Been out Christmas shopping? Restore with an Epsom Salt bath

We buy huge tubs of Epsom salts and add a couple of handfuls to our baths. 

Epsom salts, or magnesium sulphate will soothe sore muscles by increasing circulation to those muscles and by drawing toxins out. If you are interested in the science behind their ability to restore, the process is reverse osmosis. In this process magnesium enters the body where concentrations are low. This is because many of us are magnesium deficient due to modern farming methods and our over consumption of sugar, salt and protein (not if you follow the advice on this blog!!) which rob the body of magnesium. Entry is through the skin. In a similar way toxins are drawn out of the body through the skin. You need to stay in the bath for at least 20 minutes though for the salts to work their magic (a good excuse for a long soak!!)

Because Epsom salts are a great way to detoxify you might want to make sure you have some for your post-Christmas detox too. 

If you have any health concerns please consult your medical practitioner before taking Epsom Salt baths.

Happy Advent
Janet x

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