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Enjoying Epsom Salt

by Laina Poulakos
Epsom Salt has countless health benefits—for the body and mind.  Epsom salt is actually magnesium sulfate and got its name from a saline spring in England.

Studies have shown that magnesium sulfate is easily absorbed through the skin. This makes an Epsom Salt bath an ideal way to receive the countless benefits easily. Known to help ease muscle tension, magnesium sulfate also helps with migraine headaches and nasal congestion. Magnesium sulfate helps to regulate one’s heartbeat and lower blood pressure, making it beneficial in the prevention of stroke and improves blood circulation. The proper level of magnesium sulfate in the body also increases the effectiveness of insulin, and can lower the risk or severity of diabetes.

Epsom salts also help the body ride itself of toxins.  A simple bath once a week of 2 cups Epsom salt to bathwater is all it takes to start to gain the healthy benefits listed above.

So draw yourself a bath, relax and get healthy all at the same time.

Laina Poulakos is the founder of Mother’s Nature Store and a certified aromatherapist and herbologist. For a consultation and products, call 703-851-0087 or visit

June 2020




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