Epsom salts are amazing for your body! Their even better when mixed with essential oils! With this DIY you are not only helping your body, you are also saving money by not wasting any of those precious last drops of essential oil! It’s a win win! Are you ready to reap the health benefits and do this super simple DIY?! Let’s do this!!
You will need:
- A glass jar
- Epsom salts
- Clay (Optional)
- Baking soda (Optional)
- Empty essential oil bottles
It’s so easy…. Pour your epsom salts into your jar, about half way. Add some empty essential oil bottles along with their caps and droppers. Fill the rest up with salt! Now put a few more empty essential oil bottles into the top of the salts. Let is sit for a few days to absorb all of those amazing oils! Add a cup to a hot bath. Wallah!
If you want to make this recipe super fancy and extra detoxing, add some clay or baking soda to your mix!
What are the Health Benefits?
First we need to understand what epsom salt is. The chemical formula for epsom salt is MgSO4. This means that it is made up of magnesium, sulfur, and oxygen. Using epsom salts can help your body absorb these necessary components!
Unfortunately, millions of Americans suffer from magnesium deficiency.
Dr. Axe in his article 9 Signs of Magnesium Deficiency quotes Norman Shealy, MD, Ph.D: “Every known illness is associated with a magnesium deficiency and it’s the missing cure to many diseases.”
Also consider this fact! “More than 325 enzymes in our bodies require magnesium to properly function. Magnesium stimulates nerve and muscle function, limits inflammation, and improves oxygenation and blood flow through the body.”
Magnesium is obviously very necessary for the health of your body!
Dr. Axe also states some signs of magnesium deficiency including: leg cramps, insomnia, fibromyalgia, anxiety, high blood pressure, fatigue, headaches, and more! Ain’t no body got time for that….
He also states in another article that ““Magnesium deficiencies contribute to today’s high rates of heart disease, stroke, arthritis, osteoporosis, chronic fatigue syndrome, digestive disorders as well as mental illness. By boosting your internal magnesium levels through external use of Epsom salt, you can help improve or ward off many avoidable health ailments.”
Not only is magnesium helpful for the body, but by taking epsom salt baths, you are also detoxing! In this article, Dr. David Jockers explains the the pores we sweat through to remove toxins from the body, also pulls the Epsom salt in. “Recall the process of reverse osmosis to understand the process which moves toxins out of the body and pulls magnesium and sulfate inward. When you soak in bathwater containing epsom salts, reverse osmosis occurs to help cleanse your body.”
By taking epsom salt baths or foot soaks, your body is able to absorb the magnesium! This can help the above ailments, eliminate toxins from your body, and reduce overall pain and inflammation in the body.
Why wouldn’t you take epsom salt baths on a daily basis?!
By adding essential oils to the epsom salts, you are only helping your body even more! Lavender and Frankincense are two common oils to put in with epsom salts, as they have many beneficial chemical constituents and can help you relax even more!
Try this simple DIY the next time you have a few empty bottles of essential oils laying around! It’s inexpensive and benefits your body in so many ways! Enjoy!