Im never without a few tea spoons of this when I have a bath. So good, relieves body. Old fashioned wholesome remedy. good for anyone who requires additional help in the bath, great cheap alternative.
I read all the raves about this while bathing and I didn't believe it at first. But after I tried it, I felt like I was in heaven. I never took baths before, but ever since I started my own business, I can feel the stress on me. And with bathing it feels like I am floating on a small cloud. It just feels so good. I had trouble sleeping for the longest time, and for the first time after taking a bath with Epsom salts, I slept deeply.
Yes you will feel very light headed as you get out of the tub and you will feel thirsty. But all the all, It is the best product that is dirt cheap and can take all the stress away. I have always had problems with my back muscle from sitting in front of the computer for 12 hours a day. And for the first time, I can feel that my back muscle is pain free. Even Asprin doesn't help me much, but this does. I am going to try this with some oatmeal next time.
Good stuff, really recommended. You don't need to buy one that is with the scents that's supposed to do something...just buy the one that is the biggest container you can find. I found one that is 4kg and only 6 dollars. and there are ones that are only 1kg and 6 dollars. don't get fooled, the cheaper one works the same.
I'm addicted. I take an epsom salt bath at least 4 times a week... sometimes more. It's so nice to just soak and breathe in the relaxing scent (I use lavender a lot...) and know you're going to sleep well and feel great in the morning! I wonder if more people turned to epsom salts, if there would be a decrease in Rx drugs for pain, arthritis, neuropathy... ?? It's good stuff. Any brand :)
There is nothing better than an epsom salt bath for when you feel achy and stressed. Afterward I feel like I've taken a narcotic and a sleeping pill. Strong stuff. Dirt cheap. Feels great pouring two cups into a steaming bath and feeling instant relief. There isn't a prescription drug on the market that can make you feel this good. Only trouble is you will become addicted. I stopped for a week and my body was in withdrawal!
This stuff is awesome, it's so good for you. It's a great detoxifier and really helps sore muscles. It's especially good to use after long-distance running because it's sucks the lactic acid build-up out of your muscles. Soak for 20 minutes and don't add anything else to the water such as bath oils and soaps because this will alter the chemical balance.
Also make sure the water isn't too hot and take it easy after you get out, it can make you feel really drained and possibly light headed. Drink lots of water afterwards.
This really helps when I am feeling a little bloated, or am sore from working out. I don't know how this does it, but I just feel better once I get out of the tub. I even look a little less bloated! Wonderful stuff! It's rather "mind-bottling" how great a type of salt can be!
I started using this as a body scrub and couldn't be more happy with it. I mixed together some coconut oil, apricot facial scrub and epsom salt together in a container and used to scrub myself down. Not only is it super cheap to make, my skin felt so soft! I use to use a sea salt scrub from bath and body works, but it was so expensive! Now that I whipped up this baby, I use it at least twice a week. Plus if you're achy from a long day at work, put a few cups in the tub and you'll feel a whole lot better!
Cheap awesomeness! I sprained my shoulder and tried this. Holy cow, good for aches AND i felt soooo gooood after coming out. SO relaxing! Will use the salts weekly from here on.
After a particularly brutal session with the massage therapist I see (think "sports medicine massage" rather than "rub you with hot stones/seaweed/cocoa/whatever spa massage" she made me promise to stop at the drugstore on my way home, pick up a sack of epsom salts & take as hot a bath as I could stand to help the muscles she'd just unknotted.
Two hours later, I dumped two cups of salts into a steaming hot bath. Swished it around to dissolve. Eased my aching bod in.
I noticed a few minutes into the soak that I was sweating -- not exercise sweat, but the sort of big-beads of moisture sweat you get when you're in a really hot sauna or russian bath.
Epsom Salts are supposed to be great for drawing toxins out of the skin, & this made me feel like I could see them sweating out.
After 20 minutes of soaking, not only were my muscles relaxed, but I noticed on emerging from the bath that my skin was baby soft. My face (which had been sweating as well, & which I had kept wiping with a clean washcloth doused in the Epsom Salt water) looked clearer, & even after the flush from the bath subsided I had a rosy glow.
I am now going to experiment with Epsom Salt/salt solution for skincare & will report back!
Best Bargain EVER.
Awesome treatment for breakouts: Fill a bath with hot as you can stand water. Add two cups of Epsom Salts (swish to dissolve), 10 drops of tea tree essential oil, 5 drops of lavender essential oil. Soak. Wipe your face (or any break-out area) gently with a clean facecloth soaked in the waters. Cheap, easy detox for clogged skin!
(You can also try a mini treatment by filling your sink with hot water, 1/4 cup of salts, several drops of tea tree & lavender oils. repeatedly splash your face or apply as a compress with facecloth).
SO CHEAP, and exceptional for its relaxation and relieving qualities. I feel much better about adding a naturally-occurring ingredient (magnesium sulfate salt) to my bath for relaxation over the other products I have owned with not-so-naturally-occurring ingredients. A hot epsom salt bath is a very simple way to draw out toxins from the body. Epsom salt promotes perspiration, draws out acidic wastes, and relieves muscle aches and pains. The health benefits of Epsom salts (salt hailing from Epsom, England in 1600's) are plentiful and it is touted by medical experts and of course natural physicians concerned with the extra toxins we get from conventional products.
Easy Epsom Salt Detox Bath recipe - 1 cup Epsom salts, 1 handful sea salt, 2 tbsp bath oil. A twenty-minute soak no more than once or twice a week. Completely relaxing.
Epsom Salt Detox Scrub: If your skin is tough, you can make your own exfoliating salt scrub by mixing a handful of epsom salts with 1 tbsp bath oil or olive oil. Just like they use at the "onsens" therapeutic ancient hot springs in Japan I visited some years back! And especially when you have the flu -- an espom soak in tepid water will get rid of the body aches! LOVE LOVE LOVE this stuff! What a steal at $2 for a 1 lb. bag at any local drugstore.