Epsom Salt, magnesium sulphate, is a natural mineral commonly used as a bath salt, and taken internally to treat numerous conditions. Magnesium plays a fundamental part in living cells.
Symptoms and effects of magnesium deficiency can include: Hyperexcitability, dizziness, muscle cramps, muscle weakness, fatigue, hypocalcemia, low serum potassium levels (hypokalemia), retention of sodium, low circulating levels of parathyroid hormone (PTH), neurological and muscular symptoms (tremor, muscle spasms, tetany), loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, personality changes, irregular heartbeat and even death from heart failure. You can have your levels of magnesium checked by a doctor.
Rich food sources of magnesium include leafy green vegetables, pumpkin seeds, brazil nuts, sesame seeds, almonds, wheat bran, cashew, soybeans, cilantro, sage, spearmint, chives, brown rice and bananas.
Epsom salt, when dissolved in water, may be absorbed by the skin and this may be one of the benefits of Epsom salt baths or magnesium oil.
Uses for Epsom Salt:
Magnesium bath soak- Add at least 1 cup to a warm bath and soak for 20 minutes.
Splinter Removal – Soak in concentrated Epsom salt water to pull out a splinter.
Magnesium Foot Scrub – Make a magnesium foot scrub for a boost of magnesium and super soft skin.
Foot Soak– For a concentrated magnesium boost, add 1 cup to a hot foot soak and soak for 20 minutes.
Better Vegetables – Add a tablespoon of Epsom salt to the soil of a tomato plant to boost growth.
Facial Wash– Add a pinch to your usual face cleaner (or to your oil cleansing routine) for a skin exfoliating magnesium boost.
Tile/Grout Cleaner – Mix equal parts of liquid dish soap and Epsom salts and use to scrub tile and grout. Rinse well for a streak free shine.
Body Aches – Add 2 cups to a warm bath and soak for at least 20 minutes to help relieve muscle sprains and for a transdermal magnesium boost.
Homemade Sea Salt Spray – Make your own sea salt spray to add texture and volume to hair.
Water House Plant s– Add two tablespoons of Epsom salt to the water when you water house plants for more growth.
Volume Boosting Hair Mask – Combine equal parts of conditioner and Epsom salt and leave on hair for 20 minutes. Rinse well and let air dry for thicker hair.
Get rid of slugs – Sprinkle Epsom salt to deter them.
Laxative – For occasional constipation, a teaspoon dissolved in water can help. Check with a doctor first.
Beautiful Roses – Add a tablespoon a week to the soil around rose bushes before watering for faster growth.
Soil Prep – Before planting, we add a few 5-pound bags to the soil in the garden and water in to help replenish soil magnesium levels.
Headache relief– There is evidence that soaking in a soothing salt bath may help relieve headache.
Smooth skin– Mix 1/2 cup Epsom salt with 1/4 cup olive oil and scrub skin in the shower for healthy and smooth skin.
Itchy Skin or Bug Bites– Dissolve a tablespoon in to 1/2 cup of water and cool. Spritz on itchy skin or apply a wet compress to help relieve itching.
Minor Sunburn Relief– Use the same ratio in the itchy skin relief above and spritz on to minor sunburns to help soothe them.
Help Kids Sleep Better– Add a cup to kids’ bath water before bed to help them sleep peacefully.
Magnesium Oil is a natural substance that can be applied to the skin or poured into ones’ bath like Epsom salts. Magnesium chloride, applied transdermally is the ideal magnesium delivery system with medical benefits unequalled in the entire world of medicine. Yet one does not need a doctor to prescribe or administer it.
With magnesium oil, the concentrate can simply be applied to the skin or poured into bath water, and in an instant we have a powerful medical treatment. Intensive transdermal and oral magnesium therapy can be safely applied day in and day out for consistent health benefits. Magnesium oil is nothing short of a miracle to a person deficient in magnesium.
Pain management with magnesium employs magnesium oil applied transdermally to the skin.
“Using magnesium oil is the quickest and most convenient way to transmit magnesium chloride into the cells and tissues through the skin. 2-3 sprays under each armpit function as a highly effective deodorant, while at the same time transporting magnesium swiftly through the thin skin into the glands, lymph channels, and bloodstream, for distribution throughout the body. Spray it onto the back of the hand or the top of the feet any time of day or night for continuous magnesium absorption. Regardless of where you apply the spray on the body, once it penetrates the surface of the skin, the body transports it to whichever tissues need magnesium most.”
Magnesium Oil enhances recovery from athletic activity or injuries. It reduces pain and inflammation while propagating quicker regeneration of tissues. Topical application of magnesium chloride increases flexibility, which helps avoid injury. It also increases strength and endurance.
Dr. Jeff Schutt says that hamstring injuries can be avoided through nutritional support because contraction and relaxation is dependent on adequate cellular levels of magnesium. “A shortened hamstring is a result of lack of available magnesium,” he says. Liquid magnesium chloride can be simply sprayed and rubbed into a sore Achilles tendon to decrease swelling. And soaking the feet in a magnesium chloride footbath is the single best thing – apart from stretching – that you can do for yourself to protect from, or recover from hamstring and other injuries.
One of the most luxurious medical treatments on earth is to receive magnesium massages with magnesium oil on a consistent basis.
Pain relief and muscle relaxation for people with arthritis and muscle cramping is an important and significant benefit of magnesium oil. Magnesium applied directly to the skin alleviates chronic pain, muscle cramps, and in general makes our job of opening up and softening muscles and connective tissue much easier. Magnesium is a potent vasodilator, and smooth muscle relaxant.