Epsom salt is a mineral compound of magnesium and sulfate. Magnesium especially is one of the most important and most utilised minerals in the body, for which is often deficient even in those that eat healthy. Magnesium is in my top 5 supplement list for this very reason. One of the simplest and enjoyable ways to increase this crucial mineral is through the undertaking of Epsom salt baths.

Some Benefits

  • Eases stress and relaxes the body
  • Helps recovery and muscle soreness
  • Helps muscles and nerves function properly
  • Helps eliminates toxins from the body
  • Reduces bloating and water retention by drawing out subcutaneous water weight (ideal before a special occasion or contest)
  • Helps raise serotonin levels in the brain, which induces a more relaxed, happy state and is great before bed

Actions

  1. Fill a bath with warm water (avoid super hot)
  2. Add around 200-400g or Epsom salt. If you do not have scales, 1 to 2 cups will be fine.
  3. Lie back and relax 
  4. Try to stay in for atleast 20 minutes, this will allow more of the magnesium to be absorbed through the skin

Additional Tips

  • Forget about buying the smaller 1kg bag in your local health shop, as these are hugely overpriced and will only last you 2-3 baths. These smaller bags often still retail for £6-8 which is not good gainz for your wallet. As always where possible I recommend buying in bulk and instead purchase the equally as good quality epsom salts in larger quantities off a site such as amazon. I personally buy in batches of 20kg at a time for around £20-25 (including delivery). Now which would you prefer £6 for 1kg or £20 for 20kg? Just look for "food grade" or "medical grade" and you're set for many beneficial baths ahead.
  • Try not to use soap while taking a epsom bath
  • Can add additional moisturising oils such as Olive oil or Coconut oil to the bath. There are many additional ingredients that can be added, but for now just sit back, relax and don't overcomplicate matters