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Health Tips: The Healing and Detoxifying Benefits of Epsom Salt

From relaxing sore muscles to eliminating impurities and improving your skin’s texture, featured here are the healing and detoxifying benefits of epsom salt for your body.

For years, athletes and wellness experts have been touting the benefits of epsom salt baths, as they claim this natural health care product can help eradicate muscle fatigue and tension, pull harmful toxins from the body, and act as a powerful skin exfoliator.

The Benefits of Epsom Salt

As stated on The Doctor Oz Show, “comprised of the minerals magnesium and sulfate, Epsom salt is a natural exfoliant and anti-inflammation remedy that can be used to treat dry skin, sore muscles, small wounds and even to fight illness.”


Benefits of Epsom Salt for Muscle Pain

Epsom salt baths (have) been shown to improve the symptoms of many health conditions including athlete’s foot, gout, toenail fungus, sprains, bruises and muscle soreness. It is also good for anyone dealing with chronic disease or chronic pain to do regular Epsom baths to help detoxify and de-inflame while improving mineral and sulfur balance in the body. Do not use soap with an Epsom salt bath, as it will interfere with the action of the minerals and the detoxification process. [Source: Natural News]

Chiropractor Dr. Michael Agrella (based in Carmel, California) explains that epsom salt baths are effective in reducing muscle soreness and to help clear the body of toxins. He says that soaking in an epsom salt bath or even using a foot tub for about 20 minutes on a regular basis has helped him personally, as well as many of his patients.

Benefits of Epsom Salt for Detoxification Purposes

The Epsom Salt Council explains that “Epsom salt is made up of naturally occurring minerals magnesium and sulfate, which can help improve health in numerous ways. A lack of magnesium—which helps regulate the activity of more than 300 enzymes in the body—can contribute to high blood pressure, hyperactivity, heart problems and other health issues, doctors warn. Sulfate is essential for many biological processes. It helps to flush toxins and form proteins in joints, brain tissue and mucin proteins.”

Benefits of Epsom Salt for Healthy Skin

“Epsom salt’s anti-inflammatory properties make it a great tool for alleviating mild sunburn irritation.” [Source:] In addition, epsom salt can be combined with Vaseline to gently exfoliate lips or with body oils as a natural body scrub. Epsom salt baths not only help stimulate circulation in the body, they also help soothe and heal dry skin.

To experience all the benefits of epsom salt, by incorporating this miraculous natural health care product into your regular health and beauty regimen can have wondrous effects on your skin, body, and overall sense of well-being.

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