Epsom Salt is Magical
Anyone else love Epsom salt?
Epsom Salt baths are great for digestion. It’s actually magnesium sulfate. Magnesium sulfate is a hydrating agent which causes the intestines to hold more water within, softening the stool. Magnesium sulfate is the saline type of a hydrating agent. Another saline type is Milk of magnesia, which I have also had to resort to at times for extreme bloat. The bottom line is that salines, Epsom Salts, relax the muscles, help stimulate the digestion of fat and protein and ultimately provide relief for the digestive system. Who knew?! A bubble bath is a great natural cure!
Epsom salt is great for muscle soreness, as a matter of fact, they say these baths are even used for people with joint pain, migraines, and even fibromyalgia. The magnesium helps to expel the lactic acid from muscles, allowing the body to release pain.
Yes, this is real. When you have menstrual cramps, take a hot bath with Epsom salts. But really, is there anything a hot bath cannot help? Here is why a hot bath with Epsom Salt might be a double-bonus: relaxation. Epsom Salt is used a lot for both muscle aches and constipation because it relaxes the muscles. This is also what you’re likely trying to do when the menstrual cramps become unbearable. Get in the tub, pour in some Epsom Salt, and relax.
Note: Have a lot of diarrhea and loose stools? The Epsom Salt bath is probably not for you right now.
I have baths on repeat in my life currently. For me, it’s not even an indulgence. It’s relief. Sometimes the simple pleasures in life, like a bath, become more of a necessity than a pleasure. And instead of complaining about the fact that we need it, we should just embrace the fact that we need it.