$1.05 – $10.50
Epsom salt, named for a bitter saline spring at Epsom in Surrey, England, is not actually salt but a naturally occurring pure mineral compound of magnesium and sulfate. Long known as a natural remedy for a number of ailments, Epsom salt has numerous health benefits as well as many beauty, household, and gardening-related uses.
Studies have shown that magnesium and sulfate are both readily absorbed through the skin, making Epsom salt baths an easy and ideal way to enjoy the associated health benefits. Magnesium plays a number of roles in the body including regulating the activity of over 325 enzymes, reducing inflammation, helping muscle and nerve function.
Properties: Epsom salt is mainly made up of magnesium and sulfates. Unlike other salts, Epsom salt does not leave the skin feeling dry.
Epsom salt is principally used in bath soaks to promote relaxation. It can be used as a stand-alone salt for soaking or may be blended with essential oils and botanicals for a truly splendid bathing experience.
How to use: Adding Epsom salts to your bath water makes for a soothing and relaxing experience for the mind and body. While soaking, try massaging some of the salts over your skin, as this will help to exfoliate and cleanse the skin. For sore feet, add 1/2 cup of Epsom salt to a large pot of water. Essential oils, such as Lavender or Rosemary, may be added to relax and purify the mind and body. Epsom Salt easily dissolves in water and blends well with oil.
Athlete’s foot: Soak feet in an Epsom salt bath to help relieve the symptoms of athlete’s foot.
Remove splinters: Soak affected skin area in an Epsom salt bath to draw out the splinter.
Treat toenail fungus: Soak your affected toes in hot water mixed with a handful of Epsom salt three times a day.
Soothe sprains and bruises: Add 2 cups of Epsom salt to a warm bath and soak to reduce the pain and swelling of sprains and bruises.
Ease the discomfort of gout: Ease the discomfort of gout and reduce inflammation by adding 2–3 teaspoons of Epsom salts into a basin and immersing the affected foot/joint. The water should be as hot as it is comfortable. Soak for about 30 minutes.
Cosmetic Use only
This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended to treat or cure any disease or illness. Please contact your Health Care Provider for any information you may need on your current health status.