Health Benefits of Salt Baths

is salt healthy importance of saltMost people are deficient in Magnesium… in fact, you probably are too.

Magnesium is the second most abundant element in our bodies, and is used in regulating over 300 enzymes and reactions in the body.

I’ve written before about how the depleted magnesium levels in our food and water, and the imbalance of nutrients in the foods that we eat have left most of us dangerously deficient in Magnesium.

Most of us also have too much calcium in our bodies, relative to our magnesium levels (thanks to fortified foods and imbalanced soils).

Many forms of magnesium are difficult to absorb when taken orally, especially for those with a damaged gut (that is most of us too).

Here is where Magnesium Salt Baths and Transdermal Magnesium Oil can make a big difference…

The skin is the body’s largest organ, and as such, has an amazing ability to absorb, filter toxins, and deliver nutrients to the body. It is also a visible sign of the health of the body as a whole.

When the skin has rashes, eczema, psoriasis, dry skin, acne, or other problems, this is often a sign of deeper issues within the body. As the skin is also an elimination organ, the body will push out toxins through the skin when the other organs of elimination (gut, liver, kidneys, etc.) are taxed or burdened.

A damaged gut can also make absorbing magnesium and other minerals through the digestive system more difficult, so topical magnesium oil or magnesium baths are a great solution.

Magnesium/Salt Baths are Great for the Following

  • Stress relief
  • Muscle aches
  • Increasing insulin sensitivity
  • Improving circulation
  • Better nutrient absorption
  • Headache relief
  • Speeding up wound healing
  • During illness, especially respiratory illness
  • For children to help mineral absorption and improve sleep
  • For acne, eczema or other skin problems
  • For joint pain relief
  • To help relieve poison ivy or skin reactions
  • Improving skin hydration

How to Incorporate Magnesium/Salt Baths

I regularly add a cup of epsom salts or magnesium flakes and a few tablespoons of Himalayan salt to my kids baths. When I have the time, I take relaxing baths in this mixture also.

When I can’t take the time for a bath, magnesium oil also helps. Amazingly, I notice the benefits of transdermal magnesium (baths or magnesium oil) much more quickly than when I take internal forms of magnesium.

My Favorite Magnesium Salt Bath Recipe

  • 1-2 cups of epsom salts or magnesium flakes(magnesium flakes are absorbed much more easily)
  • 1/2 cup Himalayan or Sea Salt
  • 1/2 tsp of natural vanilla extract
  • 10-15 drops of essential oil of choice (I love lavender and mint)

I mix the salt and magnesium flakes and then sprinkle with the vanilla and essential oil. The whole mixture gets added to a warm bath, and I soak for at least 20 minutes, though 30 is preferable.I try to make time for this at least once a week, though my kids get it added to their bath each night.

For intensive therapy (illness, eczema, etc.) these baths can be done daily, though you should check with a doctor if you have any medical conditions.

Do you ever add magnesium to your bath? Will you try it? Share below!

Magnesium salt baths are wonderful for the skin and can help boost the body's nutrient levels while relaxing.

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  1. Love this recipe!  My massage therapist told me about doing 2 cups of epsom salts, 1 Cup hydrogen peroxide, & 1/2 cup of baking soda in a bath to relax sore muscles.  I like your idea of adding the vanilla though…may make me hungry 😉  So glad I found you from Everyday Paleo!

  2. I did start to take magnesium about a week ago. I think I read somewhere to take larger doses when you begin and to reduce them when the stools get loose.  It’s been a week and I couldn’t really say I’ve had a “loose” stool. I’m not bound-up at all, but not loose. So…. should I increase the dosage? The recommended dosage is 3 tablets and I’m taking 4.

    • I would hold at that for a while and see how you do. If you aren’t noticing any changes after a couple of weeks, up the dose, or try a transdermal dose..

      • I use epsom salts internally and externally,I put some in my kids baths regularly too. But I hear Magnesium flakes are less toxic. I use both. I find it more economical to make the magnesium oil spray myself and spray it on my body after a shower then rub my oil or lotion on top.
        After a workout I pray it on my muscles and rub it in and I have hardly any muscle pain since doing this. It is also very deodarising and refreshing. I add tiny peices of orange peel and essential oils. My skin always feels softer and smoother after this and I do add this mix to my very thick mango butter lotion, it make it runny and last longer and I put a few flakes in my bath wash.
        If you have muscle pain or headache spray it on that specific area and rub it in, repeat several times, you will feel better.
        If I have wind or/ and bloating I spay it on my tummy several times a day, massaging it round my waist to my back, it helps loads.
        The safest mesurement if you want to make your own for the 1st time is 20% flakes to 80% spring water in a spray bottle, if it stings dilute, but it may tingle a bit at 1st. Never apply to freshly shaved or waxed areas trust me it will STING!!!!

