Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Relax, treat yourself, for just pennies.

I have always loved relaxing in a warm bath.  When I was a kid and had a hard day of playing with my friends I remember my grandmother running a hot tub of water and allowing me to soak.  I always felt better after one of these long soaks.  Never realizing there was something to the formulation of the Epsom Salts that was soothing.  I always thought it was the TLC, tender loving care from Grama, which made me feel better. 

Actually, it's the magnesium that makes the real difference. I understand it was partly the TLC yet most of the credit goes to the magnesium sulfate in the formulation. Did you know magnesium is the second most abundant element in human cells?

When magnesium sulfate is absorbed topically, it draws out toxins from the body, relaxes the nervous system, relaxes muscles, and calms swelling, dosen't that sound nice?.

This is a true beauty treatment too, exfoliating our rough spots, as one of natures emollients it keeps our skin supple and moist. So, light the candles get out that book you have been waiting for the right moment to start, get out your bath pillow, and relax in a nice warm tub of Epsom salts, who knew?

As a frugal bunch you may already know this secret. I am the girl that is usually the last to know these important things.  What secrets do you have?

Director of Member Services and Smiles
OurHealth Co-op, Inc

1 comment:

  1. I put it in my hot tub with a little backing soda for a smothe relaxing soak!