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Epsom Salts   MgSO4  7H2O2

Researchers and physicians report that raising your magnesium levels may:

  • Improve heart and circulatory health, reducing irregular heartbeats, preventing hardening of the arteries, reducing blood clots and lowering blood pressure.
  • Improve the body's ability to use insulin, reducing the incidence or severity of diabetes.
  • Flush toxins and heavy metals from the cells, easing muscle pain and helping the body to eliminate harmful substances.
  • Improve nerve function by regulating electrolytes. Also, calcium is the main conductor for electrical current in the body, and magnesium is necessary to maintain proper calcium levels in the blood.
  • Relieve stress. Excess adrenaline and stress are believed to drain magnesium, a natural stress reliever, from the body. Magnesium is necessary for the body to bind adequate amounts of serotonin, a mood-elevating chemical within the brain that creates a feeling of well being and relaxation.


  • (CAUTION)  Because of the possibility of toxicity, the use of Epsom salt enemas should be discouraged. Rectal absorption of magnesium can be significant and difficult to predict, leading to toxic levels, even in patients with normal renal function. Epsom salt is essentially 100% magnesium sulfate, and ingestion can result in hypermagnesemia.

While increasing your magnesium levels, Epsom Salt also delivers sulfates, which are extremely difficult to get through food but which readily absorb through the skin. Sulfates serve a wide variety of functions in the body, playing a vital role in the formation of brain tissue, joint proteins and the mucosa proteins that line the walls of the digestive tract. Sulfates also stimulate the pancreas to generate digestive enzymes and are believed to help detoxify the body's residue of medicines and environmental contaminants.

One of the earliest discoveries of magnesium sulfate, the scientific name of Epsom Salt, occurred back in Shakespeare's time in Epsom, England, which explains the first half of the name. The term "salt" probably refers to the specific chemical structure of the compound, although many people mistakenly assume it refers to the crystalline structure of Epsom Salt, which has an appearance similar to that of table salt.
Table salt, of course, consists of sodium chloride, so it's an entirely different substance than magnesium sulfate.

    Epsom Salt is an FDA-approved laxative. Always Consult the package for directions. It is a good idea to consult with your health care provider before ingesting or using any over-the-counter medication.

    Epsom Salt is widely reported to soften skin, and it rinses away completely.
While we don't yet understand precisely why Epsom Salt has a softening effect, the results have been widely reported for hundreds of years.
In a recent study all participants experienced increased magnesium levels from soaking in a bath enriched with magnesium sulfate crystals, commonly known as Epsom Salt.

The silvery white metal does not occur free in nature, but compounds such as the sulfate (Epsom salts), oxide (magnesia), & carbonate (magnesite) have long been known.
  Sulfates, one of the major components of Epsom Salt, have been shown effective in improving nutrient absorption and toxin elimination. Magnesium, the other major component of Epsom Salt, has a demonstrated a calming effect and plays a role in the activity of more than 325 enzymes.

  Because both magnesium and sulfates can be absorbed through the skin, many parents report that giving their child a warm bath with 1-2 cups of dissolved Epsom Salt just before bedtime helps relax and extend the child's sleep cycle and ease digestive function.


Directions: Adults and children 12 years of age and older -2 to 4 level teaspoons dissolved in 8 oz. of water.
 children 6 to 12 years old - 1 to 2 level teaspoons dissolved in 8 oz. of water.
Will generally produce results in 30 minutes to six hours. Repeat in six hours if needed.  Do not use more than two doses per 24 hour period.  Lemon juice may be added to improve taste.  Do not use laxative products with abdominal pain, nausea,or vomiting are present unless directed to do so by your health care provider.  Also read package for further instructions.

Epsom salts can also be used in an enema.

Relaxing Bath / Soak

Directions:  Dissolve 2 cups of Epsom salts in a bathtub of warm water.
Individuals with diabetes should not use this without consulting their physician.

 Enema Recipe:

Epsom salt increases amount of water in the intestine, thereby promoting bowel movement.

1 to 4 tbsp. Epsom salts
2 qts. warm filtered water (mix well)
Temperature 103║Fahrenheit


Directions for Administering an Enema

Very purging
    Do not use magnesium sulfate as a laxative if you have stomach (abdominal) pain, nausea, or vomiting, unless directed by a doctor. If you notice a sudden change in bowel habits that persists over a period of 2 weeks.
   Stop taking magnesium sulfate and seek emergency medical attention if you experience an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of your throat; swelling of your lips, tongue, or face; or hives)   Other side effects than those listed here could also occur.

Epsom salts can have some dangerous side effects!

When receiving the enema:
Massage abdomen in a counter-clockwise direction this will help move the solution higher into the colon.

Massaging the abdomen during the administration of an enema will help the recipient except more of the enema solution.


When expelling the enema:
Massage abdomen in a clockwise direction this will help move the solution back toward the rectum and anus.

Massaging the abdomen while expelling the enema helps move the solution and feces toward the rectum and out the anus.

Remember to Thoroughly Wash Your Equipment after Use

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Warning: Do not use enemas or laxatives if abdominal pain, nausea, or vomiting are present unless directed by your health care provider.
  Rectal bleeding or failure to have a bowel movement after use of a laxative or enema may indicate a serious condition.
  Discontinue use and consult your health care provider.
  Statements contained within these web pages are for informational purposes only,
and have not been evaluated by the FDA.
  These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
  If pregnant or have an existing medical condition consult your healthcare provider before using.