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3 Super Simple Holiday Crafts with Epsom Salt

Have you ever noticed that Epsom salt looks a lot like snow? Well, you can use it to make your home merry and bright this holiday season with our easy, inexpensive crafts. Add some sparkle to your holiday décor with these glittering centerpieces and ornaments.

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3 Tips to Boost Your Body’s Magnesium Levels

One of the World’s Leading Magnesium Researchers Suggests Diet Changes, Supplements and Soaking in Epsom Salt Most Americans do not get enough magnesium from their diets, a problem that causes a range of health risks, according to a 50-year veteran widely considered one of the world’s leading magnesium researchers. “It’s startling, we’re in pretty bad […]

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3 Tips to Prioritize Sleep and Avoid Burnout

Mental health expert Dr. Ellen Vora talks about soaking in Epsom salt, other ways to boost magnesium levels, improve sleep quality The average American sleeps only 6.8 hours each night, down from 7.9 hours in 1942. Dr. Ellen Vora, a mental health expert often quoted in leading publications, says this lack of sleep harms almost […]

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3 Tips to Reduce Stress

When Jeff Halevy faces stress, the fitness expert who has helped both clients and public health initiatives turns to three remedies: mindful meditation, gentle yoga and nightly Epsom salt baths. Halevy, a contributing fitness expert for several major television networks, works with clients ranging from Hollywood and Wall Street “royalty” to true international royalty. He […]

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3 Tips to Release Chronic Pain

More than 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain, but there’s often a way to pinpoint the source — whether it’s physical or emotional — and release it, says pain expert Vicky Vlachonis, author of the new book The Body Doesn’t Lie. The osteopath’s advice includes changing your diet, swapping negative thoughts for more positive […]

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3 Tips to Start Sustainable Self-Care Practices

Taylor Elyse Morrison talks about finding the right self-care routine, integrating it into daily life, and her love of Epsom salt baths Self-care has exploded in popularity, with Google searches on the topic spiking during the Coronavirus pandemic. Taylor Elyse Morrison, founder of self-care start-up Inner Workout, says she defines self-care as listening within and […]

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3 Ways to Boost Magnesium and Help Relieve Holiday Stress

Boosting your body’s magnesium levels through diet, supplements and Epsom salt baths can help relieve holiday stress and promote muscle recovery after New Year’s workout resolutions, says acclaimed Atlanta physician Dr. Bindiya Gandhi. As many as 68 percent of Americans don’t get enough magnesium, according to a recent study, and for many, it worsens during the […]

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3 Ways to Incorporate Epsom Salt into your Summer Skin Care Routine

Here’s how experts recommend using Epsom Salt to treat your skin to a little pre- and post-sun TLC. (And how to help recover if you get too much sun.)

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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 our homes and offices. The Epsom Salt Council partnered with TRUE Model Management to learn how some models treat their dry, winter skin with all-natural, DIY beauty treatments. “One of my best kept secret ingredients for creating the […]

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5 Reasons to Soak Your Feet in Epsom Salt

As the weather warms, Epsom salt can help your feet feel better, look better, even smell better, according to Dr. Jeffrey Bowman, an award-winning foot doctor who serves on several committees with the American Podiatric Medical Association. Soaking in Epsom salt can help with a range of foot issues – from athletes who have been […]

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5 Spring Gardening Tips for the Quarantine

As gardening – a proven stress-reliever – becomes more popular, author, speaker and certified master gardener Linda Cobb shares tips for houseplants, roses and perennials As gardening’s popularity grows during the Coronavirus pandemic,  a certified Master Gardener shares a series of tips, such as how to jumpstart roses, groom houseplants and plan for fall. “Life […]

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5 Tips for Adjusting to Warm Weather Workouts

As summer draws near, people exercising outdoors – from newcomers to top athletes – should make adjustments or their workouts could suffer, says Marni Sumbal, a prominent exercise physiologist and board-certified sports dietitian.

