Epsom salt (Magnesium sulphate) derives its name from its place of origin, namely a town named Epsom in England. The salts were first found in the waters of this town. It might come as a big surprise, but Epsom salt has a vast variety of uses inside and outside our homes. In this article, we will be looking into only a few ways that you can use this inexpensive wonder product.
There is quite a bit of evidence that magnesium may help headaches and even migraines when used regularly. Some sources even think that magnesium deficiency may increase the chance of headaches. I’ve noticed that when I consume magnesium or use it transdermally, I also don’t seem to get headaches.
2.Stress relief and sleep aid
When your body is deficient in magnesium it can lower your serotonin levels, making you sad, while also affecting your appetite and sleep. When you soak in a bath of Epsom salts, it aids your body in the production of serotonin. Magnesium in the Epsom salt not only helps to reduce stress and improve your mood, but it also helps you sleep. Plus studies show that those suffering from Lyme disease can greatly benefit from Epsom salt soaks. Just be sure the water is not too hot.
3.Relieves pain and muscular stiffness
Whether you work at a desk or a construction site, coming home with aches and pains after a hard day isn’t pleasant. But by having a long, hot bath with Epsom salts, you can take advantage of the substance’s anti-inflammatory properties. Magnesium sulphate relieves muscle tension, headaches and sore feet.
Epsom salts are often sold as a laxative to help relieve constipation.Use only the amount suggested on the label or by your doctor, suggest experts. Never take Epsom salts if you also have severe stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, or a sudden change in bowel habits that has lasted two weeks or more. Simply dissolve one dose of Epsom salts into eight ounces of warm water. A little lemon can make the drink more palatable.
According to the Epsom Salt Council, Epsom salt increases osmotic pressure on the skin, which draws foreign bodies toward the surface. Dissolve one cup of Epsom salt in a tub of water and soak the affected area.
A simple Epsom salt treatment will leave your hair feeling soft and full of body! Add equal parts of a deep conditioner and Epsom salt to a saucepan and stir to combine. Place the pan on your stovetop over low heat, just until the mixture is warmed through. Work the conditioner and Epsom salt mixture through your hair, then rinse after 20 minutes.
7.Soothe a sunburn
If you miss a spot with your trusty sunscreen and end up with an angry red mark, try this trick for easing a sunburn: Dissolve 2 tablespoons of Epsom salt in 1 cup of water in a spray bottle, and then spray the mixture on the sunburn to help reduce irritation.
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