15 COMMON HEALTH PROBLEMS THAT CAN BE TREATED USING EPSOM SALT
Question: When is salt, not salt? Answer: When it’s Epsom Salt! – you see Epsom Salt is not really salt at all – its chemical name is magnesium sulfate – a mixture of the mineral magnesium, and the compound, sulfate. It’s famous for adding to bathing water, in order to supplement the body’s levels of its two main natural chemical ingredients, because absorption through the skin is best way of getting these essential substances into the human body. The health benefits of epsom salts are remarkable.
The history of Epsom Salt
Epsom Salt originally came from a fresh spring in Epsom, Surrey, England, where the water rises up through the layers of porous chalk and non porous London clay, which form the hills in a region known as the Epsom Downs.
The history of Epsom Salt started with its discovery back in 1618 when a farmer in Epsom realized that his cows weren’t too keen to drink the water on his farm because it tasted so bitter. He also came to realise that this same bitter water also seemed to have the power to speed the healing of scratches and skin ailments such as rashes. Word spread slowly, and Epsom Salt was born. Epsom became one of the first ever Spa towns, although in later years it was overtaken by towns whose spa water springs produced greater quantities of water. The term “Epsom Salts” was first coined by a chemist called Nehemiah Grew in the book he wrote in 1695 on the subject of “bitter purging salt”.
Looking and feeling good
For many years the benefits of Epsom Salt has been renowned both for its benefits in beauty treatment, and in general health and well being. It’s this health and well being aspect that is of particular importance in terms of following a holistic health lifestyle – though of course there’s nothing wrong with a little beauty either!
Benefits of Epsom Salt as a Beauty Treatment
The two main uses of Epsom Salt as beauty treatments are for enhancing skin health, and improving the quality of your hair.