Benefits of Epsom Salt Bathing

Epsom salts are renowned for their healing benefits and I’ve been taking Epsom salt baths for over 10 years. I can definitely tell the difference between when I salt bath regularly and when I don’t now!

To take an Epsom salt bath, you need quite a lot of Epsom salt. I get mine HERE, it’s the cheapest place with free delivery for 10kg, so will last you a good few months if you take regular Epsom salt baths. Use two cups of Epsom salts in a standard size bath. It’s best to use warm (not hot) water and pour the Epsom salts under the running water to help them dissolve a little quicker. Soak in the bath for around 15-20 minutes and shower off afterwards to avoid the skin drying out. You can also use Epsom salts in a small foot bath for tired and achy feet.

Here are some of the benefits of Epsom salt bathing and why I love it!

  • Epsom salts contain magnesium which aids loads of bodily functions and detoxification.

  • Soothes the skin (be mindful however, if you have open cuts or wounds). Can soften the skin and exfoliates dead skin cells.

  • Great for muscle aches and soreness. It can also be beneficial for joint pain too. the magnesium in the Epsom slats reduce swelling, inflammation and soreness.

  • Reduce stress. This could be because taking a 20 minutes soak in the bath is a great way to physically relax and an ideal time to meditate or practise mindfulness.

  • Draws out splinters. By soaking the area in Epsom salt water, the splinter is brought to the surface, the skin is softened around it, making it easier to remove.

  • Epsom salt baths are also great for healing bruises quicker and sunburn.

You also can make an Epsom salt bath more luxurious with essential oils if that tickles your fancy 🙂 Let me know if you’d ever tried epsom salt bathing and what benefits you got from it! Buy cheap 10kgs of Epsom salts HERE.

Helen x