I will admit it, I’m a spa junkie. I won’t pay over $30 for a new purse but I don’t blink an eye at dropping $300 for a massage and soak in a salt whirlpool. Unfortunately, my chosen career (yoga instructor) doesn’t provide me with tons of disposable income. What’s a spa junkie to do??? Well, this spa junkie has figured out how to bring the spa, HOME!
No less than four times a week, I soak in my bathtub at home. To transform my bathroom into a spa I turn down the lights and add a few cups of my Bound for Bliss Lavender Dead Sea and Epsom Salt Soak. It’s packed full of minerals and nutrients that are good for my skin and help promote a healthy adrenal system (and more!). And the lavender essential oil ease my busy mind and help promote youthful skin. Yes all of these amazing benefits come from just a few cups of mother nature!
So what is so healthful about Epsom Salt?? (Below copied from http://www.saltworks.us/salt_info/epsom-uses-benefits.asp)
“The wonders of Epsom salt have been well-known for hundreds of years and unlike other salts, Epsom salt has beneficial properties that can soothe the body, mind and soul. Some of the countless health benefits include relaxing the nervous system, curing skin problems, soothing back pain and aching limbs, easing muscle strain, healing cuts, treating cold and congestion, and drawing toxins from the body. One of the simplest ways to ease stress and stress-related problems is to soak in a tub full of hot water with a few cups of Bound for Bliss RELAX Dead Sea and Epsom Salt Soak. Some of the magical benefits of Epsom salt include:
Eases stress and relaxes the body
Stress drains the body of magnesium and increases levels of adrenaline. When dissolved in warm water, Epsom salt is absorbed through the skin and replenishes the level of magnesium in the body. The magnesium helps to produce serotonin, a mood-elevating chemical within the brain that creates a feeling of calm and relaxation. Research shows that magnesium also increases energy and stamina by encouraging the production of ATP (adenosine triphosphate), the energy packets made in the cells. Experts believe that bathing with Epsom salt at least three times a week helps you to look better, feel better and gain more energy. Magnesium ions also relax and reduce irritability by lowering the effects of adrenaline. They lower blood pressure, create a relaxed feeling, improve sleep and concentration, and help muscles and nerves to function properly.
Relieves pain and muscle cramps
An Epsom salt bath is known to ease pain and relieve inflammation, making it beneficial in the treatment of sore muscles, bronchial asthma and migraine headaches. In addition, it has been known to heal cuts and reduce soreness from childbirth. Mix a thick paste of Epsom salt with hot water and apply to get soothing comfort. Try soaking your aching, tired (and smelly) feet in a tub of water with half a cup Bound for Bliss DEEP RELEASE Dead Sea and Epsom Salt Bath Soak. Epsom salt softens skin and will even neutralize foot odor.
Helps muscles and nerves function properly
Studies show that Epsom salt can help regulate electrolytes in your body, ensuring proper functioning of the muscles, nerves and enzymes. Magnesium is also known to be critical in the proper use of calcium, which serves as a main conductor of the electric impulses in your body.
Helps prevent hardening of arteries and blood clots
Epsom salt is believed to improve heart health and help prevent heart disease and strokes by improving blood circulation, lowering blood pressure, protecting the elasticity of arteries, preventing blood clots and reducing the risk of sudden heart attack deaths.
Makes insulin more effective
Proper magnesium and sulfate levels increase the effectiveness of insulin in the body, helping to lower the risk or severity of diabetes.
Numerous studies have revealed that Epsom salt can be used to treat constipation. Taken internally, Epsom salt acts as a detoxifying agent for colon cleansing. The salt acts like a laxative by increasing water in the intestines and can bring about temporary relief from constipation. However, it is strictly warned that Epsom salts should not be used to relieve constipation without the consultation of a physician.
Eliminates toxins from the body
The sulfates in Epsom salt help flush toxins and heavy metals from the cells, easing muscle pain and helping the body to eliminate harmful substances. Your skin is a highly porous membrane and adding the right minerals to your bathwater triggers a process called reverse osmosis, which actually pulls salt out of your body, and harmful toxins along with it. For a detoxifying bath, at least once weekly add two cups of our Bound for Bliss RELAX Dead Sea and Epsom Salt Soak to the water in a bathtub and soak for 10 minutes.
In addition to all the healthy benefits of soaking in Epsom Salt, the essential oil blends that are artfully added to the soaks make for a wonderful spa experience. Send me and email and I will gladly mail you samples of the Bound for Bliss Salt Soaks available!!