People have been using Epsom as a bath soak for hundreds of years. It is used to treat dry and damaged skin and to sooth tired or swollen muscles. The Mayo Clinic recommends using Epsom salts in baths to treat psoriasis and swimmer’s itch, as well. Making an Epsom salt bath takes only a few minutes and can be mixed with other ingredients for an extra soothing bath.
Epsom Salt Bath With Milk
Add one cup of wine vinegar, one cup of powdered milk and one cup of Epsom salts to warm bath water. The milk helps to moisturize the skin, while the vinegar works to soothe dry skin.
Mix the ingredients by running your hand through the bath water.
Let the salt and other ingredients dissolve. Soak in the mixture for at least 12 minutes to get the full effects of the recipe.
- A study done by the University of Birmingham shows that soaking in Epsom salts can raise the levels of magnesium in the blood. Check with your doctor before doing a Epsom salt bath to make sure that the rise in magnesium won’t affect your medication or conditions.
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