Epsom is a small town near London in England. In the seventeenth century, sources rich in magnesium salt were discovered there. This is how epsom salt got its name. Epsom salt may have the same name, salt, but it is completely different from the common table salt that we use for cooking. Actually, it is not a salt, but a mineral compound of magnesium and sulfur. Sulfur has an important property in which toxins from our body attach to the sulfur and leave our body through the skin. Sulfur therefore has an anti-inflammatory and detoxifying effect on our body.
Studies show that we are exposed to about 21,000 toxic substances. You can think of medicines, pesticides and herbicides. Even more than 80% of our diet has GMO ingredients. GMO means genetically modified organism, which means very briefly that it is genetically modified by a technological process. The sulfur in epsom salt therefore has a very important function for our immune system.
You can use the Epsom Salt for various conditions due to a lack of magnesium.
- Foot bath: 150-300 grams per 4 liters of warm water.
- In bath: 300-600 grams in a full bath.
- Avoid contact with eyes
Now that we know that magnesium absorption is best absorbed through the skin, we go a step further and look at which part of our skin is best. It may sound strange at first, but magnesium is best absorbed under your feet. By allowing the magnesium salt to be absorbed from the bottom of the feet, the substances are brought into the body faster because the pores under your feet are larger. In addition, we have no sebaceous and sweat glands under our feet, which means that there is no talc layer on the skin, making it easier to absorb.
Finally, reflexology. Reflexology explains that all organs in our body and therefore also the functions are connected to reflex points. Those reflex points are located under our soles. By applying magnesium salt under your feet, it is possible that the magnesium has a stronger and more beneficial effect on specific parts of our body.