Epsom salt benefits
Epsom salt, derived from distilled mineral-rich water, is a widely used health and beauty product. Named after the town of Epsom in England, this commonly used bath salt is actually a mineral compound containing magnesium and sulfate. Epsom salt is used as a treatment for sore muscles, joint pain, arthritis and skin disorders. It can decrease inflammation, improve circulation, and soften and deodorize the feet. Epsom salt is also claimed to have anti-fungal and anti-microbial properties — and soaking feet in Epsom salt baths is reported to help heal a variety of foot and skin infections, including athlete’s foot, toenail fungus and small wounds. Epsom salt is even claimed to detoxify the body and relieve stress.
How to do an epsom foot soak
Add one half cup of salts to a small tub that holds enough warm water to cover the feet up to the ankles. Soak feet for 30 to 60 minutes. Combining Epsom salt with essential oils will increase the detoxification benefits. Use any of your favorite combinations.
I like to do them in the evening to help improve sleep and promote relaxation.