The Difference Between Epsom Salt and Magnesium Chloride
If you’ve read our post about the health benefits of baths, you’re up to speed on what a good soak in the tub has to offer! Let’s take this convo a step further and talk about magnesium, its health benefits, and why an Epsom salt bath may not be doing the trick…
Magnesium… remind me what that is again?
Magnesium is a naturally occurring mineral found in humans, animals, plant life, sea, and soil. It is the fourth most abundant mineral in the human body, a crucial component to the functioning of our vital organs, and the key ingredient in our bath soaks!
Why the fuss?
Trust us, y’all- magnesium is no joke! This mineral assists in over 300 reactions in the human body. From the brain, to heart, to bones, to muscles, to metabolism, magnesium is ever-present and absolutely critical. An estimated 68% of Americans are deficient in this essential nutrient.
So, how will it help?
- Relieves stress and headaches
- Soothes cramping or achy muscles
- Helps boost exercise performance
- Improves symptoms of depression
- Promotes quality sleep
- Improves skin hydration and condition
Magnesium chloride flakes vs. Epsom salts – what’s the difference?
While you may have heard about the wonders of an Epsom salt bath, we at Laki prefer soaking with magnesium flakes, and here’s why! The molecular structure of Magnesium Chloride is much more easily absorbed into the body than that of Epsom Salts. While both are soluble, the effects of Magnesium Chloride is much more intense.
So draw a bath, pour in your favorite flakes, and soak up that magnesium goodness through the largest organ in the body – your skin! On the days you don’t take baths, use our Unscented Bath Soaks to make a magnesium oil spray. Switch to magnesium and share your journey with us on social media @lakinaturals!