          • Why would you caution against using Epsom salt in case of CBS mutation? Is it because of the caution in the article against particularly sulfur-containing foods? I don’t think INORGANIC sulfate (as in the case of Epsom salt, magnesium sulfate) is going to pose any particular problem for someone just because that person has problems metabolizing ORGANIC sulfur-containing molecules.

          • I will continue to try to find more info to explain but so far this is the best one I have found but there are many forums to read as well please take time to google why people with CBS and SUOX gene mutations should not use epson salt
            ” Detoxification strategies such as heavy metal chelators and Epsom salt baths should be avoided as well. Other supplements to avoid will be L-methionine, L-cysteine, L-taurine, glucosamine, L-glycine, DMSO, SAMe, methylcobalamine, methyl-folate, Betaine, HCL and choline.”

          • I asked for a simpler explanation to explain to people why it is not recommended that people with mutations in these genes not take epson salt baths and this is the answer I received ” check out Dr. Yasko’s literature..In short, Epson salt is magnisum SULFATE. CBS regulates the enzymes for converting homocysteine to GSH. Certain variants if expressing can divert the process causing high taurine levels ( associated w/seizures activity) and produce more sulfer from methylation.” The link included explains what themethylation cycle is

          • But you’ll notice that inorganic sulfate does not participate in the methylation cycle. Go over the diagram & you’ll see that at no point is sulfate ion an input to anything. Where sulfate is discussed is as an inactive product or byproduct OF this pathway, such that measurement of sulfate ion in urine may be diagnostic of some defects. So Epsom salt should have no particular adverse effect in persons with the defect described.

            Don’t worry, I have a Ph.D. in biochemistry, so I’m used to analyzing such issues.

          • Hi Jobi, thanks for your initial link and Robert for the subsequent debate. It has helped me join up the dots as to what is going on in my body. I am waiting for genetic test results at the mo but can adjust my current nutrition and supplements in the meantime, based on the info in these articles 🙂

    • You do not get loose stool from magnesium baths or via other techniques of topical supplementations, you might get it from oral supplementation: However, it is not a benchmark for how much your body needs. This is a misunderstanding. In fact, loose stool is a sign that the particular type of magnesium is either overdosed, or that you body does not absorb it as it should.

      It is a different story for vitamin C therapy. Here you are correct. To find the sweet spot for what your body needs and can administer, getting close to the limit of getting loose stool is a low tech way of pin pointing this spot. But as I say, this logic does NOT apply for magnesium.

      • .. and I should add, unlike vitamin C, our bodies not build to handle magnesium overdosing, so one should not experiment with oral supplementation (and try follow the recommendations). Topically the risk is considerably lower though.

        • If I take one Epsom salt bath, my hair becomes considerably more greasy a few hours later. If I take another Epsom salt bath the following day (or magnesium flakes–same result) my hair becomes literally matted to my head with grease (sebum. It’s awful and very hard to resolve. Plus I lose a LOT of hair. Is this because I am detoxing, or would it be a magnesium overdose? I have an extremely leaky gut (dealing with SIBO too) so I am uncertain about how to proceed, with transdermal magnesium being such an important intervention. Push through and see how long this terrible side effect persists, or refrain?

          • I have the same issue. Every time I take an espsom salt bath I lose TONS of hair. It’s horrible. I would love to hear the advice on this issue if anyone knows for sure why this is.

    • Magnesium glauconite not oxide is what you want to avoid the loose stool issue

  3. I’m ordering the epsom salt and himalayan salt right now for my kids’ baths. My youngest has persistent (though not terrible) eczema. And, anything to help the kids sleep better is worth trying!

    • I noticed a definite diference about a week in. Our don’t have eczema, but they sleep much better. It has helped clients and some of my relatives a lot with eczema and psoriasis.

