How to Drink Epsom Salts for a Detox

Epsom salt is a naturally occurring mineral that is made up of oxygen, hydrogen, sulfur and magnesium. Consuming it creates a laxative effect by relaxing digestive muscles. Epsom salt also may be used to perform a liver detox, advises Bruce Fife, author of "The Detox Book." You'll need to schedule two days for your detox–one for the process itself and another for resting. Halt any medication or supplementation for two days prior to your detox, advises Penelope Oaks Colville in "The Multiversa Strategy."

Step 1

Eat a no-fat breakfast and a no-fat lunch on the day of your detox. You may eat vegetables, cooked cereal, toast and honey, for example. Quit eating or drinking by 2 p.m., recommends Colville.

Step 2

Mix 4 tablespoons of Epsom salt into 3 cups of water. Place this in a container in your refrigerator. Place 1 cup olive oil and one large pink grapefruit on your counter so they can warm, according to a process developed by Hulda Clarke, author of "The Cure and Prevention of All Cancers."

Step 3

Drink about 3/4 cup of your Epsom salt mix at 6 p.m. Add vitamin C powder to make it taste better, if desired. Drink a second serving of the mix at 8 p.m., according to Clarke's method.

Step 4

Pour 1/2 cup of olive oil and 1/2 cup of squeezed grapefruit juice into a jar. Shake the mixture well. Attempt a bowel movement prior to drinking this mixture. Take this drink at 10 p.m. Stand as you drink it, advises Colville. Also take four Omithine capsules along with your 10 p.m. drink. Lie down with your head elevated on pillows right after you finish your drink. Sleep overnight.

Step 5

Drink another 3/4 cup of Epsom salt mix upon waking. Return to bed. Take a final 3/4 cup of the Epsom salt mix two hours later. Wait two hours to eat. Begin with fruit juice only. Add fruit after a half-hour. Eat light foods one hour later. Consume whey powder at some point in the day to replenish lost bile salts. Eat a regular dinner. Be prepared: You will experience diarrhea, advises Colville.

Things You'll Need

  • Epsom salt

  • Large grapefruit

  • Olive oil

  • Ornithine

  • Jar with lid

  • Juice container


Perform a kidney cleanse prior to detoxing with Epsom salt to avoid nausea. Take milk thistle supplements following your detox to boost liver health, Fife recommends.


See your doctor before stopping any medications or undertaking an Epsom salt cleanse.

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