Epsom Salt Bath and Foot Soak – Benefits and Recipes

It is a well known fact that Epsom salt baths are an optimal way to relax and detoxify the body as well as to experience the benefits of magnesium.But, the majority of people find the preparation for Epsom salt bath a little bit hard and if you are one of them, you should keep in mind that you can extract the same health benefits with the help of an Epsom salt foot soak.Epsom salts are crystal clear mineral structures that raise in the nature. They are made of magnesium and sulfate.The most regular use of Epsom salt is as an accessory to hot foot soak or hot bath.Using Epsom salt in this way will relieve and remove stress, cleanse the body and promote weight loss or proper weight management.

 Health Benefits of Epsom Salt Bath

When you add Epsom salt in a hot bath, the basic ingredients of this salt(sulfate and magnesium) are dissolved and soaked through the skin. Lastly, they reach our bloodstream.Epsom salt helps us to get rid of the toxins from the body with the help of a process famous as reverse osmosis. In this process the toxins are secreted through the skin and substituted with sulfates and magnesium from the salt.Magnesium is an significant mineral needed by more than 300 enzymes. Magnesium enhances muscle and nerve functions, eases inflammation and boosts blood flow in all body parts.Also, sulfates are essential for the proper maintenance of joints and for improving their health and the health of skin tissue.

Epsom Salt Foot Bath Health Benefits

The regular use of Epsom salt foot baths can help people suffering from athlete’s foot, sprains, toenail fungus, muscle cramps, bruises and gout.Also,this bath can help people boost immunity because it makes the harmful toxins go away and soothes inflammation.

Also,Epsom salt baths include improvement in cases of:Insomnia,arthritis swelling and pain,tight muscles and stiff joints,psoriasis,tired and swollen feet,soreness caused by diarrhea,fibromyalgia,injuries and damages caused by sunburn,improper blood circulation,insulin sensitivity,high acidity,ingrown toenails,inflammation,stress,migraines and headaches.

For preparation you will need: Two cups of Epsom salt (you can also use one cup of Epsom salt bath because the quantity depends on the body weight),between ten and twenty drops of lavender oil,1/3 cup of apple cider vinegar and one cup of baking soda.


Spill cool water in the tub. Put one or two cups of Epsom salt in the water and take a bath for 20 minutes three times a week. Don’t use Epsom salt in a whirlpool, hot bathtub or tubs with jets unless you are certain that its use won’t affect the work of the tub.But also there are some experts who advise soaking in this bath for 45 minutes, so that the body can get enough time to eliminate the toxins and completely soak the magnesium.And also, there are experts who advise that we don’t need to soak for more than half an hour. But,our recommendation is to start slowly and adjust the amount according to your desires.


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