Most of us are most likely deficient in magnesium. Magnesium is the second most abundant element in our bodies and is needed in over 300 enzymatic reactions.
Magnesium is depleted in our soil, water, and food supply, and the imbalance of nutrients has left 80% of Americans deficient or almost deficient.
Magnesium supplements that are taken orally can damage our gut because most of us already have a damaged gut and can be difficult to absorb. This is where magnesium salt baths and topical magnesium oil come in.
Our skin is the largest organ on our body that has the ability to absorb, filter out toxins, and transport nutrients. It is also a visible sign of our health. When the skin has psoriasis, dry skin, eczema, acne, rashes, or other noticeable problems, they are usually signs of deeper issues within the body.
As the skin is an elimination organ, the body will help push out toxins through the skin when the other organs of elimination (liver, kidneys, gut, etc.) are being used.
A damaged gut (which most of us have) can also make magnesium and other minerals and vitamins more difficult to absorb through the digestive system. A topical magnesium oil or magnesium baths can be a great solution!
Reasons Why Magnesium Salt Baths are Beneficial
- Muscle aches
- Improving circulation
- Stress relief
- Headache relief
- Increase nutrient absorption
- Increasing insulin sensitivity
- Join paint relief
- Improve acne, eczema or other skin irritations
- Wound healer
- Helps respiratory illness
- Improve sleep
- Improve skin hydration
How to Create a Magnesium Salt Bath
Generally, you can add 1-2 cups of Epsom Salt or Magnesium Flakes and a few tablespoons of Himalayan salt to a bath tub filled with warm/hot water.
Here’s the Magnesium Salt Bath Recipe
What You’ll Need:
- 1-2 cups Epsom salt or magnesium flakes (magnesium flakes absorb more easily)
- ½ cup Himalayan or Sea salt
- ½ tsp of natural vanilla extract
- 10 drops of essential oil of choice. (lavender or mint is my favorite)
What to Do:
Mix the salt and magnesium flakes or Epsom salt and then sprinkle with the vanilla extract and essential oil in a bowl. The whole mixture then gets added to the warm/hot bath. Soak for about 30 minutes. If possible, try to do this once a week.
For intensive therapy (illness or skin irritants), these baths can be done daily. But, its always best to check with your doctor if you have any medical conditions that you should be concerned about. Overall, these baths are great for a 30 minute relaxation. Who doesn’t need this in their lives?
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