      • How does adding salt like this to a bath help eczemA? I thought salt dried out the skin? I’m very interested as a lot of my family has eczema

        • Hi, Michelle. Not sure about magnesium salt baths, but I’ve been using dead sea salt for quite some time. I had done research before, and found that many people who suffer from eczema have found dead sea salts work wonders for them. Dead sea salts are known to cleanse and detoxify the body, which is why it made sense for me to try. Sure, every body’s condition is different, but I’ve had great results, as have others.

  4. I use Epsom salts in my baths but have not tried the magnesium flakes.

  5. Where do you buy the salt in bulk?  I have one baby with  eczema and one 3 year old with psoriasis on her scalp.  I thought not eating grains and raw milk would take care of that, but it hasn’t.  I would bathe my 4 kids twice daily if I thought it would help them sleep better.  🙂  Thanks of the tip!

  6. This looks great!  I am always on the lookout for help with clearing up my daughter’s skin.  We eat a pretty clean diet and she still has bumpy arms and cheeks.  I have tried everything and am definitely going to try this.  Tell me, how much do you add to your kids bath?  Do you add that whole recipe?  It just seemed like a lot to me (2.5 cups or so) but perhaps not.  Thanks!

    • You could use about half for kids baths, but for the first week or so, I’d use the full dose to get their levels up, or use more once a week or so.

    • It may not be eczema. My daughter has what is lamenly called “bumpy skin”. It’s an excess of skin build up at the follicle. Basically, she doesn’t shed well. She also has sensitive skin and can’t tolerate typical exfoliation. I have found, shea butter with almond oil, and several combinations of essential oils that are known for skin regeneration with beeswax into a lotion bar have worked better than anything else. I tried every DIY combination I could find for eczema, and nothing has worked for her. That’s because I found out recently that it wasn’t eczema:-) Also, milk baths exfoliate very gently, just be prepared to shower after the bath!

    • There is a link with bumpy skin on arms to Gluten….try google…

    • Both of my daughters and I have been diagnosed with the bumpy arms, thighs and cheeks. I started fish supplements and only use coconut oil for moisturizing our skin. We haven’t had any bumps in 5 years!!

  7. I’m new to your site and love it! Thank you for sharing your knowledge. I’m a huge fan of salt baths but love to add bubbles. Do you have a natural bubble bath recipe that could be added to the salt baths?

    • As I understamd, adding synthetic chemicals to the bath will interefere with the magnesium molecules’ ability to pass through the skin. You can add some things, but skip the commerially made products, at least. They are almost always “bad medicine” regardless.

    • I’ve read that soap in an Epsom salt bath can render it useless. I usually give my toddler her salt bath then right before she is done wash her bum and rinse and get out. Keeping the soap to a minimum. Also bubbles aren’t exactly good for you even natural ones they can cause yeast infection etc.

  8. I’m going to give this a try.. I do have some achy joints from time to time but really just want the magnesium.. I also take magnesium….this wouldn’t be to much would it?

    • It shouldn’t, but if you start getting loose stools, just reduce the amount you are taking a little bit.

  9. I do a salt bath every night although I only use Epsom salt…maybe I need to switch to flakes and also add the himalayan salt too.  Any health benefit from the vanilla and essential oil except smell?

    • Just the relaxation. Lavender is also good for the skin.

  10. Great advice! I’m a massage therapist and I teach my clients about the benefits of epsom salt baths, but I love the idea of the transdermal magnesium. The other thing I tell them about salt baths is that they are able to pick up any “energetic junk” that gets stuck to sensitive people when they’re around stress, crows or negativity–for me it helps to do this 1-2 x/week, and works w/ epsom or dead sea salt (but more muscle relaxing benefits from the epsom, so that’s what I usually go for). BTW–Thank you Katie for all of your hard work on this amazing website! 🙂

    • You can pick up negetive energy from crows? How is that? Ive never heard of that but would love to hear more.

      • hahahahaha i’m willing to bet she meant “crowds”

        • Ah hahaha you’re probably right! Once I was doing Tai Chi in a park…there were a bunch of crows up in the oak tree above me…I remembered this very comment so I was curious how the practice would go! It ended up being an especially therapeutic session so I decided crows’ energy was plenty safe for me! xD

  11. Is there a specific brand of salt that you recommend?

    • I use epsom salts with some Himalayan or celtic salt added in for salt baths, but for eating, we stick to Himalayan.

  12. I am so sold on Himalayan salt that I use Sole water in the morning, and use the fine ground Himalayan salt in all my cooking (looks pretty in pink in a little ramekin next to my stove top).

