A healing bath with Epsom Sea Salt

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Bath salts are pulverized minerals and they are valued for the cosmetic properties that they offer when added to warm water. The salts are mostly made of magnesium sulfate, sodium chloride, sodium hexametaphosphate, borax, and sodium citrate. Every bath salt and essential oil serves different purpose. Bath salts help to detox skin; they open up pores to draw out pollution, dirt, oil, and sweat. They also help in fighting with stress and fatigue while reducing any inflammation and soothe infection.

Benefits of Epsom Sea Salt
Epsom sea salt is not a salt per say but a naturally occurring pure mineral compound made of magnesium and sulfate. Epsom salt is not a new trend but its use and benefit dates back to hundreds of years. It has several health benefits. Few of them are:
* It eases stress and at the same time relaxes the body. When we add Epsom salt to our bath water, the magnesium present in water replenishes the body.
* Epsom salt eases pains and also relieves inflammation.
* Studies have also shown that Epsom salt also help in regulating electrolytes in body which ensures proper functioning of the nerves, and enzymes.

For Rheumatoid Arthritis
You will need
* 2 cups of dead sea salt
* 1 tablespoon of Grape seed oil
* 2-10 drops of essential oils (such as sweet basil, chamomile, cinnamon, clove, vanilla, lavender)
Combine and use
* Mix all the ingredients and if you plan to bath immediately then you need not store it, else store it in a jar.
* Now, draw yourself a bath in a tub and soak in yourself for about 20 minutes.
Benefit
The conundrum of these minerals when added to hot water provides relief from arthritis pain and also
reduce swelling, stiffness, and soreness.
For Cold
You will need
* 1 cup of Epsom salt
* ½ cup of baking soda
* 4 tablespoon of crushed ginger
* 5 drops of peppermint essential oil
Combine and use
Mix all the ingredients well andit set aside in an airtight jar. In hot water add this mixture and soak yourself for about 40 minutes.
Benefit
The Epsom salt with its sulfate content will help your body get rid of toxins. And ginger helps in the detox process. Forty minutes seem like a long time but it is worth the benefits.

For Detoxifying
You will need
* ½ cup of Epsom salt
* ½ cup of Bentonite clay
* 2- 10drops of essential of your choice
* Washcloth
Combine and use
Mix Epsom salt and essential oil first, and then combine clay with water until you get a smooth paste. After making a thin paste, apply this paste all over the body. Let it dry for 5 minutes. Draw a hot bath and add the salt mix to it. Soak your body for 20minutes or more if you desire. While you soak, use a washcloth to scrub off clay mask. Do this twice a week for maximum results.
Benefit
The clay mask detoxifies your skin while the bath salts exfoliates and further draw out toxins from your pores.

For Eczema
You will need
* 2 cups of Epsom salt
* 2 tablespoon of Apple cider vinegar
* 2-5 drops of essential oil of your choice
Combine and use
Draw yourself a hot bath and add all the ingredients and after they are fully absorbed. Enjoy your bath for 20 minutes.
Benefits
Salt naturally cleanses your skin which helps out in getting rid of eczema and also soothes out its symptoms.

For Psoriasis
You will need
* 2 cup of Epsom salt
* ¼ cup of Pure dead sea salt
Combine and use
Mix the salts well and after you draw yourself a bath soak in for at least 20 minutes or more if you want. Repeat it 2 to 3 times a week for maximum benefit.
Benefit
This combination of bath salts softens the scales that psoriasis leaves on skin and also gives relief to itching as well.

For Acne
You will need
* 2 tablespoon of Epsom salt
* ¼ cup of warm water
Combine and use
To get rid of acne, add Epsom salt in warm water. Gently rub this solution on your face for few minutes. Avoid eye contact with the solution. Rinse your face with lukewarm water. Do it once a day.
Benefit
Epsom salts fight off bacteria which cause acne and at the same time is hydrating your skin. It contains magnesium, and sulfate ions which improve skin tone as well.

For Body aches, muscle soreness and neck pain
You will need
* 2 cups of Epsom salt
* 1 tablespoon of Grape seed oil
* 15 drops of your favorite essential oil
Combine and use
Mix all the ingredients well, and after drawing yourself a bath add the mixture to the water. Soak yourself in for about 20 minutes. Repeat this 2 to 3 times in a week.
Benefit
Epsom salt contains magnesium. The mineral is absorbed by the skin as you soak. It helps in relaxing your body to relax by flushing out the lactic acid. This combination of bath salt also helps regulate the muscle and nerve function in your body.

For Cellulite
You will need
* 2 tablespoon of Apple cider vinegar
* 1 cup of sea salt
* ¼ cup of Epsom salt
Combine and use
To have this combination, mix all the ingredients well and always store the bath salt mixture in an air-tight jar. Draw a hot bath and add the salt mix. Soak in bath for about 30 minutes.
Benefit
Epsom salt is beneficial in restoring the health of your skin and is a great home remedy for treating cellulite.

For Dry and itchy skin
You will need
* 1 and ½ cup of Powdered milk
* ½ cup of Epsom salt
* ¼ cup of dried rose petals
* 2-5 drops of rose essential oil
Combine and use
Combine all ingredients in a nice manner. Draw yourself a warm bath and add the mixture, soak for about 20 minutes.
Benefit
Milk and rose petals help in soothing your skin. Epsom salt and rose oil opens up your pores and flushes toxins. The milk provides your skin the deep hydration it needs.

For yeast infection
You will need
* ¼ cup of Iodized salt
* ¼ of cup of Apple cider vinegar

Combine and use
Mix all ingredients. Draw yourself a warm bath and soak it in 20 minutes or more as you desire. After the soak stand and take a shower for immediate relief. Repeat this combination until the infection subsides.

Benefits
This conundrum of bath salts provide relief from irritation while cleansing the infection and at the same time deodorizes your body. Apart from giving immediate relief, it also speeds up the recovery process.

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