In order to create the buoyancy required to make you float we use Epsom Salt in our floatation tanks. The benefits of Epsom salt aren’t just folklore. In fact, numerous studies have demonstrated the profound and wide-ranging benefits of magnesium and sulfate, naturally occurring minerals that are the two major components of Epsom salt.
Benefits of Epsom Salt
Many athletes use Epsom salt as a natural remedy to help their bodies recover faster.
Magnesium and sulphate can help improve health in numerous ways. A lack of magnesium, which helps regulate the activity of more than 300 enzymes in the body, can contribute to high blood pressure, hyperactivity, heart problems and other health issues, doctors warn. Sulfate is essential for many biological processes. It helps to flush toxins and form proteins in joints, brain tissue and mucin proteins.
Uses for Epsom Salt
We sell Epsom Salt by the kilo so that you can experience the benefits at home. Here are a few suggestions:
- Spa Treatment: After showering, massage handfuls of Epsom salt over wet skin to exfoliate the body. It’s the same treatment many upscale spas use, without the upscale price!
- Hair Volumizer: Combine equal parts warm conditioner and Epsom salt. Work the mixture through your hair and leave for 20 minutes. This really works!
- Exfoliation: Mix 2 cups of Epsom salt with 1/4 cup of petroleum jelly and a few drops of lavender essential oil. Use the mixture to gently scrub away dry skin patches.
- Pedicure: Mix 1/2 cup of Epsom salt with warm, soapy water. Soak feet to soften skin. Remove polish, cut and file nails and calluses. Soak feet in an Epsom salt bath for 5 minutes.
- Summer Ailments: For mosquito bites, bee stings and mild sunburn make compresses by soaking a cotton washcloth in cold water that has been mixed with Epsom salt (2 tablespoons per cup), then apply to the skin.