The name came from the town of Epsom, England where in 1618 a farmer’s cows refused to drink the local water because of its bitter taste. The farmer also noticed that after applying the water to scratches and rashes they healed quickly. The taste of the water, and the healing powers, proved to be the result of its natural Magnesium Sulfate content. Over time magnesium sulfate has proven to play an important role in soothing muscle aches and pains, exfoliating dead skin cells, relieving sore feet, improving sleep and reducing stress.
Made of minerals magnesium and sulfate, these are all natural ingredients which help improve the health in numerous ways. Magnesium helps regulate more than 300 enzymes in the body, many people are unaware the lack of magnesium causes high blood pressure, hyperactivity, heart problems amongst other health issues. Sulfate is known to flush toxins and help proteins in your joints, brain tissue and mucin proteins. This is why Dr Teal’s benefits your body from absorbing in magnesium sulfate through the skin. It is recommended an Epsom Salt bath is a safe, easy and relaxing way to increase the body’s levels of magnesium sulfate. Add two cups of Dr Teal’s Epsom salt to a bathtub of hot water and soak for at least 12 minutes. Treat yourself to a soak three times weekly for best results. All of Dr Teal’s Epsom Soaking Salts are labelled USP and have been manufactured, tested and certified to meet regulatory standards of the United States Pharmacopeia (USP).
Dr Teal’s® Epsom Salt can help relieve sore muscles after workouts. Create a muscle relaxing “paste” by dissolving a tablespoon of Epsom Salt into a cup of hot water and cooling the solution in the refrigerator for 20 minutes. Make sure to clean the skin of the affected area and dry off before applying.
Treat your feet to even more fun with a low-cost, at-home Dr Teal’s® Epsom Salt pedicure. Mix 1/2 cup of Epsom Salt with warm soap water and soak. Remove nail polish, cut and file toenails and then soak again for five minutes. Epsom Salt’s natural exfoliating properties will help soften rough and callused skin, leaving your feet feeling spa-fresh.
Making Dr Teal’s® Epsom Salt body soaks a regular part of your routine can help keep you feeling rejuvenated and your skin hydrated and healthy. Add two cups of Epsom Salt to a bathtub of hot water and soak for at least 12 minutes. Treat yourself to a soak three times weekly for best results.
Spa Treatment Gentle exfoliation is a common treatment at many spas, and you can have the same experience for a fraction of the price at home. After a shower, gently massage wet skin with handfuls of Dr Teal’s® Epsom Salt. The Salt’s coarse texture and rich nutrients help to cleanse and get rid of dead skin cells, leaving your skin silky smooth.
Adding Dr Teal’s® Epsom Salt to conditioner helps you to rid your hair of excess oil, which can weigh hair down and leave it looking flat. Create your own homemade volumizer by combining equal parts Epsom Salt and conditioner. Apply and leave in for 20 minutes before rinsing. Repeat the treatment weekly.
Dr Teal’s® Epsom Salt’s natural exfoliating properties help give facial pores a deep clean. For an Epsom Salt facial, add one half a teaspoon of Epsom Salt to any face cleansing cream. Apply to skin, rinse with cold water, and dry.
Dr Teal’s® Epsom Salt’s anti- inflammatory properties make it a great tool for alleviating sunburn irritation. Take an empty spray bottle, mix two tablespoons of Epsom with one cup of water and spray on the affected area. Your days of dealing with messy aloe are over.
Always find yourself fumbling for lip balm? Try giving your lips a deeper treatment using Dr Teal’s® Epsom Salt. Combine a few tablespoons of Salt with a teaspoon of petroleum jelly, apply the solution to the lips, and gently rub it in. The solution helps remove dead and/or dry skin and will leave your lips looking fuller and healthier.
Battle minor swelling from bee stings by using an anti-inflammatory Dr Teal’s® Epsom Salt compress. Mix two tablespoons of Epsom Salt with a cup of cold water and soak a cotton washcloth in the solution. Apply to affected area. If you have severe swelling or trouble breathing following a bee sting, seek emergency medical attention.
After you’ve managed to remove a minor splinter, relieve the swelling and irritation with an Dr Teal’s® Epsom Salt compress. Combine two tablespoons of Epsom Salt with a cup of cold water, soak a cotton wash cloth in the solution, and apply to the affected area.
Because of its ability to soothe skin and relax muscles, Dr Teal’s® Epsom Salt with lavender can also contribute to a good night’s rest. Get some zzz’s by soaking in a warm Epsom Salt bath before bed.