Epsom salts baths have been a traditional remedy for many centuries to treat everything from stress, skin problems, inflammation, arthritis, digestive issues and many other illnesses as well as having a reputation for being just good for health and beauty.
Dr Johanna Budwig was a doctor and recognised the science of the benefits of Epsom slats.
Epsom salts is the common name for magnesium sulphate, MgSO4 Bathing in an Epsom salts is actually a good way of getting magnesium, a much needed mineral into the body. Epsom salts is a soluble compound of magnesium, sulphur and oxygen. Modern diets, high intensity farming methods have depleted our foods of magnesium leaving most people deficient in this essential nutrient.
A great source of Magnesium
It is important to levels of magnesium in the body. Enjoying an Epsom salts bath is a great way of making up for dietary deficiency in the element Magnesium. It is highly soluble and easily absorbed through the skin.
First buy your Epsom Salts
Epsom salts is very cheap. You don’t need fancy grades and pretty packaging, it will probably come in a big sack or bucket of 20-25kg. As you will use up to a couple of kilos a week these large packs are ideal. It should cost around £20 plus shipping for 25kg (at 2016 prices).
How to have an Epsom salts bath
Simply place two cups of Epsom salts into a warm bath while it is running. Relax in the bath for 15-20 minutes three times per week.
Epsom salts foot bath
If you can’t manage a bath as an alternative try nice warm foot bath with half a cup of Epsom salts dissolved in it. 20 minutes three times per week.
Any additives ?
Johanna Budwig didn’t mention any additives. She probably wouldn’t have been against scented candles and soothing music but you always have to think about any possibility of interactions and altering of effect that might be caused by perfumes or oils.