Epsom salts are traditionally used as a bath additive to help relieve stress, they may also help reduce inflammation and relieve aches & pains. Epsom Salts detoxifies, so often it is used as a method to reduce cellulite and water retention
The primary ingredient of Epsom Salts is Magnesium Sulphate (or sulfate), a white fine grained inorganic salt made up of magnesium, sulphur (sulfur) and oxygen. The salt occurs naturally and is named after the town where it was originally produced.
Magnesium Sulfate is used to treat all sorts of health issues ranging from strained, sore muscles to mental well-being. It is traditionally used in baths, but can be safely ingested as well. It is believed that magnesium can be absorbed through the skin, so while you are relaxing in the bath, your skin will be soaking up the goodness! When epsom salts are absorbed into your skin it can help build brain tissue, support your joints and promote the detoxification of your digestive system. That’s a pretty impressive bath!
Magnesium salts (technically called Magnesium Chloride), is the compound you find in all Magnesium supplements and it has a different molecular structure than Epsom salts. The molecular structure of Magnesium Chloride is much more easily absorbed into the body than that of Epsom salt. So while both are wonderful, the effects of Magnesium Chloride is much more intense.
Magnesium salt typically comes from seawater and are often offered to those with severe deficiencies. Magnesium Chloride can also be used as an emergency medication for a heart attack in some situations!
In comparison to Epsom Salts, Magnesium chloride is not recommended to be ingested.
Dissolved in warm water, our magnesium chloride flakes provide the user with a soothing bath of cell-restoring highly soluble magnesium chloride. Soaking in magnesium salts has been shown to markedly improve skin hydration, speed wound healing, enhance skin barrier function, and decrease inflammation.
Magnesium is a central building block for life on earth. It’s the organising atom in chlorophyll, converting sunlight to energy in plants. In the human body magnesium is present in over 300 enzyme systems, regulating blood pressure, synthesising proteins, and monitoring muscle and nerve functions. It’s everywhere!
By incorporating Magnesium into your everyday health routine you may experience alleviation of all kinds of ailments including chronic pain, insomnia, and skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis.The health benefits of Magnesium Chloride may be utilised to their fullest potential when absorbed through the skin. While Magnesium supplements can be taken orally, their bioavailability is extremely diminished by their contact with stomach acids and digestive enzymes. Magnesium can work faster when applied topically, as it can be absorbed almost instantly without having to be digested and absorbed into the bloodstream through the stomach.
Himalayan Pink Salt
Himalayan Pink Salt is one of the purest salts in the world, mined from the foothills of the Himalayas and it contains over 80 minerals including potassium, calcium, magnesium, sulphate. It makes the perfect bath salt for a relaxing and enriching bathing experience.
This mineral rich salt is the perfect accompaniment to any relaxing bath. The Himalayan salts help to enrich the water making it smooth and silky, which can help soften and moisturise the skin. The salt contains minerals including potassium, calcium, magnesium and sulphate. These minerals are also found in The Dead Sea and are reported to help improve skin conditions like dry skin, psoriasis and eczema. Some people say that this is the purest salt on our planet.
A fabulous addition to any bath. This mineral rich salt may help soften the water, giving it a silky soft texture that can help you relax and unwind. It may help soften and moisturise the skin and leave it feeling smooth. Some people have reported that it helps in improving skin conditions as part of a wider skin treatment regime.
Millions of years ago Himalayan salt was covered in lava, protecting it from the outside environment, with the salt remaining hidden until people started to mine it by hand. Unlike other salts nothing is added or done to Himalayan salt other than mining and reshaping it, which is why it is one of the purest salts we know of.