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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: The Growing Problem of Magnesium Deficiency

Most people know about the importance of calcium and vitamin D, but many Americans are also magnesi... 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: Slough Away Dry Patches, Leave Skin Silky Smooth, Help Dry Lips

Epsom Salt is a good way to slough away dry patches of skin and heal dry lips. Best of all, with everyone's budget stretched thin, you can get some at your supermarket or pharmacy for about what you'd pay for a cup of hot chocolate. Here are some tips—including two videos—that explain more: ... 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: 3 Tips to Release Chronic Pain

Epsom salt reduces stress and improves sleep

More than 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain, but there’s often a way to pinpoint the... 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: Suncatcher Craft for Kids

DIY sun catcher for kids

File away this fun, easy kids suncatcher craft that requires nothing but household items: water, Ep... 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: 6 Ways to Use Epsom Salt in the Garden

As spring draws near, some of the country’s top gardeners recommend using Epsom salt as an inexpe... Read More.

Expert Advice

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Featured Article: 3 Tips to Release Chronic Pain

Epsom salt reduces stress and improves sleep

More than 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain, but there’s often a way to pinpoint the... Read More.