Epsom Salts Baths : These baths are an effective way of helping your body sweat out impurities through your pores. Epsom salts are magnesium which has a drawing effect on the skin, encouraging perspiration and the leeching out of wastes and impurities. Epsom salts baths are relaxing and help sleep, they are also a muscle relaxant which helps aches and pains as some magnesium (which is needed for your cell activity) is absorbed directly into the skin.
You take Epsom Salts baths at night directly before going to bed, twice a week whilst you are cleansing or detoxing – after that include them as and when you can in your body-care. Wrap up very well in warm towels as soon as you get out of the bath, then get into bed. Do not take Epsom Salt baths immediately before or during your periods (magnesium is vital for the ‘period pain’ stomach cramps which show you are having contractions to get rid of the lining of the womb during a period, bathing in imagnesium would interfere with this process). If you have high blood pressure, psoriasis or eczema you will not be able to have these baths.
This is the method you use: as it may be a shock to your system to suddenly start plunging your body into magnesium, start by building up the concentration. First bath, use a quarter pound of Epson Salts in a hot bath and soak for 20 minutes. Second bath, add half a pound Epson Salts to hot bathwater and soak for 20 minutes. Third bath, three quarter pounds Epson Salts. Fourth bath and then on, use one pound of Epson Salts in hot bathwater and soak 20 minutes. 20 minutes is the time it takes for your skin to absorb anything – I have stayed in an Epsom Salts bath for up to 30 minutes, but only because I like being in hot water, and I wouldn’t do any longer than this.
Relax for at least 2 hours, overnight whilst you sleep is better, and allow your body to carry on eliminating – I keep wrapped up in the towels, it just feels very comforting.