Epsom Salt Baths For a Good Sleep
So, who needs massage when you can relax at home and enjoy a do-it-yourself spa (and you can skip the massage, yup)?
My curiosity in organic food and natural healing stuff led me to this new beauty/health regimen: the epsom salt baths. Although salts are not something new in my beauty routine, as I used to have a full body scrub at least once a month using the fine bath salts you can buy in department stores. This epsom salts, however, offers more health benefits.
Epsom salts are of bigger granules, and very similar to rock salt, only that it is more opaque in color and is more dry and hard. It is said to relieve muscle aches, relieve stress, can speed up wound healing, improve blood circulation (which I really, really need as I am always sitting in the office), relieves headache, is good for those with respiratory illness, treats acne, eczema and other skin problems, relieves joint pain, helps mineral absorption.
Epsom salt is magnesium sulfate,which is when used in your bath, is absorbed by the skin, and gives you the benefits listed above. I want to emphasize the importance of having it absorbed by the skin, skin being the largest organ of the body, the skin where toxins are flushed out through the pores. That may be the reason why some people also have skin diseases, as these could be a sign of more serious internal health issues. So, be careful on what you apply to your skin.
Do-it-yourself: Soak in a tub with two to three cups of epsom salt. Or, if you do not have a tub like me, just pour the salt on a bucket of water for your last rinse. Simple. I had a very good sleep the first time I did it, and as if by magic, the muscle pains on my back all disappeared in the morning.
Thank you for reading! :)