Epsom salts

*Disclaimer- This post isn’t sponsored and is my opinion only. If you have medical queries you should consult your GP. *

“Epsom salt is actually magnesium sulfate, a pure, time-tested mineral compound with dozens of uses. We’ve interviewed many people featured on this site — award-winning doctors, best-selling authors, gardening experts, researchers, a two-time Olympian and specialists who have worked with celebrities for beauty and fitness — all of whom describe the uses and benefits of Epsom salt.”

Taken from http://www.epsomsaltcouncil.org/

Epsom salt, according to doctors, has many health benefits including soothing muscle pains/aches, providing relief from sunburn, removing splinters, increasing your bodies levels of magnesium and decreasing swelling. The most common way to use Epsom salt is to bathe on in it but you can also use it in  a variety of different ways, including making a hair mask.

So what is Epsom salt?

Epsom Salt is magnesium sulphate a pure mineral compound in crystal form.

How do I use Epsom salts?

Epsom salts have been a godsend in helping with managing my fibromyalgia. I was recommended there use by my Bowen Therapist (keep your eye out for a post on Bowen Therapy next week) and haven’t looked back since. I bathe in an Epsom salt bath  2- 3 times a week and it helps relax my sore muscles, helps me sleep and cleanses my skin. I tend to use the Westlab Epsom Salt 5kg bag from Amazon at £14.99.

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I recommend trying Epsom salts if you haven’t already as they really helped me. If you do use Epsom salts how do you use them?

Gentle hugs

Hannah

 

3 thoughts on “Epsom salts

  1. Lee says:

    Hi Hannah, I always forget about epsom salts and truthfully do find it very difiicult to get in and out of the bath (I’m a shower person now) BUT this is a great article as many people don’t know how good this simple and cheap thing can be for Fibromyalgia. I would LOVE you to link it up at Fibro Friday this week.

    • @myfibroanewbeginning says:

      Thanks. I know it is amazing. I actually received a bag for Christmas from a friend last year and I must admit it was one of the best gifts, especially as I was about to run out! I also tend to shower now unless my husband is at home in case I get stuck! Shared the link as requested!

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