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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: 6 Tips and Tricks for Healthy Summer Feet

6 tips for healthy summer feet Summer heat calls for summer feet! “Treat your feet the way you treat your face,”... 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

Experts give summer beauty tips

Get Your Skin Ready For Summer With Epsom Salt

Experts Say Epsom Salt is Perfect for Mani... 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: Kids Craft: Crystal Garden

Children's Epsom salt craft Summer vacation is a great time for children’s crafts, and with Epsom salt there are ... 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: Doctors Say Epsom Salt Helps Reduce Itching from Summer Ailments

Reduce itching with Epsom salt June 1, 2009 — Epsom salt has long been considered one of the most versatile h... Read More.