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Epsom Salt for Feet

Epsom Salts -  A  Western perspective on epsom salt foot soaks, long recognized for its
healing benefits

Magnesium sulphate is known as epsom salts
A brief Western history of Epsom Salts and its role in reducing muscular aches and pains plus more.
  • 17th Century:

    • Epsom salts were first discovered in the early 17th century in the town of Epsom, England,   The salts were noted for their bitter taste and were used for various medicinal purposes, particularly as a laxative as well as for bathing and foot soaking.

  • 18th Century:

    • In the 18th century, Epsom salts gained popularity as a natural remedy for a range of ailments, including constipation, muscle aches, and skin conditions.

    • They were also used in agriculture to improve soil quality and promote plant growth.

  • 19th Century:

    • Epsom salts continued to be widely used in medicine during the 19th century, both orally and topically, for their purported health benefits.

    • They were also used in the manufacture of textiles and paper, as well as in the tanning industry.

  • 20th Century:

    • In the 20th century, the use of Epsom salts in medicine declined somewhat, as other medications became more widely available.

    • However, they remained popular as a home remedy for various ailments and as a component of bath salts for relaxation and muscle pain relief.

  • 21st Century:

    • Epsom salts continue to be used for a variety of purposes in the 21st century, including in agriculture, industry, and healthcare.  Epsom salts are popular in the wellness industry, with many people using them in baths to promote relaxation and to relieve muscle tension.

How to do an epsom salt foot bath combined with Aches Away?

Boil water and steep 1/2 an Aches Away packet in a tea pot.  

Let it steep for 15 minutes

Add warm water between 100 - 110F to your foot bath so that it reaches the  bottom of the ankle.

Add your epsom salts to the water.  As a general guideline, you can start with about 1/2 cup to 1 cup of Epsom salts per gallon of warm water.

Add the Aches Away "tea" to the foot bath.

Check the water temperature that it isn't too hot.

Place feet in the foot bath and soak for 30 minutes.

Epsom Salts - An Eastern perspective and how adding  traditional herbs may boost the effectiveness of an epsom salt foot bath

Aches Away foot soak  - the perfect addition to an epsom salt footbath
How can adding Aches Away Foot Soaks help with your muscle aches and pains?

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a holistic healthcare system that dates back thousands of years. It emphasizes the balance of the body's energy, or Qi, which flows through meridians. These meridians are like energetic highways, connecting different parts of the body. In TCM, each meridian is associated with a specific organ or function.

The feet are considered a microcosm of the body in TCM, with numerous acupuncture points and meridians ending or passing through them. The belief is that by stimulating these points, you can influence the corresponding organs and promote health.

Foot soaks are a common practice in TCM to promote health and balance. Warm water, infused with natural herbs long recognized for their medicinal value is used to soak the feet. This practice is believed to help open up the meridians in the feet, allowing Qi to flow more freely. It can also help relax the muscles and improve circulation, which is beneficial for overall health.

By adding Aches Away foot soak to an epsom salt foot bath, you will be incorporating an ancient health practice to increase the already significant health benefits to be gained from soaking feet in warm water and epsom salts.  This foot soak contains seven natural herbs and roots which are believed to work with specific energy meridian lines to remove Qi blockages.  Although Aches Away can be used by itself without the addition of epsom salts, anyone who already enjoys the benefits of soaking free in epsom salts will find this greatly enhances the experience.

woman having an epsom salt foot  at home
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