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5 Tips for the Many Men Who Neglect their Feet

Nationally known podiatrist says men can prevent common foot problems by getting at-home pedicures, spraying shoes with Lysol and soaking in Epsom salt Sandal season exposes feet to a host of bacteria and fungus, and men, in particular, need at-home pedicures and Epsom salt foot soaks to prevent common foot problems, says Dr. Miguel Cunha, […]

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6 Foot Care Tips for Sandal Season

With the warm weather approaching, an internationally acclaimed podiatrist recommends soaking in Epsom salt to reduce swelling and other foot irritations that are common in the summer.

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6 Reasons Why ‘The Doctor to the Stars’ Recommends Soaking in Epsom Salt

Best-selling author Dr. Mao Shing Ni Says Health Benefits from the Magnesium and Sulfate in Epsom Salt Include Easing Sore Muscles, Improving Sleep, Fighting the Cold and Flu An award-winning doctor and best-selling author says he recommends soaking in Epsom salt to help improve sleep, fight the cold and flu, soothe sore muscles, relieve itchy […]

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6 Tips and Tricks for Healthy Summer Feet

Dr. Suzanne Levine recommends soaking in Epsom salt to reduce swelling and other foot irritations that are common in the summer.

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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 inexpensive way to start or improve your garden.

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7 At-Home Bath Salt Recipes

Janice Cox calls Epsom salt ‘The Gateway to Natural Beauty’ One of America’s leading natural beauty experts recommends Epsom salt recipes to help relieve stress, soothe sore muscles, improve sleep, fight colds, exfoliate skin and prepare for pedicures. “Epsom salt used to just sit in the bathroom cupboard, but now, it’s so popular, it’s out […]

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7 Tips to Avoid High Heel Injuries

Half of the fun each wedding season is dressing up in cocktail dresses and strappy stilettos, but Dr. Liza Egbogah BSc, DC, DOMP, one of North America's leading body and posture experts, cautions women to take care of their feet while wearing high heels.

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9 Tips to Increase Mindfulness and Reduce Stress

Negative emotions often cause people to eat when they are bored, angry or already full, says New York Times-bestselling author Dr. Susan Albers, a nationally recognized psychologist who specializes in eating issues, weight loss, body image concerns and mindfulness.

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A Training Tip from Several Previous DWTS Contestants

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 recover from a grueling training session. DWTS contestants who have used Epsom salt include: Aaron Carter Brooke Burke Buzz Aldrin Cheryl Burke Elizabeth Berkley […]

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Are You Missing an Important Nutrient?

Many Americans Lack Magnesium, Sulfur and Sulfate; One Solution from Experts: Soaking in Epsom Salt 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 changes to diet and behavior, including frequent soaks in Epsom salt. A lack […]

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

Epsom salt helps both physical and mental health, according to Mary Bemis – one of the nation’s top spa and wellness journalists

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Back-to-School Season is the Most Stressful Time for Many Moms

Stress Stems from New Routines, Late-Arriving Supply Lists and the Cost of Clothes and Fees, According to Epsom Salt Council Survey Sure, the holidays can be a whirlwind. But a new nationwide survey shows that with new routines to plan, the cost of clothes and supplies, and the hassle of dragging the kids to multiple […]

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Before Valentine’s Day, Celebrate Galentine’s Day

On the day before romantic couples celebrate Valentine’s Day, Galentine’s Day is a great excuse to get your best girlfriends together for an amazing day of friendship and female empowerment.

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Celebrity Trainer Recommends Epsom Salt for Physical, Beauty & Spiritual Benefits

A high-profile trainer whose workouts have helped shape some of the best bodies in entertainment – from Madonna to Mya – recommends using Epsom salt to help muscles recover, to help skin glow and to provide a break from our stressful lives.

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Champagne & Epsom Salt — An At-Home Spa This Holiday Season

After your holiday toast this year, save the champagne you don't drink. Experts say it can be combined with Epsom salt for a relaxing soak that detoxifies, constricts your pores and helps tone your skin.

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Commercial Grower Offers 3 Tips For Fresh Produce

On a sixth-generation farm that the Barbee family has owned for more than a century, Brent Barbee has discovered a new way to increase his harvest and make his fruit taste sweeter. He's using Epsom salt.

