Do you baste your body with Salt? 5 reasons why you should be every night.

One WORD, MAGNESIUM, and most of us are lacking this little SPARK OF LIFE.

"Magnesium is required to give the “spark of life” to metabolic functions involving the creation of energy and its transport (ATP, the body’s fundamental energy currency), and the creation of proteins—the nucleic acid chemistry of life—RNA and DNA, in all known living organisms."-WestonPrice.com

 Magnesium plays a number of roles in the body including regulating the activity of over 325 enzymes, reducing inflammation, helping muscle and nerve function and helping to prevent artery hardening. Sulfates help improve the absorption of nutrients, flush toxins and help ease migraine headaches.

A really great way to get some Magnesium is with Epson Salt baths. it is not actually salt but a naturally occurring pure mineral compound of magnesium and sulfate.

The benefits are amazing 

  • Eases stress and relaxes the body-Stress drains the body of magnesium and increases levels of adrenaline. When dissolved in warm water, Epsom salt is absorbed through the skin and replenishes the level of magnesium in the body. The magnesium helps to produce serotonin, a mood-elevating chemical within the brain that creates a feeling of calm and relaxation.
  • Relieves pain and muscle cramps-An Epsom salt bath is known to ease pain and relieve inflammation, making it beneficial in the treatment of sore muscles, bronchial asthma and migraine headaches.
  • Helps muscles and nerves function properly-can help regulate electrolytes in your body, ensuring proper functioning of the muscles, nerves and enzymes. Magnesium is also known to be critical in the proper use of calcium, which serves as a main conductor of the electric impulses in your body.
  • Makes insulin more effective-Proper magnesium and sulfate levels increase the effectiveness of insulin in the body, helping to lower the risk or severity of diabetes and obesity.

  • Eliminates toxins from the body- Your skin is a highly porous membrane and adding the right minerals to your bathwater triggers a process called reverse osmosis, which actually pulls salt out of your body, and harmful toxins along with it.

 For a detoxifying bath, at least once weekly (I take one nightly-AMAZING!) add one cup of Epsom Salt, and a touch of Lavender Essential Oil  to the water in a bathtub and soak for 10-20 minutes.
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