Make your own Bath Salts for Natural Health and Natural Beauty
One of the most delectable things you can do for yourself and your body is to soak in a bath with some homemade bath salts. Epsom Salts are the crystal form of magnesium sulfate. The crystals gently exfoliate your skin while smoothing away roughness and dryness. The magnesium in the Epsom Salts is a miracle mineral that has been shown to provide stress relief, relax the muscles and relieve any kind of muscle ache (especially from over-exercising), lower blood pressure and calm a weary mind (see Previous Post - M is for Magnesium – Miracle Mineral).
Epsom Salts are a really inexpensive product to use for your homemade bath salts. If you want to get a little fancier, you can buy Dead Sea Salts which have been used for centuries for their excellent therapeutic value.
Pour two cups of Epsom or Dead sea bath salts into a clean container and add a few drops of your favorite essential oil. Close the container and shake well. Let the mixture sit overnight if possible and shake one more time before adding to your bath.
For a more moisturizing blend, you can add some jojoba oil or coconut oil to the mix.
- a cupful of Epsom Salt
- two drops of your favorite essential oil
- two to three drops of Jojoba oil
- one tablespoon of baking soda (optional)
Blend everything together and let it sit overnight. Add to your bath after shaking. For a wonderful gift, tie the whole thing up with a pretty ribbon. Your friends and family will love the Sumptuous Skin they get from Salt!
Bathe in Magnesium-Rich Bath Salts
We naturally beautiful women love our baths (see post B is for Bathing Beauty Benefits and we love to learn frugal beauty tips.
Magnesium in your Bath
One of the most pleasant ways to supplement your body’s need for magnesium is to soak in it! Most of us remember good old Epsom Salts – well, guess what!!! Epsom Salts are actually Magnesium Sulfate! And Epsom Salts are inexpensive and you can add a few drops of your favorite essential oils to it and have a frugally naturally beautiful aromatherapy bath!
And of course there are magnesium supplements. The recommended daily allowance right now is 350 mg. per day. However, after numerous scientific studies on the benefits of this boon to natural health, the RDA will probably be raised to 500 mg. daily. There is some research that points to magnesium citrate as being the most easily absorbed and therefore, should be your first choice.
Magnesium is also available in the homeopathic form of Magnesium Phos. and is especially valuable in reducing leg and muscles cramps and Restless Leg Syndrome that occurs at night.
Magnesium - Miracle Mineral for Natural Health
Magnesium Deficiency has been linked to sooo many diseases and conditions:
- Angina pectoris
- Chronic fatigue
- Congenital heart disease
- Congestive heart failure
- Coronary artery disease
- Heart attack
- Inflammatory bowel disease
- Lupus and other auto-immune diseases
- Migraine and other headaches
- Muscle pain
- Multiple sclerosis
- Peptic ulcers
- Raynaud’s syndrome
- Restless Leg Syndrome
And the list goes on. So, do you need any more reasons to reach for the magnesium in some form?
Since we are naturally beautiful and healthy senior women or younger women, we are looking for the best fruits and vegetables to eat every day. Some of the best sources are the leafy green vegetables we are already eating for carotenoids and antioxidants – red and Swiss chard, spinach, mustard greens, kale, lettuces and other greens. Broccoli is great and so is Halibut and pumpkin seeds, cucumbers, zucchini, flax seeds and green beans. Kelp and other seaweeds that come from the mineral rich ocean are wonderful sources of magnesium, the miracle mineral!
Magnesium for Natural health
Magnesium – Make it a Natural Health Habit – RIGHT NOW!!!!
As naturally beautiful, healthy senior (or younger) women we know to make the best choices for our natural health, correct? Well, sometimes that’s just not enough. We can choose to eat five servings of healthy fruits and vegetables every day, and still not be getting the nutrition that we need. Unfortunately, the soil is so depleted that we can still be deficient in the all important vitamins and minerals needed for optimal natural health.
Magnesium deficiency is on the rise everywhere. The symptoms of Mg deficiency are weakness in nerve and muscle function; increased heart rate or arrhythmia; softening of the bone tissue leading to osteopenia and osteoporosis which strikes healthy senior women. Other symptoms include headaches, high blood pressure, depression, nausea, lack of appetite, imbalances in blood sugar and elevated fats in the bloodstream.
Magnesium allows the body to absorb calcium (along with Vitamin D3). Magnesium can actually be more beneficial to good bones than calcium. Magnesium increases the absorption of potassium and works together with amino acids to provide the optimum levels of protein needed in the diet.
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