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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: Foot Care Tips for Sandal Season from One of America's Top Podiatrists

Best Selling Author, Award-Winning Doctor Suzanne Levine’s Advice Includes Frequent Soaks in Epsom Salt to Reduce Inflammation, Ease Pain from Bunions, Bursas, Corns, Hammer Toes

April 25, 2016 — With the warm weather approaching, an internationally acclaimed... 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: Experts Share Their Summer Beauty Tips

June 2010—As the summer heats up, several beauty experts suggest using Epsom salt to get your feet ready for sandals season, to brighten your skin and to lighten your stress. “It’s one of the least expensive beauty products on the market,” says Marsha Bialo, an award-winning celebrity ma... 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: How Top Athletes Beat the Heat

July 9, 2012 — Summer can be especially exhausting for athletes. Recovery is often more difficult, because hot workouts cause more fluid and electrolyte loss, as well as an increase in core temperature, said Ben Greenfi... 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: Create and Have Fun with Epsom Salt

"There are so many fun crafts you can do with Epsom salt, and this is another reason why it's always been one of the most versatile household products," said Epsom Salt Council Vice President Mark Vincent. "Whether it's creating a craft, relaxing 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: How Top Athletes Beat the Heat

July 9, 2012 — Summer can be especially exhausting for athletes. Recovery is often more difficult, because hot workouts cause more fluid and electrolyte loss, as well as an increase in core temperature, said Ben Greenfi... Read More.