washcloth or shower because the salt residue can be drying. Apply a lavender 2moisturizing lotion all over. Drink a tall glass of water to rehydrate. Take 3 baths a week.

Adding 5-8 drops of essential oils to your Epsom Salts can provide additonal comfort. Mix your essential oils with 2 cups of Epsom Salt, then add to the tub after you have immersed yourself and stir well. (Do not use a carrier oil because it may interfere with the magnesium absorption.)

Essential oil suggestions: Chamomile Roman, Lavender, Chamomile German, Blue Tansy, e3 Muscle Soothe, e3 Joint Relief, e3 Massage Blend.

 

References
http://www.mgwater.com/transdermal.shtml
http://www.ancient-minerals.com/transdermal-magnesium/

Epsom Salt Baths for Stress Relief

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

Joni-for-NL- editBy Joni Keim


Epsom salts baths have been used for centuries and have many documented health benefits including stress relief. Epsom salt is made up of magnesium sulfate which is an inorganic salt containing magnesium, sulfur and oxygen.

It has been shown that during an Epson Salt Bath (ESB) magnesium levels are increased in the body via transdermal absorption. An increase in magnesium can help to promote relaxation, stress reduction, ease muscle aches aches, pains, cramps and spasms, and topically it may calm outbreaks of eczema and psoriasis.

Spa MFA warm, Epsom salt bath will go a long way to transport you from stressed out to calm and relaxed. There are multiple factors that contribute. The warmth of the water increases circulation and begins to relax muscles, including tense breathing. (When your breathing is slow and deep, it relaxes your body and mind.) Sometimes when we are stressed, we are not even aware that our body has tensed—but if we are stressed, it is likely that you have muscle tension and an ESB will support relaxation.

For many people the feeling of being in warm water has a naturally calming effect. Stress is often accompanied by a headache and an ESB has been known to relieve headaches.

In addition, an increase in you body’s level of magnesium can help produce serotonin, a chemical in the brain that calms and relaxes.

The standard use of Epsom salts for stress is 1-2 cups in a warm tub of water. (Do not add or use soap.) Soak for 20-30 minutes. Drain the tub. Rinse your skin off with plain water with a washcloth or shower because the salt residue can be drying. Apply a moisturizing lotion all over. Drink a tall glass of water to rehydrate.

To give your bath the added benefits of aromatherapy, add a mixture of 4 drops of Roman Chamomile and 4 drops of Lavender into your Epsom Salt then add to the tub after you have immersed yourself and stir well. You can also use one of Essential 3’s synergies, such as Relax, Stress Relief, or Sleeptime—4 to 8 drops. (Do not use a carrier oil because it may interfere with the magnesium absorption.)

So, next time you’re feeling stressed, draw yourself a warm bath, add your Epsom salts and essential oils, put on some beautiful music, and you will be transformed.

References
http://www.mgwater.com/transdermal.shtml
http://www.ancient-minerals.com/transdermal-magnesium/