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The Wonders of Epsom Salts

epsom salts skin care Epsom salts are named for the mineral rich waters of Epsom, England, where they were known at least as far back as Shakespeare's day. When bathing, the magnesium sulfate (Epsom salt) is absorbed through the skin and is an inexpensive and natural way to reduce stress, treat skin problems, and draw toxins from the body.

Epsom salts has been a long time natural remedy for a number of ailments. An Epsom salts bath is known to relieve aching limbs, muscle strain and back pain. In addition, it has been known to heal cuts, reduce soreness from childbirth and relieves colds and congestion. Furthermore, Epsom salts will flush toxins and heavy metals from the body.

Epsom salts is a natural stress reliever too. Stress drains the body of magnesium. An Epsom salts bath absorbs magnesium into our body thus helping to relieve stress. The magnesium helps to produce adequate amounts of serotonin, a mood-elevating chemical within the brain that creates a feeling of calm and relaxation.

Epsom salts has many uses, as an all body exfoliate to remove dead skin cells and promote circulation, as a foot soaking agent to smooth, relax and refresh your feet and neutralizes odors, and as a facial exfoliate.

Below are some easy skin care recipes using Epsom salts. The cost is minimal yet very beneficial for your skin.

Just Like the Spa
Massage a handful of Epsom Salts mixed with 1-tablespoon bath oil or olive oil and rub all over wet skin to cleanse exfoliate and soften the rough spots! Rinse well. Note recommended on freshly shaved legs.

Detox Bath Recipe
1 Cup Epsom Salts
1 handful sea salt
2 Tablespoons bath oil, olive oil, sweet almond oil or any skin safe essential oil. Also consider lavender and/or patchouli for fragrance. Pour the ingredients into the tub while the tub is filling.

Easy Facial Cleanser
Mix 1/2 Tsp of Epsom Salts into cleansing cream for a deep-pore cleansing. Massage on skin. Rinse with cool water. Pat dry.

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