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Epsom Salt Detox


November 08, 2015


Most of us are deficient in magnesium, soaking in a bath soak with Epsom and Sea Salt, which is high in magnesium, is one of the easiest ways to get a boost.  Magnesium is the second most abundant element in our bodies and is used in regulating over 300 enzymes and reactions in the body.  Our magnesium BATH SOAK Detox
levels have dropped by half in the last century due to changes in agriculture and diet. Industrial farming has depleted magnesium from soil and the typical American diet contains much less magnesium than that of our forefathers.  We need calcium to absorb magnesium. Yet’ it’s a delicate balance because the two minerals compete for resources within our body. If you eat too much calcium, you actually hinder your absorption of magnesium.


Magnesium and Sulfates play an important role in the formation of brain tissue, joint proteins and the proteins that line the walls of the digestive tract. They stimulate the pancreas to generate digestive enzymes and are thought to help detoxify the body of medicines and environmental contaminants. Some of the benefits of Magnesium are listed below

  • Improved heart and circulatory health, reducing irregular heartbeats, preventing hardening of the arteries, reducing blood clots and lowering blood pressure.
  • Improved ability for the body to use insulin, reducing the incidence or severity of diabetes.
  • For children to help mineral absorption and improve sleep
  • For acne, eczema or other skin problems
  • Flushed toxins and heavy metals from the cells, easing muscle pain and helping the body to eliminate harmful substances.
  • Reduced inflammation to relieve pain and muscle cramps.
  • Improved absorption of nutrients.
  • Improved formation of joint proteins, brain tissue and mucin proteins.
  • Prevention or easing of migraine headaches.
  • Stress relief
  • Muscle aches
  • Increasing insulin sensitivity
  • Improving circulation
  • Better nutrient absorption

Why Incorporate an Epsom Salt or Sea Salt Soak Bath to improve your Health?

Magnesium is not easily absorbed through the digestive tract which is why you don't see a push for magnesium supplements. However the skin is the body’s largest organ, and as such, has an amazing ability to absorb, filter toxins, and deliver nutrients to the body. It is also a visible sign of the health of the body as a whole. So taking an Epsom or Sea Salt bath is a great way to replenish our body of magnesium and sulphates.Bath Soak Dead Sea Salt


Oatmeal Bath Soak: This calms irritated skin, poison ivy, dermatitis, high blood pressure, and stress. Sometimes I make a simple oatmeal soak with goats milk, Epsom salt with clove and orange essential oils. 


1 cup Epsom salt
1 cup quick oats
1/2 cup powdered goat's milk
5 drops Clove Essential Oil
5 drops Orange Essential Oil


Grind oats in a food processor or coffee grinder into a fine flour-like texture.
Mix all ingredients in a bowl until oils are evenly distributed.
Store in a glass jar and use about 1 cup of mixture per bath.
Tip: Create a pouch for your mixture using cotton muslin bag. 

We have created a soak to take the edge off a stressful day and soothe your sore muscles with calming botanicals of lavender flowers, Epsom salt, pink Himalayan salt, lemon, grapefruit, lavender and eucalyptus essential oils.  Our SORE MUSCLE SOAK is our bestselling soak and it comes with a muslin bag 


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