Did you know !! Made by @healthyfoodadvice . Epsom salt is an ingredient used in…
Did you know !! Made by @healthyfoodadvice
Epsom salt is an ingredient used in a soak to treat minor aches and pains. It’s thought to soothe tired muscles and reduce swelling.
As a medication administered intravenously, it can stave off premature birth and alleviate seizures caused by several conditions, including magnesium deficiency, preeclampsia, and eclampsia.
The most popular use for Epsom salt is in baths.
While there isn’t strong, scientific evidence supporting its effectiveness, many people say they feel relief for multiple symptoms by soaking in an Epsom salt bath.
How to make an Epsom salt bath
Epsom salts dissolve in water. Enthusiasts believe this allows magnesium and sulfates to be readily absorbed into skin. Whether this is sufficient for various treatments or not, Epsom salt is considered safe. It’s also easy to use, easy to find, and inexpensive.
How to do it
There really is no downside to taking a warm bath, although it’s important to check with your doctor first if you have low blood pressure. This is because hot water can temporarily lower blood pressure.
The Mayo Clinic recommends adults use 2 cups of Epsom salt per gallon of warm water. More than that can make the water feel slippery. It may also be drying to your skin.
Lower concentrations you can try are:
300 grams (1.5 cups) of Epsom salt to 1 gallon of water
1 cup of Epsom salt to 1 gallon of water
2 cups of Epsom salt added to your bathtub of water
Soak for at least 15 minutes. If you’re soaking in an Epsom salt bath for aches and pains, make sure not to use water that’s too hot. This might worsen instead of reduce swelling.
Epsom salt bath side effects
When used as a soak, Epsom salt is generally considered safe.
If you’ve never had an Epsom salt bath, consider testing a patch of skin with magnesium sulfate and water first.
Avoid submerging broken skin in an Epsom salt bath.
Stop use if you experience:
allergic reactions, like hives or rash