Epsom Salt for What Ails You

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Last winter, I discovered the magical relief of soaking in Epsom salt. My legs were getting increasingly sensitive to shaving which was turning into a nightmare. I was switching razors and trying a variety of different shaving creams and methods to no avail. I really wanted natural ingredients (such as coconut oil) to be the solution but really, nothing was working. It was during this trial-and-error phase of my beauty routine that I came across Epsom salt as a healthy benefit for my skin. There was no looking back after that!

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An Epsom Salt Bath is My Personal Anxiety-Relief Recipe

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I started adding a couple of scoops to a bath and it worked miracles on more than just my poor sweet legs. I found that if I woke up in the morning with a little too much anxiety going through my body, a short soak was a great cure as well. At that point, I had to share.

Most people are actually magnesium-deficient because of the increasing prevalence of processed foods (especially processed carbs – yikes!). The cause of more than 90% of all hypertension cases in adults; a lack of magnesium is a huge health issue for anyone.

Epsom salt contains magnesium and sulfate, which are easily absorbed through the skin. Anything healthy that can be absorbed through the skin is worth looking at. If taking a bath can be beneficial to your mind as well as body, then Epsom Salt is like a gold mine.

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It’s important to take good care of the energy cycle of your body. Nervous disorders, such as anxiety, can be debilitating and it’s necessary to minimize the impact of stress to stay functional. High blood pressure, chronic fatigue, hyperactivity (ADHD), and heart problems can also be attributed to a lack of magnesium.

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Most people struggle with some level of any of these issues! I’m positive getting some extra magnesium into the body is something any girl should think about. Epsom salt is easy to come by, not to mention incredibly inexpensive. When you’re shopping to replenish toothpaste, soap, and shampoo, throw in a bag of Epsom salt as a weekly prescription from Dr. Me.

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Magnesium sulfate regulates more than 600 enzymes in the body, helping your immune system keep sickness at bay as well. Some doctors say soaking in Epsom salt can speed healing by detoxifying your body and increasing your white blood cell count. You already know the benefits of catching a sickness early, or boosting your immune system as much as possible. This is an easy way to help.

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Trainers also recommend soaking in Epsom salt after a hard workout.

It helps ease sore muscles, heal bruises and sprains, and is a great remedy for tired, swollen feet. Give your muscles a break and your immune system a boost by taking regular 15-30 minute bathsthroughout the week. You’ll sleep better, too!

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Also, the ingredients of Epsom salt are different from what you find in bath salts, dead sea salt, or other salts. A box or bag easy to keep on hand because it is so inexpensive. I buy a big bag at CVS and stock up when they have a sale (2 for $12). One 6-pound bag lasts me about 2-3 weeks. Simply dissolve 2 cups in a warm bath and voila – let the healing begin.

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Remember to take care of others too!

A great gift idea is to add a jar of salt to a basket of essential oils, books, candles, etc. Throw in some yoga pants or a bottle of wine and you’re set. Everyone loves simple indulgences. When you consider the health benefits, Epsom salt is more than just an inexpensive luxury. Save yourself some time and shop online! (You KNOW the Manready Mercantile version in the whiskey bottle is a surefire gift winner.)

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There are so many different ways to use Epsom salt. If you have any ideas, or stories to share about these miracle minerals, share them with the rest of us! I just soak in the salt au natural, but I’m sure an essential oil could spice things up a bit.  Anxiety is no beuno, so hopefully a soak will help some of you like it has helped me.

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