Safe Swap: Epsom Salt

As my poor hubs has been down and out with a broken fibula, one of the things we’ve routinely incorporated for him are epsom salt baths.

You don’t need to have a broken bone to benefit from this type of soak though, so lets dive a little deeper…

What are Epsom Salts?

There are two main ingredients to pure Epsom salts.
Magnesium + Sulfate

What are they good for?

Magnesium aids in the removal of bodily toxins, and is a natural substance that has a variety of other benefits. You can use the search bar here with learn more. Then Sulfate strengthens the walls of the digestive tract and make releasing toxins easier.

Are all Epsom Salts safe?

No. Just like all personal care products on the market, not all Epsom salts are created equal. Many brands have additional ingredients, most commonly you’ll find…

Fragrance ❌ if you’ve been here for any length of time, you know that this single word on a label can hide up to 3,000 other ingredients including carcinogens, reproductive toxicants, endocrine disrupters, and respiratory toxicants.

The last thing you want to do is soak in a warm bath of unknown chemical soup.

I have our favorite clean brand  linked HERE in the amazon shop

What are the benefits of soaking in an epsom salt bath?

Pain Relief.
It helps to pain associated with swelling, stiffness, and inflammation. It can also provide relief for those living with arthritis, gout, and lupus.
Stress Reduction
Specific brain neurotransmitters that are responsible for inducing sleep and reducing stress are amplified by healthy levels of magnesium. It can also promote the production of natural melatonin, the well known sleep-inducing hormone.
Acute Help
Things like ingrown toenails, splinters, stings, and bites can all benefit from a soak in clean Epsom salts.
Skin Soothing
Epsom salts baths can be very calming for inflamed skin conditions like psoriasis and eczema. It also can promote healthy exfoliation that results in softer skin.

🛀 With so many benefits, I think this is one of those products that is just SMART to keep under your bathroom vanity!
Happy soaking, friends!