Sunday, November 28, 2010

The Power of Epsom Salt...Stress Relief,Lowers Blood Pressure.....

Epsom salt can be found in local stores for as little as $1.00 and for such a low price....Epsom salt has many health benefits. According to the Epsom Salt Council, the key component in Epsom salt is Magnesium. Studies show that magnesium is:

  • An electrolyte, helping to ensure proper muscle, nerve and enzyme function.
  • Critical to the proper use of calcium in cells.
  • An aid in helping to prevent heart disease and strokes by lowering blood pressure, protecting the elasticity of arteries, preventing blood clots and reducing the risk of sudden heart attack deaths.
The Elegant Design Day Spa in Ellisville Missouri sells bags of Epsom salts for $1.99. The salt is package in a decorative bag that is labeled with the benefits of epsom salt which includes:
  • Stress relief
  • aids sleep
  • improves concentration
  • reduces inflammation
  • joint pain and muscle cramps
  • flushes toxins from the body
  • reduces headaches
How to use Epsom Salt


Add 2 cups of Epsom salt to bath water. Soak for at least 12 minutes three times a week. For a soothing aroma.......Try adding a few drops of Lavender oil.


Mix half a cup of Epsom salt with some warm, soapy water to soften skin and calluses and dry out the bacteria from blisters. Next, remove old polish with a cotton pad soaked with nail polish remover, cut nails straight across with clippers then file them square to remove sharp edges. Soak for five minutes, dip a file into the water and use it to smooth your heels, the balls of your feet and the outer edges of your pinkie toes.


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