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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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Mental health expert Dr. Ellen Vora talks about soaking in Epsom salt, other ways to boost magn... 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: 5 All-Natural, DIY Beauty Treatments for Dry, Winter Skin

5 All-Natural DIY Beauty Treatments for Dry Winter Skin

As temperatures drop, our skin takes a beating from harsh winds, low humidity, and forced heat in o... 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: Surprising Tips From Experts For Hitting New Year’s Fitness Resolutions

As Americans make New Years resolutions to get in better shape, experts who train celebrities and t... 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: Plan and Decorate for a Romantic Valentine's Day

Decorate with Epsom salt this Valentine's Day

With Valentine's Day approaching and budgets stretched thin, Epsom salt can be an inexpensive way t... 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: New Year's Resolution: Sleep Better, Feel Better by Boosting Your Body's Magnesium Levels

Wellness Guru Who Works with Fortune 100 Companies Suggests Soaking in Epsom Salt, Tweaking You... Read More.