Do you want to transform the time spent at home in a chance to enjoy private wellness and self-care? A hot bath with Epsom salt is what you need.
Epsom Salts is also known as epsomite: it is a chemical compound, precisely Magnesium sulphate heptahydrate, that can be found in nature and can be artificially reproduced.

It is also called “English salt” or “Bitter salt”, due to its slightly bitter taste, and it comes from Epsom, English town after which it took the name that commonly identifies it. Despite its original colouring may range from greenish to pink shades, it is often found on the market as white Epsom Salt, which is actually a semi-transparent type of salt.

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The benefits

Epsom Salt is soluble, which makes it easy to use.

Its many uses as a supplement range from the care of plants and vegetables, thanks to its properties tha support chlorophyll photosynthesis, to self-care as food supplement, to cosmetics.
Used as a supplement, Epsom Salt has a positive impact on the treatment of cramps, chronic fatigue, irritability, and stress; it also eases the pain caused by migraines, as well as having a beneficial effect against intestinal disorders and slow digestion.

Caution: for dietary use, always consult a doctor for appropriate instructions concerning dosage and methods of use.

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Your hot bath with Epsom Salt

Epsom Salt increases the density of water, allowing your legs to float, with huge benefits on lymphatic and venous circulation. A relaxing hot bath with Epsom Salt may ease your muscle and joint pain, while your legs experience a sensation of lightness. Your mind can in this way experience the kind of well-being that is generally associated with the traditional floatation therapy.

Thanks to its osmotic effect, Epsom Salt favours the drainage of excess liquids: ankles, knees, and thighs acquire a more defined shape, while excess toxins are eliminated with more ease. As a result, your skin becomes soft and smooth. And there is more: this simple “do-it-yourself well-being device is particularly indicated for muscle relaxation after exercising.
Let’s not forget that among its countless beneficial properties, Epsom Salt favours the production of serotonin, the hormone of happiness: we all need it, now more than ever!

Practical tips

Here are a few steps that will turn your bath into a moment of health and home wellness:
– Fill the tub
– Pour two cups of Epsom Salt in the water
– Add a few drops of a fragrance of your liking
– Dim the lights and, if you wish, light a few candles
– Choose some background music that you like
– Switch your phone to silent mode
– Enjoy at least 20 minutes in the tub, by yourself or even sharing the experience with your loved ones (and why not, even your children!)

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Steam bath with Epsom Salt

Epsom Salt can also be used as a body scrub with multiple benefits, to use inside the steam bath, for a purifying and detoxifying wellness experience.
Thanks to the combination between Epsom Salt and steam, which favours the absorption of the salt itself, the body scrub becomes a gentle and nourishing ritual that makes your skin soft and smooth. In addition, your legs will fill lighter and regenerated from the fatigue accumulated during the day.

Practical tips

How to realise an Epsom Salt scrub product for the steam bath:
– Pour 8 tablespoons of Epsom Salt in a bowl and break them with a spoon or pestle
– Pour 3 tablespoons of almond oil and 3 tablespoons of olive oil in another bowl
– Mix the content of the two bowls, stirring gently
– In the steam bath, scrub your skin with the product with gentle circular movements
– Rinse your body thoroughly before going out of the steam bath

What if you don't have a tub or a steam bath?

No problem! Epsom Salt has several beneficial properties that you will be able to exploit in multiple ways:
For your hair: mix a tablespoon of Epsom salt with your conditioner, and leave it on your hair for 20 minutes to give it volume and shine.
For facial cleansing: mix half a teaspoon of Epsom Salt with your cleansing milk, massage the product on your face, avoiding the eye area, and rinse thoroughly with warm water. Your face will be smoother, softer, and brighter.

For your feet: pour half a small cup of Epsom Salt in a tub with hot water, and enjoy a nice foot bath. Salt promotes the drainage of stagnant fluids in the ankles, softens the areas where skin is thicker, and your feet will be softer and smoother.
For your skin: mix a tablespoon of Epsom Salt with your body wash, and massage it on your whole body. The salt ensures a gentle scrubbing effect, and your skin will be smoother, softer and more oxygenated.