This Salt Can Actually Help Your Weight Loss Goals

Epsom Salt

I am sure you have heard of Epsom salt before, I was always told to soak my feet in it for smooth skin or to soak in a tub full for sleeping trouble, Pain, or even menstrual cramps. But, did you know that it can also help you with your weight loss efforts?

Epsom salt is a naturally occurring pure mineral compound of magnesium and sulfate. Magnesium and sulfate both absorb quite easily through the skin, making Epsom salt baths an easy and ideal way to enjoy the amazing health benefits that both minerals bring.

Once absorbed by the body, it works to naturally lower stress levels, flush out toxins, and help treat various ailments. The Epsom salt detoxifies the body, and by getting rid of environmental toxins absorbed by the body can automatically bring down your weight. Toxins hinder your body’s ability to burn calories efficiently, by removing the toxins your body begins to heal itself.

How to take an Epsom salt bath for weight loss:

Add one tablespoon of Epsom salt to your bath water every day. Start with one tablespoon and gradually work your way up to two cups. I also suggest adding a few drops of lavender essential oil, especially when dealing with sleep or pain issues. Soak in the water for a minimum of 30 minutes, if you wish to maximize the benefits you may also add in vinegar or baking soda.

It is important to remember once you are done with your bath, drink plenty of water. Do thus 3-4 times a week but no more than that!

Sources:

http://www.saltworks.us/salt_info/epsom-uses-benefits.asp