When dealing with overheated feet from a cardio routine, muscle stiffness or just relaxing to go to bed, soaking my feet or body for 30 minutes or more to the point of pruning has been an effective fix. The first experience with Epsom Salt was after surgery. After spending a week in hospital, my feet had become dried out and nasty. Upon leaving Florida Hospital Orlando, a nurse had suggested soaking in Epsom salt to remove dead skin. On the trip home I had packed my plastic bed pan to apply this remedy. After 30 minutes and pruning, I had been able to start the process of removing all the cracked skin. After the fact I had also had learned Epsom Salts’ other benefits:
a) draws toxins out of your body
b) remedy for bruises, sprains, and sore muscles
c) ingestion orally as a laxative
CVS, Walgreen’s or Walmart all have generic and name brand versions of Epsom Salts. Currently, I have been rotating between generic from Walgreen’s ($2.50) and Dr. Teals with Spearmint and Eucalyptus ($5.00). The Spearmint and Eucalyptus were supposed to be calming aromatics. To that end, I have a preference for the generic stuff versus Dr. Teal’s oily film.
So lets get down to the process.
1. Fill your pan or bath with warm or hot water.
2. Measure out 2 cups of Epsom Salt per gallon of water.
3. Pour In
4. Insert your body or feet for 30 minutes or more, look for pruning skin. The 30 minutes and pruning has been a good measurement for maximum effect.
As always consult a medical profession before usage as there maybe unintended consequences with drug interactions and/or those with diabetes.
More on my comments on Magnesium: The 12th Element, Magnesium