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Craft Videos

Ban boredom with these fun, DIY crafts featuring Epsom salt. These inexpensive crafts, including play dough, crystal gardens, and indoor snowballs, are perfect for kids of all ages.

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Create and Have Fun with Epsom Salt

"There are so many fun crafts you can do with Epsom salt, and this is another reason why it's always been one of the most versatile household products," said Epsom Salt Council Vice President Mark Vincent. "Whether it's creating a craft, relaxing

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Crystal Garden Craft for Kids

Whether you have a budding scientist or an artsy child, growing a crystal garden is an easy activity that will preoccupy young minds!

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DIY Bath Bombs

Bath bombs are a popular way to add essential oils, scents, and even colors to your bathwater, but the costs can add up quickly. Here’s an inexpensive DIY recipe that incorporates Epsom salt so you can get the health and beauty benefits of this all-natural mineral compound, while still experiencing the fun of a fizzy […]

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DIY Conversation Heart Manicure Bombs

If you’re a fan of bath bombs, you’re going to love this new beauty trend: manicure bombs! They are similar to bath bombs, except instead of dropping one in the tub, you dissolve these mini-bath bombs in a dish and soak your fingers before a manicure to help hydrate nails and soften cuticles. Using a […]

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DIY Play Dough with Epsom Salt

Whether you are looking for a fun craft to entertain the kids this summer or trying to bring out your inner child, this fun and easy DIY play dough recipe will do the trick. Soft to the touch, this dough uses Epsom salt, which softens hands rather than drying them out, allowing you to play […]

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DIY Pumpkin Spice Beauty Treatments

Do you love the Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte so much that you wish you could bathe in it? Well, with these DIY beauty treatments, you can.

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DIY Soap

Soap has been around for thousands of years. Making your own is both an easy and cost effective way to get a soap you’ll truly love. Make some for yourself with your favorite scents or use them as homemade gifts for friends and family.

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During the Superbowl, Create the Spa Bowl

Not interested in the Super Bowl? Gather your friends for the Spa Bowl and enjoy some football-inspired pampering. From “Polished Pedicure Punts” to a “First-Down Facial,” the Spa Bowl can help guests look and feel better. Guests can even create DIY “Blind-Side Bath Crystals” that will produce the perfect relaxation bath (just in case their significant others weren’t cheering for the winning team).

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Easy and Inexpensive Holiday Crafts and Gifts with Epsom Salt

This holiday season when you “deck the halls,” try something different that's inexpensive, easy and that can involve the entire family: Decorate using Epsom salt!

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Easy Mother’s Day Gift Idea That Kids Can Make and That Moms Need

Give Mom a Well-Deserved Break That Can Also Improve Her Health Kids Can Make Custom Bath Crystals, and Moms Will Appreciate The Well-Deserved Break With Mother’s Day approaching, here’s a fun gift that kids can make and that Moms would really appreciate: custom bath crystals. They’re easy to make, they give Mom a well-deserved break […]

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Epsom Salt Baths for Eczema, Psoriasis and Acne

Dr. Dendy Engelman says the magnesium in Epsom salt helps lower stress and inflammation Our diets have robbed our bodies of magnesium, which can cause eczema, psoriasis and acne, says Dr. Dendy Engelman, a board-certified and nationally-acclaimed dermatologic surgeon. To help restore magnesium levels, Dr. Engelman recommends soaking in Epsom salt, which is magnesium sulfate. […]

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Experts Share Their Summer Beauty Tips

Experts Say Epsom Salt is Perfect for Manicures, Pedicures and Relaxing Soaks That Will Brighten Your Skin

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Fun Beauty Activities to Help Parents and Kids Bond

As children grow older, parents should find fun ways to spend time together that make their kids feel pampered, teach them how to take care of themselves and improve communication. That’s according to beauty expert Erika Katz, a former actress and model and now mother of a tween girl and boy. Katz wrote the book […]

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Gardening Video

See how this family farm uses Epsom salt to help its crops thrive.

