Epsom salt crystals, which contain elements such as magnesium, sulphate, hydrogen and oxygen, are used in hydrotherapy to release toxins within the body. You can soak your entire body or various parts, such as your feet, ankles, hands and face, in Epsom salt to relieve ailments such as aching, swelling, splinters, cramps and dead skin. Epsom salt is a purported natural remedy to cleanse, exfoliate, hydrate and heal the skin. Epsom salt releases toxins and heals skin by opening clogged pores. You can find Epsom salt in a grocery store or pharmacy.
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Things you need
- Epsom salt
- Towel or bathrobe
Cover the drain of your bath tub with the drain plug to prevent water from leaking out. Fill your bath tub up half way with warm or hot water.
Pour one cup of Epsom salt per every sixty pounds of your body weight into the bath water. Mix the Epsom salt with the bath water until it dissolves.
Soak in the bathtub for up to twenty minutes to exfoliate your skin and to open your pores.
Wrap yourself in a towel or bathrobe after you have finished soaking. Lay in a warm place such as outside in the sun or in a sauna for at least 20 minutes. This allows you to sweat out toxins through your opened pores.
Take a warm shower to remove any Epsom salt residue and sweat from your skin.
Tips and warnings
- Do not use soap in the shower after bathing. It will reclog your pores and inhibit further release of toxins.
- Avoid Epsom salt treatments if you suffer from high blood pressure, heart, or kidney problems.
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