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Recently a customer couldn't express enough how much she loved soaking in an MSM bath after work outs. Though I am well aware of the multiple ways MSM can be used, from eye drops to shampoos, I have generally only consumed it. Though I have been pleased with the result I get from adding it to my juices or smoothies, I had to put the bath soak to the test. 

With my joints aching and feet raw from a 4.8 mile walk, I poured   about a cup of MSM in my water and let it absorb (Just a couple minutes).  I like bubbles and nice scents in my bath so I added those as well.  The first thing I noticed is just how silky the bath water felt.  Though I was initially bathing for the sake of pain relief, the effect it had on my skin was instant.

            I took a quick rinse shower to cleanse my hair as it was filled with the residue from my soak. It was a little more difficult to comb my hair out, which wasn't necessarily a bad thing, because my hair felt thicker. It dried with a little more curl and body than usual. My skin still felt great, as if I had applied lotion after the shower.  
     
          Time will tell what the long term benefits will be of these baths. I am eager to see the effects it will have on my hair, nails, and skin as well as how regular baths could help me recover after work outs. As far as immediate results, I am pleased and intrigued.



Benefits of the MSM bath soak

Research has shown MSM in your bathwater may help treat a variety of skin conditions including rashes, shingles, acne, eczema, psoriasis, as well as evening out skin tone form scarring or dark patches.

You may also enjoy the same health benefits you would by consuming MSM, as it is highly absorbent. This includes relief of arthritis, fibromyalgia, and other inflammatory diseases. 


Bath additives that work well with MSM

MSM opens blood vessels and helps your body more readily absorb other nutrients you may feel like adding to your bath. Make it your own to get the best out of your bathing experiences. 

Things to try:

Epsom salt
Essential oils (Lavender, Geranium, Patchouli, Vetiver, Rosewood, Cedarwood, Orange, Clove, Eucalyptus Radiata, German or Roman Chamomile to name a few)
Corn starch
Milk powder
Vitamins (vitamin C powder is a great combo with MSM)

*As a control I would add one ingredient at a time to find the best combination for you.


Tell us your experiences 

We would love to hear your experiences and recipes for your favorite homemade bath salts. Send us an email at pacificpurity@gmail.com, or add your comments here, and I will add your opinions to my next blog entry on MSM. 



The above comments pertain only to my personal experience. It should in no way be taken as medical advice. 
NOTE: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

 


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10/21/2013 9:27pm

do you put the crystals in bath? About a cup?

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