Why You'll Love Sea Salts More Than Epsom salts

Updated: Aug 8, 2019

We all know too much salt in the diet is a bad thing, but when it comes to using the substance on the body, it's actually quite the opposite. There is quite a lot of talk about how great Epsom salts are, but for a few reasons you might love sea salts even more...

Sea salts are mineral rich: While Epsom salts help to reduce swelling and ease muscle tension just like sea salts do, the main difference is that Epsom salts are just magnesium. Sea salt contains a whole family of minerals from the ocean, also the amniotic fluid that we were born in is the same mineral composition as the ocean. So when you impart those minerals onto the surface of the skin, there is a very synergistic exchange that promotes healing and conditioning of the skin.

They provide relief for a variety of ailments: Sea salt helps speed up the healing of cuts, and wounds. It also helps to reduce inflammation and some of the itchiness from psoriasis, rosacea, and eczema, among other conditions.

They're an overall skin conditioner: Because sea salts soften the water, they therefore help to soften the skin.

They charge up the body — literally: When salt is heated in water, negative ions are created. Since the body just happens to be positively charged, when these negative ions connect to the body, it helps reduce stress and promote healing. With two pounds of salt and a 20-minute soak [in the bath], the body feels noticeably different. You definitely emerge feeling renewed and some say the body even kind of hums a little bit.

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