All-Natural Home Remedy

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: As the Quarantine Continues and Cold, Flu Season Nears, Award-Winning Reporter Recommends Soaking in Epsom Salt

Epsom salt bath to reduce stress

Epsom salt helps both physical and mental health, according to Mary Bemis – one of the nation’s... 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: Making Time for Self-Care During The ‘New Normal’ Is Essential

Dr. Ava Shamban Headshot

Shamban says Epsom salt – magnesium sulfate – is a ‘hero ingredient’ in at-home spa rec... 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.

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Flotation therapy with Epsom salt

The number of flotation centers has surged nationwide, a spike fueled by spa-goers, sports supersta... 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: DIY Bath Bombs

DIY bath bombs with Epsom salt

Bath bombs are a popular way to add essential oils, scents, and even colors to your bathwater, but ... 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

Fertilize garden with Epsom salt

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: 5 Spring Gardening Tips for the Quarantine

Wake up roses with Epsom salt

As gardening – a proven stress-reliever – becomes more popular, author, speaker and certifi... Read More.