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What is Epsom Salt?

Epsom salt is actually magnesium sulfate, a pure, time-tested mineral compound with dozens of uses. We’ve interviewed many people featured on this site — award-winning doctors, best-selling authors, gardening experts, researchers, a two-time Olympian and specialists who have worked with celebrities for beauty and fitness — all of whom describe the uses and benefits of Epsom salt.

Explore this site to learn everything about Epsom salt — from why it works to at-home recipes and remedies for how to use it for health, beauty, gardening and crafts. We think you’ll be amazed with this natural alternative that has been used therapeutically for hundreds of years, and you’ll see why it’s gaining a new generation of fans looking for a safe, inexpensive alternative in a sea of pricier, over-the-counter remedies.

Health

Health benefits from either soaking your feet or taking a bath in Epsom salt, include: soothing muscle aches, treating sunburn, and removing splinters.

Featured Article: Doctors: Treat Colds/Flu With Epsom Salt

With cold and flu season underway, doctors say you should try soaking in Epsom salt before you reach for an expensive over-the-counter drug. This naturally-occurring mineral will ease muscle aches and help you get a good night's rest, so you can recover faster. Some doctors say it will even speed h... Read More.

Beauty

From facials and hair volumizers to pedicures and exfoliants, many celebrities – and their beauty teams – use Epsom salt to look their best.

Featured Article: Before Valentine's Day, Celebrate Galentine's Day

Here are recipes for a Leslie Knope-inspired Galentine’s Day DIY spa

Although Galentine's Day is not yet a national holiday – despite a hilarious effort by the TV show Parks and Recreation – ... Read More.

Fitness & Wellness

Whether it’s muscle aches, stress or a lack of energy, top trainers and wellness gurus recommend soaking in Epsom salt to help you improve sleep, feel better.

Featured Article: Surprising Tips From Experts For Hitting New Year’s Fitness Resolutions

As Americans make New Years resolutions to get in better shape, experts who train celebrities and top-ranked athletes offer some surprising tips for improving your health. Their advice includes exercising before getting out of bed, working out at your kitchen counter and soaking in Epsom salt. Read More.

Crafts

Epsom salt can be used for different crafts all year-round, including luminaries. And because Epsom salt looks like snow, it’s perfect for holiday decorations.

Featured Article: Homemade Valentine's Day Cards

With Valentine’s Day approaching, here's a thoughtful gift from kids: A homemade card. Read More.

Gardening

Tests show that Epsom salt helps produce more flowers and makes pepper plants grow larger. Experts say it can increase harvests, make fruit taste sweeter.

Featured Article: Expert Growers Recommend Epsom Salt for Gardening

Epsom salt – actually magnesium sulfate – helps seeds germinate, makes plants grow bushier, produces more flowers, increases chlorophyll production and deters pests, such as slugs and voles. It also provides vital nutrients to supplement your regular fertilizer. Read More.

Expert Advice

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Featured Article: Expert Growers Recommend Epsom Salt for Gardening

Epsom salt – actually magnesium sulfate – helps seeds germinate, makes plants grow bushier, produces more flowers, increases chlorophyll production and deters pests, such as slugs and voles. It also provides vital nutrients to supplement your regular fertilizer. Read More.