As epsom salt is easily absorbed through the skin and acts as a natural sedative, taking epsom salt baths can soothe frazzled nerves when we're stressed.

What it does: Softens skin, reduces inflammation, swelling, and dries out oily skin. You can find it in most supermarkets and pharmacies, and best of all its super cheap. You can also find it at gardening supplies stores or pet fish stores.


How to do it:

1) Fill your bath tub with hot water. Add 3-4 cups of Epsom salt. Stir around until the salts are dissolved. Soak for about 20-30 minutes. Do this everyday for a few weeks to see effect.

2) If you don’t have a tub/just don’t have the time to soak, you can simply do it on a smaller scale. Add a spoonful of epsom salt to a little warm water in a cup. Stir until the salts are dissolves. Pat this mixture onto your face or other areas of your body. Wait until dry and wash off with warm water.

Why it helps: Epsom salt (magnesium sulfate) helps to expel toxins and heavy metals out of your body. Magnesium sulfate is easily absorbed through skin and is a natural sedative. This is why Epsom salt baths are known to be very soothing and calming to the nerves.