Epsom Salt for Relaxing Detox Bath

My husband, Joshua was so eager to incorporate into our cleansing and detoxification using Epsom Salt.  Since he was into Complimentary and Alternative Health field of study, daily he is exposed to read informative and helpful articles of living a toxic-free-lifestyle.

Finally, after our 33 weeks of pregnancy appointment and running some errands we went to walmart branch in Jackson and bought a 6 lb. bag of  Epsom Salt Soaking Solutions.  One of the many things I am so thankful about to God is my husband’s dramatic changes in taking care of his body and his desire to live what we are promoting in our herblend site, experiencing the goodness of nature, and the tastes of life.   He is becoming more accountable and more matured in valuing his own well-being in a holistic approach including physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.  The changes in his perspective in taking care of his own health didn’t happened for a night only, it was not drastic.  Prayers and learning from the consequences of his actions made him more determined to choose a healthy lifestyle.  His own health issues brought him this far.  After all we only have one-irreplaceable body to nourish and to take care of not for own sense gratification but to bring glory to God.  As the Bible says,

1 Corinthians 6:20 (ISV)
for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body. 

What is Epsom Salt? 

In the researched I made about epsom salt, it was after the name of a bitter saline spring at Epsom in Surrey, England.  It is not actually salt but a naturally occurring pure mineral compound of magnesium and sulfate.  A natural and economical source of numerous health benefits from health to beauty down to garden and even used for making crafts. 

For now, we are on our first step in knowing the benefits of these natural compound in the field of health and beautification.   

What Epsom Salt does to your body?  Its Benefits?

Every organ in the body — especially the heart, muscles, and kidneys —
needs the mineral magnesium. It also contributes to the makeup of teeth
and bones. Most important, it activates enzymes, contributes to energy
production, and helps regulate calcium levels, as well as copper, zinc,
potassium, vitamin D, and other important nutrients in the body. (Source: University of Maryland Medical Center).  

Sulfate is essential for many biological processes, helping to flush
toxins and helping form proteins in joints, brain tissue and mucin
proteins says epsom salt council.  

Epsom salt also may be used to perform a liver detox, advises Bruce Fife, author of “The Detox Book.”  But careful measure needs to be consider before ingesting it. 

These two minerals are readily absorbed by the skin once added into a warm bath.  In what I observed, since fast foods are one of the most patronized, common and easy-to-avail food sources of the American diet, and not much of whole grains and leafy green vegetables, which are rich in magnesium, most probably their daily intake of magnesium is low. 

In our case, my husband and I use it as an alternative and natural way for detoxification.  Its more practical, money wise no need to visit a spa place just to experience the same effect Epsom Salt Soaking Solution can give at home plus it added a bliss of romance in our relationship.  I am a proud wife to my husband.  He personally prepared my tub of water, all I need to do is to soak myself into it…isn’t it sweet?  He doesn’t just care for his own well being but he also models it towards me.  

Ephesians 5:28-29(ESV) 

28 In the same way husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. 29 For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ does the church,


 For beautification, we added a teaspoon of Epsom salt to our Human Nature Balancing Facial Wash to exfoliate and smoothen our faces’ skin by removing dead skin cells.  


As suggested, we added two cups of Epsom Salt into a warm bath and had it thrice a week.  My husband claims it makes him more alert with a light-sort-of-feeling while for me the first time I used it, “I told to my husband I felt so high in being relaxed”.  It relieves the muscle tiredness I had felt in my legs due to pregnancy plus it soothes the tension in my belly’s skin being in my eight months.  Yes Epsom Salt bathe are safe and advisable for pregnant women who are experiencing uncomfortable changes in the body because of the growth and development of the fetus.  SaltWorks cited that using Epsom salt during baths helps lower blood
pressure (especially for women suffering from preeclampsia, or high
blood pressure during pregnancy).  But you can ask your primary care doctor or pregnancy doctor if you are being in doubt.