What does an Epsom salt bath do to your body?
In water, it breaks down into magnesium and sulfate. The theory is that when you soak in an Epsom salt bath, these get into your body through your skin. That hasn't been proven, but just soaking in warm water can help relax muscles and loosen stiff joints. Sore muscles after working out.
The Epsom Salt Council advises soaking in an Epsom salt bath for at least 12 minutes. An article of the American College of Healthcare Sciences, however, recommends soaking for only 10 minutes, and states that toxins your body has eliminated during the soak will be reabsorbed after 10 minutes.
- While some health care providers may recommend a warm bath with Epsom salt for conditions such as sore muscles or to relieve psoriasis, soaking opens wounds in the magnesium sulfate compound may be painful and could irritate an open wound.
- There are roughly 850 pounds of epsom salt and 200 gallons of waters in an average sized float tank (approximately 8 feet long and 4 feet wide).
- Salt, like a lot of other spices, may have a best before date but does not have an expiration date. You may safely use table or sea salt for your flavoring needs and your body needs after a best before date has lapsed. Other types of salt like Rock, Pickling and Bath salts can also be used for extended amounts of time.
Updated: 26th November 2019