There are so many times in the past several months that I wanted to come back here and write a post. And there are a couple of reasons why I haven't. The first reason would be that I've been busy. But that is sort of a cop out. In addition to being busy (because really, we all are), I just haven't been happy with what I've been writing. I write posts fast and furious. I rarely check them and I'm not writing them as if I was expecting anyone to read them. They are not the posts that I read on other blogs, that sound like pieces of actual journalism or pieces torn from the pages of novels. I consider myself a fiction writer, that is my preference. I started the Pat Kramer Report not to be a writer but to put facts out there and share my passion for healthy and safe products and chemical reform with other people, while also providing information for those who may not know what sorts of chemicals go into their laundry detergent or lipstick or baby lotion and why those chemicals may be dangerous and why they may cause you harm. The second reason I stopped the report is because I have been working in my other life as an assistant accountant in the film and TV industry as well as (the more important job) being a mother to my three year old son.
So to kick off being back, it would not be the Pat Kramer Report if I didn't have something useful to say and so that brings me to the second part of the title, the healing power of Epsom Salts. I've always known that Epsom Salts are great for sore muscles, aches and detox baths. And since I'm new to the wonderful world of Aerial arts, I am really starting to make use of this stuff! But I do remember once upon a time hearing that this stuff can also be used on wounds. And how strange that sounds that salt would be used on wounds. So like I always do, I started to research it and came up with some really useful information.
The first thing I learned is that Epsom Salts are not a salt at all, but Magnesium & Sulfate. Some uses:
1. Alleviate sore aches and muscles (soak)
2. As a laxative (taken orally)
3. Alleviate symptoms of gout (soak)
4. Exfoliate skin
5. Relieve headaches
6. Prevent hardening of arteries
7. Eliminate toxins from the blood
8. Assists in healing cuts!
And really there are so many more. But since my focus was #8, I put it to the test with an elbow that I skinned on one of those giant bouncy castle slides. Now I couldn't tell if it stung or not because the cut was already stinging, terribly! I made a soak in the bathroom sink and stuck my elbow in it. The verdict? It might be my imagination, but I think it really helped by speeding up the scabbing.
And last but not least, I need to let you in on my ulterior motive. I recently decided to merchandise with a healthy, organic product company. It is one I haven't discussed before but I'm really excited about it. I'll keep a lid on the details until I'm up an running. And yes I may be crazy trying to juggle too much at once, but stay tuned and I promise to keep you posted!