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Epsom Salts in the bath ?

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How much Epsom Salts should I use in the bath ?

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on April 24, 2013
at 12:12 AM

The packaging says something like 2 cups but all you really need is 1. They're just trying to get you to use more product :P

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on April 23, 2013
at 10:09 PM

If it hasn't happened yet you are probably in the clear. The one example I saw of someone running into digestive distress was with 4 cups and soaking for an hour.

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on May 07, 2013
at 10:43 PM

It depends on how much magnesium you are supplementing with in other ways. If you are taking magnesium orally, like in a capsule or in a drink like Calm or ConcenTrace, and also using magnesium oil as a foot rub or deodorant, then I would use a scant cup, or maybe even half a cup. If you overdo it you can experience a laxative effect ala Milk of Magnesia. But if you aren't taking magnesium supplements, then 2 cups will give you a VERY relaxing bath if you soak in it for 30 mins - just make sure the water isn't too hot or you could exhaust yourself. ENJOY!

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on April 23, 2013
at 09:54 PM

I soak for about 45min with about 3 cups. Never gotten diarrhea from it yet (knock on wood!).

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on April 23, 2013
at 10:09 PM

If it hasn't happened yet you are probably in the clear. The one example I saw of someone running into digestive distress was with 4 cups and soaking for an hour.

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on July 11, 2013
at 04:05 PM

It depends on your need and your amount of water.

If you're using it as a relaxing, general soak, as little as 1/4C (in a shallow bath) is enough.

If you're dealing with sprains and deep tissue pain, go with 2C in a moderate bath.

If you have one of those gigantic, 'new American mansion' style jacuzzi baths, it's going to take much more.

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on June 27, 2013
at 01:42 PM

I've heard several times over that 2 cups is the go. This is also what Dr Carolyn Dean recommends, an doctor who is known for her study of magnesium deficiency.

http://drcarolyndean.com/magnesium_miracle/

I was also of the understanding that you need to soak for at least 40 minutes to get the full benefit. The first 20 minutes releases toxins and in the second 20 minutes you start absorbing the magnesium. And yes if you have too much magnesium it will cause a laxitive effect, this is just your body's way of getting rid of the excess. I wouldn't stress to much though as the majority of us are magnesium deficient. It's very hard to get adequate amounts from food these days so soaking it in daily is a good idea. The oils can be helpful too. If you're worried about using it up too quickly try having foot baths instead or do what I did and buy a 5kg tub off eBay!

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on April 23, 2013
at 09:38 PM

they seem to recommend using so much .. i nver use as much as they say. Id go through it too quickly .. :) i use somewhere from 1/2cup-1 cup.

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on April 23, 2013
at 08:58 PM

General guidelines I've seen have called for 2 cups of Epsom Salts, and not soaking for more than 1/2 hour unless you enjoy diarrhea.

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on April 23, 2013
at 02:30 PM

Looked up and lots of different answers so I guess it depends on the size of the bath but I think around one cup on average.

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