Blog - Epsom Salts; what's it all about?

By The Haven Team: 01 Sep 2015

Epsom salt is a naturally occurring mineral compound of magnesium and sulfate, both of which are easily absorbed through the skin. Magnesium plays a number of key roles in the body including reducing inflammation, helping nerve and muscle function, and preventing the clogging of arteries.

Sulfates help with the absorption of nutrients, easing migraines, and flushing toxins. They also help strengthen the walls of the digestive tract.

Some other positive effects of Epsom Salts:

Ease stress and promote relaxation

Stress drains the body of magnesium, and given that most of us are under chronic stress, our bodies are magnesium deficient.

When Epsom salt is dissolved in warm water, the magnesium can be absorbed through the skin to help replenish magnesium levels in the body. Magnesium helps promote a feeling of calm and relaxation. It also increases energy and reduces irritability. Epsom salt baths can help improve your sleep and concentration.

Detox the Body

The sulfates in Epsom salt flush toxins and heavy metals from the cells helping the body eliminate these substances.

Soften and soothe your skin

If you have dry, itchy skin or a more serious condition like eczema or psoriasis, Epsom salt baths can help. The mineral-rich bath water can help soften and soothe skin. They can help keep skin soft and prevent wrinkles. Just rinse off any salt after your bath and apply moisturiser afterwards.

Ease muscle pain

Epsom salt baths can reduce inflammation and ease pain, which makes it a great treatment for sore muscles and migraine headaches.