top 5 benefits of our natural epsom salt soak
by Kellie & Abbie Thomas
taking a bath is one of life's simple pleasures.
filled with 100% natural epsom salt, our salt soak for mum is filled with all the benefits from this amazing magnesium sulphate!
did you know that... epsom salt isn’t actually salt because it doesn’t contain any sodium chloride. It is just a crystalized form of magnesium and sulfate; two naturally occurring minerals.
here are the top 5 benefits you may experience from this natural 'salt':
1. increased magnesium levels
magnesium is an essential mineral women need while pregnant, to help build and repair tissues. Soaking in epsom bath salts increases your magnesium levels in your body, as it is absorbed through your skin. Magnesium will also help to regulate blood sugar levels control cholesterol. Many cramps are also relived by higher magnesium intake. Pregnant women should aim to get 350 milligrams of magnesium per day, which you can help reach by taking a expose salt soak.
2. helping stretch marks
Epsom salts sooth stretching skin during pregnancy as the skin begins to stretch out of its normal shape. Also, post birth, your skin is left stretched and sagged. The epsom salts pulls excess water from your body, helping circulation in which helps your skin tighten and prevent sagging
Epsom salts relax you overall, hence improving your mood. When you lay in a warm & calming epsom salt bath the magnesium absorbed through your skin helps you to produce more serotonin. Serotonin is a chemical in the brain that controls your emotions. Low serotonin levels can make you sad, irritable and moody, where as higher levels of serotonin make you feel relaxed, happier and calm. Serotonin also affects how well you sleep, so taking an epsom salt bath can provide you with a rejuvenating nights sleep.
Epsom salts act as a natural detoxor for your body. The sulfates in Epsom salts help to flush out toxins and metals from your cells, which decreases pain and helps your body eliminate harmful substances.
5. essential oils
Our natural salt soak has the added benefit of containing 100% essential lavender oil, which may help to calm your mind and body, offering both physical and emotional relief. It can be helpful in relieving tension, aches and inducing sleep. Freeing you from the stresses of life, uplifting your mind and refreshing your body as you lay in warm bath, that fills your bathroom with a beautifully peaceful aroma.
many doctors advise you to wait until after the 1st trimester to use lavender oil especially if theres a history of miscarriages because these oils may be stimulating to the uterus or affect blood pressure. According to Laura Thomas, founder of castle baths, specialising in natural skin care and bath products, lavender oil is the safest and most effective essential oil to use during pregnancy and motherhood life, however is recommended for later stages of pregnancy and post birth to help sooth your body and ease stresses.