Sore Muscles? Epsom salt should be in your routine

The Many Health Benefits of Epsom Salt

Epsom salt derived from a bitter saline spring in Surrey, England many years ago and is surprisingly not a salt at all! It is a naturally pure mineral made of two very important elements: sulfate and magnesium. This compounded product has valuable effects that can soothe the mind, body and soul. Epsom salt offers a myriad of health benefits that range from curing skin issues, soothing aching muscles, healing cuts, treating respiratory infections and relaxing the nervous system. Epsom salt has quickly become the “go-to” solution to ease pain and stress. Below are some recovery techniques, sore muscle remedies and the overall health benefits of Epsom salt.

Recovery Techniques

Magnesium is a fantastic additive that provides a variety of recovery techniques including reducing stress. Research shows that healthy and normal magnesium levels can cause neurotransmitters in the brain to advance and produce a relaxing melatonin hormone. Recent studies show that individuals experiencing physical and mental stress can benefit from a healthy magnesium level. The research studied oral supplements but found that Epsom salt could offer comparable effects. Anyone feeling overwhelmed and stressed should try the simple recovery technique of bathing in Epsom salt. This alone will help release muscle tension and allow the mind to relax.

Epsom Bath for Sore Muscles

Individuals who suffer from certain inflammatory conditions such as gout, lupus, rheumatoid and psoriatic arthritis can benefit from an Epsom bath for sore muscles, reduction of swelling and general pain relief. Because one of the main ingredients of Epsom salt is Magnesium,  the Arthritis Foundation found that this element helps reduce pain, stiffness and swelling within the body. Epsom salt is also shown to regulate electrolytes which helps your muscles function properly, and better!

Health Benefits of Epsom Salt

Aside from recovery techniques and relieving sore muscles, there are also several other health benefits of Epsom salt. Epsom salt is proven to eliminate toxins, improve blood sugar levels and even help treat athlete’s foot and fungus. For people suffering from psoriasis and eczema, an Epsom salt bath can soothe and treat affected areas. The solution is also known for promotion foot health and is proven to be the simplest way to treat ingrown toenail infections.

We’ve covered how magnesium affects the body in positive ways, but what about the second ingredient, sulfate? Sulfate plays a major role in releasing the toxins from your body which in turn triggers reverse osmosis. To detoxify your body, it is suggested that once a week you add two cups of Epsom salt to a bathtub of warm water and soak for 10 to 15 minutes.

Epsom Salt with Hemp

At Unplugged Essentials, we currently have four products of soak blends with an interesting combination of Epsom salt and hemp. Each of our blends caters to specific needs from muscle relaxation and recovery to the release of stress and blood flow.

At Unplugged Essentials, we believe in a traditional Epsom salt bath provides an array of health benefits. We have taken this proven research and added a new approach to relaxation and recovery. For more information on our new and innovative salt recipe, visit