one of the best ways to spend ‘me’ time is with me, myself, and a bubble bath. what makes them so special? well, besides peace and quiet, the bubbles, and the fact that I’m in water (my favorite place to be ever), it has epsom salt!
why epsom salt? because magnesium is important. “It is the second most abundant element in human cells and the fourth most important positively charged ion in the body. It helps the body regulate over 325 enzymes and plays an important role in organizing many bodily functions, like muscle control, electrical impulses, energy production and the elimination of harmful toxins.”*
“Epsom salt is rich in both magnesium and sulfate. While both magnesium and sulfate can be poorly absorbed through the stomach, studies show increased magnesium levels from soaking in a bath enriched with Epsom salt! Magnesium and sulfate are both easily absorbed through the skin. Sulfates play an important role in the formation of brain tissue, joint proteins and the proteins that line the walls of the digestive tract. They stimulate the pancreas to generate digestive enzymes and are thought to help detoxify the body of medicines and environmental contaminants.”*
not only does epsom salt have health benefits, but if you get aromatherapy epsom salt, your epsom bath can be a place of balance and meditation.