  13. Would taking 400 mg of magnesium oxide have the same effect?

    • My research suggests that magnesium oxide is poorly metabolized by the body. One site said only 4% to 50% of the m.o. gets absorbed when taken internally. transdermally is much more effective, but use magnesium flakes or Epsom salt.

  14. I don’t have a bathtub so I use epsom salts in the shower…I put about 1 cup epsom salt in a cup and add a liquid soap to it and then scrub up. I suppose a shower isn’t the best way because you don’t actually soak in the water. It sure has made my skin nice and soft.

    • If you get Epsom salt & liquid “soap” to mix, then it’s not real soap. Real soap & Epsom salt would form magnesium soap, which doesn’t dissolve in water.

  15. Would this be okay for my 5 month old girl who has some eczema? What are some causes of eczema.

  16. Hello! My 9 month old son has been having an eczema flare up the past few weeks….It initially appeared when he was a month old but we got it under control with your lotion bars and switching to a goat’s milk formula. I was wondering if it is ok for him to take this salt bath or use the oil? Or if you have any ideas for salves, etc…I appreciate any advice! Thanks 🙂

    • Oh, it is worst in the folds of his arms, behind his knees/thighs, and he has learned to scratch the outsides of his ankle area with his toes so that looks pretty bad too. The past 2 days he has gotten light splotches all over his torso.

  17. I have eczema, I’ve kept it under control for 3 years with steroids and body creams. I’m working to reduce the toxins in my life so II started adding Epsom salt to my baths. and using coconut oil instead of vani cream. No new break outs and I feel like my skin looks healthier. plus Epsom salt baths are so relaxing.

  18. I started training in the Krav Maga discipline last year and was be incredibly sore all week for the first few months. Then, I started taking epsom salt baths after my classes and the soreness went away almost immediately! It was such a great relief to not be in pain so often bc I really love my Krav training!

  19. Is this safe to do while pregnant?

    • No, baths are not recommended for women while pregnant. This is because the fetus has not developed any intrinsic mechanism to manage its own temperature. Temperature regulation for a fetus is done passively through the amniotic fluid. When a pregnant woman submerges in warm water, the temperature of the amniotic fluid increases in relative proportion to the water temperature, leaving the fetus unable to escape or compensate for the elevated temperature of the womb. Although magnesium baths for transdermal absorption may be beneficial, the risk to unborn fetus outweighs any of its benefits absolutely.

      • I was told that a bath is fine. Just no hot tubs or extremely hot baths.

  20. I tried a magnesium oil spray and it burned the first application then I broke out in a rash. The only ingredients listed are water and magnesium. Have you ever heard of something like this happening?

    • I’ve read that this can happen for those who are very deficient. try just using on the feet at night first and work up slowly

      • Try making a magnesium lotion with the oil, no more burning 🙂 I found a recipe on Pinterest from modern alternative mama

      • Hi wellness mama,

        Thanks for that tip.

        Just curious why being “deficient” would cause that type of reaction?

  21. Do you think soaking in Epsom salts could help to get pregnant?

  22. Why use both epsom and Himalayan salt?

  23. Magnesium is not “the second most abundant element in the human body” it is not even close. Hydrogen, Carbon, Oxygen, Nitrogen, Sulfur, Phosphorous all come before it, as well as others I believe.

  24. For magnesium, it is best to use magnesium chloride on your skin (transdermally) or in bath. Magnesium has to be bound to another atom to be utilized, so there is no pure magnesium. The most effective way to get it is through your skin because your body can directly absorb it without having to digest it. Plus magnesium has to stay in your intestines for as much as 12 hours before absorption, and with its potential laxative effect it normally does not stay that long. It’s benefits are indeed powerful. Magnesium sulfate (epsom salts) is a good source but the sulfate makes it easily excreted by the kidneys. Magnesium chloride is so much more absorbable
    which is why it requires a much smaller dose in the bath.

  25. i am allergic to Sulfa/Sulfate. Epson salt has sulfa in it ad makes my skin itch. So, is there another option? Would the Magnesium flakes be sulfate free? Is there a magnesium supplement that you would recommend?

    • Magnesium flakes are usually magnesium chloride, so that may be a better route for you.

  26. Wellness mama does it again 😉 I have heard about the detoxing affects of Epsom salts but I’ve never had it explained in regards to magnesium specifically. I am eight months pregnant and I am eating foods rich in magnesium but I am also doing this bath tonight to help with any magnesium that I may need as well as relax my muscles. Thanks so much for posting! I would definitely recommend this to other moms during the pregnancy.



