Epsom salt/bath salt

Ven Pongal/Kara Pongal
January 1, 2020
Kollu Rasam/Horsegram Rasam
January 3, 2020

Epsom salt is also known as magnesium sulfate. It looks similar to crystal salt. This is used for both internal and external purpose. This salt is used to treat many skin ailments.

Where do we find Epsom Salt?

We can find it online and drug or grocery stores.

Is there any other name for Epsom Salt?

It is also know as Bath Salt.

How do we use Epsom Salt?

It can be simply dissolved in bathwater when you use your bathtub.

For adults:

Soak 2 cups of Epsom salt in your bathtub.

For children:

½ cup of Epsom salt and any essential oil (optional) can be added in the bathtub.

Benefits of Epsom Salt:

When we dissolve them in bathtub, it releases magnesium and sulfate ions, which is absorbed through your skin and helps to relax muscles and helps to relieve pain in our body.

We always use Epsom salt for bath and not for consuming purpose. Some claim it helps to detox our body when you consume. It is good to get advise from the doctor before we use anything internally. We use Epsom salt for our kids as well.

It is not necessary to have bathtub to use this salt, we can use this salt to soak our feet in the Luke warm water. Soaking the feet in Epsom salt helps to reduce foot odor and relieves from pain.

Other benefits are

  1. Helps with constipation
  2. Promotes sleep
  3. Reduce soreness and pain
  4. Reduce stress
  5. Boost immune system
  6. Fights cold

Used to remove splinters:

It is difficult to remove splinter in children. It helps to soften the splinter by soaking the affected area in Epsom salt.

Is it safe for Children? 

It is safe to use for children but it is always good to consult your GP before you start something new for your children.

It helps to detox their body and absorb the minerals that will strengthen their immune system.

Things to consider while using Epsom salt:

  1. Never use more than 2 cups of salt in the bath.
  2. Consult your doctor before using it for children.
  3. Epsom salt bath can be given only once or twice a week.

We can also add essential oils along with this salt for more relaxation. It is generally safe and easy to use. Buy premium quality salt. Enjoy Epsom salt in your bath.

Stay Healthy

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