Despite its name, epsom salt isn’t actually a salt in the normal sense. Instead, it’s a naturally occurring mineral named after a small English town where it first became known. It’s pure magnesium and sulfate and it has a long history of being a natural remedy for all sorts of issues. Even today it’s still commonly used in a wide range of applications, from health & beauty needs, through to garden growth and support.
Benefits of Epsom Salt
- It’s a great detox: by dissolving epsom salt into your bath water, you’re promoting the removal of toxins from your body.
- It eases stress and relaxes your body: magnesium is consumed by your body during normal functioning. This is especially true when you’re stressed. By soaking in an epsom salt bath you’re replenishing magnesium in your body which results in better serotonin production.
- It relieves pain and muscle cramps: soaking in an epsom salt bath will ease inflammation and pain across your body.
- It promotes muscle and nerve function: an epsom salt bath helps your body regulate electrolytes, plus epsom salt (magnesium) is essential for creating calcium, which your body needs for efficient nerve conduction.