Epsom salt derives its name from the mineral waters of Epsom, England. It is beneficial for a wide variety of conditions including stress, skin problems and colds. Epsom salts are also beneficial toxin flushers. Because of this, an Epsom salt detox is helpful to the major body organs. Doing a detox can help purify the blood and lymph system, improve liver functioning and bile flow and it can remove stagnant waste from the liver and gallbladder.
Prepare a nonfat breakfast and lunch for the day of your detox. Eating vegetables, toast or cooked cereal is suggested. Eating and drinking should be stopped by 2 p.m.
Mix 4 tbsp. of Epsom salt and with 3 cups of water. Place the mixture in your refrigerator. Allow ample time for it to chill before you will drink it as it tastes better when cold.
Drink ¾ cup of the mix at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Take ½ cup of olive oil and ½ cup squeezed grapefruit or grapefruit juice and mix it in a jar. You will want a jar with a lid since you will need to shake the mixture well. Drink it at 10 p.m.
Rise at 6 a.m. to drink the Epsom salt mixture. Repeat at 8 a.m. as well.
At 10 a.m., drink a small serving of juice. Slowly begin introducing light foods back into your diet. Avoid fried foods and meat.
Since Epsom salt is a natural laxative, you will want to make sure you are around a bathroom. If you experience excessive diarrhea, discontinue the detox and drink plenty of fluids so you won't dehydrate.
Krista Raye is a Steel Magnolia who began writing professionally in 2009 with eHow, Answerbag and Trails. She has 10 years teaching experience in middle and high schools. Raye holds a Bachelor of Arts in English, a Bachelor of Science in secondary English education and a Master of Arts in adolescent English education.