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: 6 Tips and Tricks for Healthy Summer Feet

How to treat your feet

Dr. Suzanne Levine recommends soaking in Epsom salt to reduce swelling and other foot irritations t... 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: Summer Skin Care Tips

As summer heats up, you might want to pick up some Epsom salt. Beauty experts say it can help brigh... 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

Summer workout tips from a fitness, triathlon, and nutrition expert

Summer can be especially exhausting for athletes. Recovery is often more difficult, because hot wor... 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: Crystal Garden Craft for Kids

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

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: 7 Tips to Avoid High Heel Injuries

Avoid foot injury with Epsom salt soaks

Half of the fun each wedding season is dressing up in cocktail dresses and strappy stilettos, but D... Read More.