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21 May 2019
Epsom Salt has been used for over 400 years as a traditional remedy to ease sore muscles, soothe aching limbs and even has antiseptic properties which can help heal wounds. It has become an internationally renowned therapy to relax our bodies and aid our physical recovery. Whether you are an athlete needing to recover from a training session or competition, a keen gardener who has spent all day weeding and pruning or you’ve just had a long day at work, Epsom Salt is the “go to” remedy to relax our bodies and prepare us for the next day.
But what about relaxing our minds and restoring our spirit ready to take on the challenges of the day ahead? We often talk about “mind over matter” to get us through a tough training session or to calm our nerves before giving a speech or presentation at work, so we know that our minds can work so powerfully that they can conquer our bodies physically and get us through those dreaded tasks but how many of us actually focus on restoring our minds afterwards?
Not many, right? It’s incredible when we know our minds work harder than any part of our bodies physically, yet we dedicate little, if any time, to its recovery. It’s no wonder we get stressed, anxious, run down, worn out and exhausted when we demand so much of ourselves mentally without any “rest days”, breaks or recovery. We become not only mentally exhausted but spiritually too. Our minds are less positive, understandably, and thus so is our spirit.
Therefore it is so important that we look after ourselves, in our entirety, and not just our bodies. So how do we do it? The same way we look after ourselves physically; by dedicating time to our mental and spiritual recovery and using techniques and methods known to relax our minds and spirits. One such method, which can sometimes be overshadowed by its benefits to us physically, is bathing in Epsom Salt. Its physical benefits are renowned as mentioned above, but bathing in Epsom Salt can also help to relax us mentally and enhance us spiritually too.
Just as immersing ourselves in a warm bath of Epsom Salt can soothe our bodies physically, the high content of magnesium in Epsom Salt (scientifically known as Magnesium Sulphate) has been linked to relaxing our minds and enhancing us spiritually by helping us to maintain positive mind sets. It has also been proven to help towards maintaining a healthy immune system which is vital for us physically, mentally and spiritually.
To ensure we fully benefit from the relaxing and restorative properties of Epsom Salt it is vital that the salt is not undermined by any artificial ingredients. That is why our Newton Wood Epsom Salt crystals are 100% natural and organic. We do not use any anticaking agents, microbeads, parabens or artificial colours which could jeopardise the natural properties of Epsom salt.
It is also important to use Epsom salt regularly as part of our self-care regime, not solely as a reactive remedy when we’ve had a particularly tough day. We demand so much of ourselves, physically and mentally, on a daily basis with very little opportunity to re-coop and recover. Therefore we recommend using 250g of Newton Wood Epsom Salt crystals in your bath, 2-3 times per week. If you bathe less frequently, then we recommend 1kg per bath as well as incorporating our Epsom salt into your daily routine; using our crystals in the shower as a gentle exfoliant, as a hand or foot soak and as a face and hair cleanser.
Using Newton Wood Epsom Salt crystals regularly allows us to restore ourselves physically, mentally and spiritually and contributes towards maintaining balance in our everyday lives. It creates a holistic therapy for our minds, bodies and spirits which, despite being around for over 400 years, is required now, more than ever, in our increasingly demanding and busy lives.
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I LOVE these crystals! I'm not a bath-taker, so I was excited to discover that I could use it in the shower. I was also particularly excited to try it in my shampoo and let me tell you — the results were amazing! I've never found washing my hair to be a particularly fun experience, but these crystals, dare I say it, actually made washing my hair fun. My hair also looks amazing! It's softer and my curls are bouncier. I will definitely be using this every time I wash my hair! Tip: You just need one scoop in your shampoo. I recommend mixing it in a bowl beforehand.