  27. Soo doing the salt baths for the kiddos and have a few questions. After soaking can we lather and rinse? How about rinsing after the salt bath? Also i have magnesium oil and it makes me itch terribly. Any reason for that? Thank you 🙂

    • You can totally lather and rinse in the salt baths. And you can rinse, although if I am just soaking, I don’t always do so. With the itching… Many people experience a tingling sensation. You might just be getting an itchiness instead.

  28. Hi Wellness Mama, My 5-year-old has eczema which is currently presenting itself behind and around her ears, and on her scalp. Would just soaking her body in Magnesium flakes and Himalayan salt take care of this, or is there anything you would put directly on the ears and scalp? Thank you.

  29. Hi Wellness Mama, I like to know can Epsom Salts be added to magnesium chloride for our bath salts?

  30. since I can’t get to a lovely bath every night…would soaking my feet in epsom salts work….I could do that every day….

  31. I took a bath last night and the direction on my Epsom salt bag said to add 2 cups per gallon of water. I added the whole 4Ib bag and stayed in about 45 mins. Was this too much and can it be toxic?

  32. I have been using a tablespoon of sodium sesquicarbonate (the ingredient that old fashioned bath cubes were made from) in my bath. Would adding magnesium flakes be a good idea or not?

    • Depends what you want to do. Magnesium chloride & sodium sequicarbonate will react to form magnesium carbonate, which will be like chalk in the water. If your idea is to have the magnesium available for absorption from the water, that’s the opposite of what you’d want to do. Also, if your object in adding sodium sesquicarbonate to the water is to “soften” it for use with soap, adding magnesium chloride would be the opposite of what you’d want to do, too. However if your object is to moderate the alkalinity of the sodium sesquicarbonate, you would achieve that by adding magnesium chloride.

  33. I gave my son his first epsom salt bath tonight. I put on his regular skin cream after the bath (I washed his hair and body in the bath but rinsed with the salt water). Will leaving the salt water on him make him itchy? Is it okay that I put his cream on him? He has some eczema, but it is well controlled right now. Are there benefits to leaving the salt water on? It is easier not to rinse him with other water. The main reason I looked into magnesium baths for him is because he is having some anxiety issues and also holding his bowels. I tried giving him some CALM (magnesium), but he wouldn’t drink it. I read the comments above, but I guess I am confused as to the uses for magnesium. I thought one of them was to calm and another was to loosen bowels. He is potty-trained but not poop-trained (now withholding). I am waiting to get into a specialist, but I know they will go the MiraLax route. Thanks for your comments!

    • Most people can have simple inorganic salts like magnesium sulfate dry on their skin from water without becoming itchy, but it may make some people feel uncomfortably dry. There is no benefit to leaving the salt water on & walking around damp & dripping, so why not dry him off? Magnesium sulfate on skin won’t loosen bowels; it draws water into the stool if swallowed or given as an enema.

  34. when I had really bad Exczema I used sea salt in my bath and made a honey body scrub with it, it really helped heal my skin, so I can only imagine what you are doing will be exstreamly beneficial to your sons skin and health, I also put the Magnesium flakes or Epsom salts in my body wash and and I made a skin spray of 10% magnesium flakes and 90% water, with essential oils as it makes an excellent body spray/deoderant and its great for easing DOMs after a good work out.

    • My thirteen year old son has really bad eczema on both his legs and arms. I mean… bad! We’ve tried everything the allergist and dermatologist suggested and the only thing that has helped is steroids, but those can only be used part time. I need to pull out all the stops to help this boy. I cry when I think about what he must be going through physically and socially at school. He has to wear long pants and long sleeve shirts to cover the lesions.

      Can you explain what was in your honey scrub? Can anyone share what the recipe would be like? And what should I use as a moisturizer after his baths?

