Magnesium is a mineral that is essential to our good health. It's found in dark leafy greens, nuts, seeds, beans, whole grains, avocados, bananas, dried fruit, dark chocolate and more. A poor diet coupled with stress, will sometimes show a deficiency in this mineral. If you are experiencing muscle cramps, insomnia, nervousness, over-fatigue, or foggy thinking, you may be low in Magnesium. Check with a registered dietician to learn if you are getting enough Magnesium in your diet.
Using Epsom Salt therapeutically is a safe, effective way to get more Magnesium into your body system. It makes for a relaxing bath, but if you are more a shower person, there is also Magnesium Oil, which is, in my opinion, too expensive and I found it irritated my skin.
The Epsom Salt (Magnesium Sulfate) soak is soothing. It's a helpful remedy for muscle cramps, as well as fatigue. For restless legs, there is nothing like it. Try a warmer bath before bed to aid a restful sleep. As a therapy, this bath can be repeated every day for a few days in a row, maybe 4 or 5, if possible.
You will need at least 2 cups (475 ml) pure Epsom Salt (not scented) per bath.
You can add a small amount (50 ml) Organic Coconut Oil, for hydration, but it's optional.
Soak for up to 1o minutes (but not more, or you may risk dehydration). Drink a large glass of fresh water after bathing with Epsom Salts.
Optional in the bath: 12 drops Rose Attar (or your favourite essential oil)
Afterwards, you'll find your skin beautifully hydrated, soft to the touch. Healthy skin is glowing skin.
Please enjoy this link to the Epsom Salt Council: http://www.epsomsaltcouncil.org/health/