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5 Reasons Why Epsom Salts Are Amazing for Recovery

Last Updated: 07/07/2021
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You’ve probably already heard about the benefits of soaking with bath salts. Perhaps you’ve already thrown a generous sprinkling or two into your tub. But do you know exactly what makes Epsom salts so good for recovery and relaxation? Here are 5 reasons why, according to science.

1. They’re Great at Relaxing the Muscles

First thing’s first. Epsom salts aren’t just any old bath salts. They’re made up of a powerful combination of magnesium and sulfate. Magnesium is involved in literally hundreds of biochemical reactions within the body and supports countless bodily functions, one of which is muscle movement.

Because magnesium has analgesic properties, Epsom salts can effectively relieve muscle tension and alleviate soreness. The effects of these wonder salts are enhanced when you dissolve them in a hot bath, as soaking in warm water naturally helps relax muscles and loosen stiff joints. These muscle-soothing properties make Epsom salts the perfect option for those with active lifestyles, or shift workers who are on their feet all day.

2. They Can Reduce Inflammation

Magnesium boasts strong anti-inflammatory properties, making it a great natural remedy for those living with conditions like arthritis, fibromyalgia, or have swollen feet. One of the things that makes Epsom salts so great at relieving inflammatory pain is their natural ability to draw out toxins from the body. This helps release buildups of extra fluid around the body that can exacerbate muscle pain and joint stiffness.

3. Epsom Salt Baths Promote Better Sleep

There’s no doubt that getting a good night’s sleep plays a crucial role in the body’s recovery. In fact, sleep is widely accepted as the single most important factor in athlete recovery strategies. The magnesium present in Epsom salts has been shown to improve sleep quality by aiding the relaxation of the body and mind.

Soaking in Epsom salts right before bed can not only help you fall asleep faster but can also improve the quality of your sleep. Various studies have shown that magnesium supports melatonin production – the hormone responsible for your body’s natural sleep cycle.

Using Epsom salts that have been infused with calming essential oils is a fantastic way to get the most out of their sleep-improving benefits. WholyMe’s Relief Salts contain frankincense and eucalyptus oils, which are renowned for their calming properties and camphoraceous scents.

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4. Soaking In Epsom Salts Reduces Stress

Perhaps one of the most tangible benefits of soaking in Epsom salts is the instantaneous effect of lowered stress. We all love to indulge in a warm bath after a long day – it’s a fantastic way to relax and rejuvenate the mind and body all at once.

Of course, the act of soaking in hot water itself encourages your mind and muscles to wind down. But the added presence of magnesium in Epsom salts actually boosts brain neurotransmitters, helping those who are under physical or mental stress feel better almost instantly.

What’s more, Epsom salts that are infused with aromatherapeutic essential oils can strengthen this state of calm and further support muscle recovery. WholyMe’s Relief Salts, for example, contain naturally active ingredients like hemp seed oil and arnica – known for their ability to soothe muscles and aid physical recovery.

5. Epsom Salt Bathwater Soothes the Skin

It’s not just athletes and those with inflammatory conditions who can benefit from adding Epsom salts to their bath. Thanks to its ability to soften rough skin and exfoliate dead skin cells away, people who struggle with various skin problems can also benefit from a warm Epsom salt soak. Those suffering from acne, eczema, psoriasis, bug bites, and sunburn will greatly benefit from the anti-inflammatory effects of magnesium on the skin.

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6. Soaking In Epsom Salts Reduces Stress

Perhaps one of the most tangible benefits of soaking in Epsom salts is the instantaneous effect of lowered stress. We all love to indulge in a warm bath after a long day – it’s a fantastic way to relax and rejuvenate the mind and body all at once.

Of course, the act of soaking in hot water itself encourages your mind and muscles to wind down. But the added presence of magnesium in Epsom salts actually boosts brain neurotransmitters, helping those who are under physical or mental stress feel better almost instantly.

What’s more, Epsom salts that are infused with aromatherapeutic essential oils can strengthen this state of calm and further support muscle recovery. WholyMe’s Relief Salts, for example, contain naturally active ingredients like hemp seed oil and arnica – known for their ability to soothe muscles and aid physical recovery.

How To Integrate Epsom Salts Into Your Wellness Routine

WholyMe’s Relief Salts contain a powerful blend of therapeutic essential oils to help you get the most out of your Epsom salt bath.

For the ultimate recovery routine, we recommend adding 2-3 handfuls to your warm bath, once or twice a week. You can go for a soak whenever you feel like it, of course, but you’ll benefit most from the relief salts after exercise, or whenever you’re feeling stressed.

Containing a unique blend of arnica, hemp seed oil, eucalyptus, and frankincense, these Relief Salts are the perfect way to help your body recover. 

Published On: 07/07/2021
Published By: Barbara Rodrigues

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