      • I had really bad eczema, head to toe. Get bath was shampoo that has no sodium laureth sulfate or parbens etc, you can use shampoo as wash. Stay away from Shea,coco butter and nuts that can be in products in case he is allergic.
        For the bath magnesium flacks or Epsom salts and a bit of baking soda are great. You can add essential oils like lavender or chamomile.
        Before the bath cover your skin in a natural oil like coconut oil or olive oil. Even the cheapest ones work for bath and skin as long as they have no other ingredients.
        Soak in the bath for at least 10mins, pouring the water over the skin.
        With the scrub, it is best to use in a quick shower, once over, rinse off then have the bath as above for maximum results. Or you could alternate between these 2 methods.
        The scrub could be: fine sea salt, Epsom salts. About half the jar. Then add 3-7 table spoons of honey, 3 to 7 tablespoons of olive or coconut oil or equal amounts of both. Lavender or chamomile essential oils about 7-12 drops. You could add a large table spoon of magnesium salts to some water mix that in the jar of scrub too. Yes you need a big glass jar! I also had bits of orange, lemon, lime, grapefruit skin…if your not allergic. It is all very healing.
        For moisturizers mix: lavender and chamomile essential oils with coconut and olive oil, palm butter from Amazon website, aloe vera gel. A tiny bit of magnesium oil…to make that put flakes in water….a 500ml bottle wld be 2 teaspoons of magnesium salts and fill with water, only add less than quarter of this to the moisturiser. You could also try apricot oil, really nice.
        Put all the ingredients in a bug bowl, use ab electric hand blender, whip til fluffy or creaming, put in jars and set in the fridge or freezer.
        You can add or omit, experiment with ingredients, but these are the basics that will help to heal externally.
        Are there food allergies? Gluten is what causes my problems. It lowers my immune system and causes the eczema. Even oats! I have to buy a gluten free version.
        Hope this helps, it is rather long!

      • Kindly look into internal detoxing. Give parasite cleanse a serious consideration. Research it and go that route. Do not be surprised when your son’s conditions disappears, they usually do after parasite cleanse. Cleanse his Howell, don’t be surprised at that NHS that come out, and then do candida cleanse. You can check, read the testimonials by people with such conditions, and then make your decisions, then take it from there. Your son will be alright.

    • I use the salts etc same as you, for myself, all that you said is true

  35. Hi I know this is an old post but im searching for remedies for my 6 year old son who has cycles of tic behaviour, hes asthmatic and has alegies to grass pollen and green pea. Is it safe to use magnesium flakes with my little boy to help with his tic.

    • Safe, surely. Effective I couldn’t vouch for. If what you’re seeing is not actual tic behavior, but twitches originating in the muscles, there’s a chance that correcting Mg deficiency would fix them.

    • Yes, the salts may be benefical. Lavebder and chamamile essential oils are also good. If he is not allergic to coconut oi, that can be very healing too.You could also try the salt pipe and salt lamp for his various allergies. Also nettle capsules, tablets, tea and tincture are great for Allen goes. Just be patient and let it build up in your system.

  36. Since magnesium flakes absorb easier and are smaller in comparison to the salts, would you still use the same amount in your recipe or should you use less if using flakes?

  37. Hi. Do you mean you put the entire mixture in a single bath? It seems like a lot, and it’s not exactly inexpensive, so just checking.
    We’ve been having difficulty getting our 2 1/2 year old to sleep, so were thinking of a sea salt water drink and/or bath to help.
    What do you think?

    • Try adding lavender and chamomile essential oils to his bath. Just afew drops and you wouldn’t need more than a tablespoon or 2 of the salts as it is really strong and can sting if you use too much. Also put the chamomile and lavender essential oils in Hus lotion and put that on after his bath. Maybe make a spray with the salts and lavender and spray his bed and nite clothes lightly.

  38. Do you use the entire recipe in one bath or is this enough for multiple?

    • I use it for one because it’s the most concentrated. You could use it for multiples, but it won’t be as concentrated and so won’t get the full effect…

  39. Hi, we dont have any chlorine filter installed. Can we still add this mixture in regular tap water. Thx

  40. Hi , my son is 10 years cp kid and has epilepsy. Is Epsom salt bath will benefit him ?

  41. Can the recipe for salt bath above be used on my 11 month old?

  42. Hi,
    Have been reading your posts for a while – first time commenting. I regularly take Epsom salt/magnesium baths with essential oils. I’m wondering why the vanilla? Does it do something specific or is it just because you like it?
    I have arthritis, fibromyalgia and multiple back issues on top of intestinal issues… other than that, I love a good bath soak!

  43. I used to have all the problems you describe. Epsom baths are wonderfully soothing but what really resolved the problems was buying an infrared sauna tent (Amazon $200-ish) and working up a good sweat daily, as well as coffee enemas, clean paleo eating, and practicing deep breathing.