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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.

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Tips to overcome emotional eating

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Beauty

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

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PSL-inspired beauty treatments

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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: A Training Tip from Several Previous DWTS Contestants

September, 2013 — Experts have long said that Epsom salt can help muscles recover. Now with several races scheduled for the fall, it might be useful to know that Epsom salt can help you recove... 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.

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DIY crystal garden

Whether you have a budding scientist or an artsy child, growing a crystal garden is an easy activit... 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: Are You Missing an Important Nutrient?

Many Americans Lack Magnesium, Sulfur and Sulfate; One Solution from Experts: Soaking in Epsom Salt

March 12, 2012 — Many Americans are deficient in magnesium, sulfur and sulfate, experts say. It's a problem that causes a variety of health issues that could be prevented with small chang... Read More.