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Growing Use of Float Tanks – From Spas to Locker Rooms to Laboratories

The number of flotation centers has surged nationwide, a spike fueled by spa-goers, sports superstars and medical researchers exploring the health benefits of flotation therapy and magnesium sulfate. An industry report shows that 149 centers have opened since 2011, and 222 more businesses plan to open in the next two years. By comparison, of all […]

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Health & Wellness Videos

These videos highlight natural recipes for different at-home health and wellness uses of Epsom salt, including bath bombs, bee stings, and body scrubs.

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Home Remedies for Bug Bites, Poison Ivy and Mild Sunburn

Doctors share recipes for natural, at-home remedies to help reduce itching from mosquito bites, bee stings, and mild sunburn.

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Home Remedies for the Cold and Flu

With cold and flu season underway, doctors say you should try soaking in Epsom salt before you reach for an expensive over-the-counter drug. This naturally-occurring mineral will ease muscle aches and help you get a good night's rest, so you can recover faster. Some doctors say it will even speed healing by detoxifying your body and increasing your white blood cell count.

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Homemade Valentine’s Day Cards

With Valentine’s Day approaching, here's a thoughtful gift from kids.

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How Magnesium Affects Women’s Health

Women need magnesium to help combat common health conditions like premenstrual syndrome (PMS), hormonal migraines, anxiety and depression, says author of Super Woman RX Dr. Tasneem Bhatia (“Dr. Taz”), who has served as the medical expert for CNN Headline News and been featured on The Dr. Oz Show, TODAY, Access Hollywood LIVE, Good Morning America, EXTRA!, Live with Kelly & Ryan, and The Doctors.

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How Magnesium Can Help Treat the Flu, Boost Energy and Improve Sleep

Get More of this Essential Mineral by Soaking in Epsom Salt There’s a nutrient that experts say helps your body produce its main source of energy and impacts at least 300 enzyme systems. It can also help treat the flu by regulating your temperature, helping you sleep, relaxing your muscles and giving you more energy. […]

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How to De-stress After Holiday Travel

Many Americans will travel for the holidays, and that often means traffic jams, airport delays and kids who can’t stop asking if you’re there yet. Want to unwind so you don’t feel fried before the turkey gets cooked? Try a quick Epsom salt bath when you reach your destination. Soaking in Epsom salt—actually magnesium sulfate—is […]

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How Top Athletes Beat the Heat

Summer can be especially exhausting for athletes. Recovery is often more difficult, because hot workouts cause more fluid and electrolyte loss, as well as an increase in core temperature, said Ben Greenfield, one of the nation’s top fitness, triathlon, and nutrition experts. Greenfield was voted in 2008 as the Personal Trainer of the Year by […]

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Inexpensive Tips for Pampering Your Loved One This Valentine’s Day

This Valentine’s Day, forget the chocolate and flowers and go with something that’s less expensive and shows you really care: an at-home spa. It’s easy to do, all you need is some candles, soft music and Epsom salt.

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Let’s Move Together: Epsom Salt Council to Co-Sponsor 2010 Boston Arthritis Walk

Goal is to Get People Moving Every Day, Experts Say Soaking in Epsom Salt Helps Sore Muscles Recover, Keeps You Moving To encourage people to move every day—helping prevent osteoarthritis or treat any type of arthritis—the Epsom Salt Council will co-sponsor the 2010 Boston Arthritis Walk on Sept. 19. Years ago, people with arthritis were […]

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Making Time for Self-Care During The ‘New Normal’ Is Essential, Says Dr. Ava Shamban – A Best-Selling Author, High-Profile Dermatologist

Shamban says Epsom salt – magnesium sulfate – is a ‘hero ingredient’ in at-home spa recipes, because it’s a gentle exfoliant that relaxes muscles and gives people more magnesium During the stressful pandemic, people should take just 15 minutes a day for self-care, says a renowned dermatologist who recommends using Epsom salt for at-home spas. […]

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Mother’s Day Gifts She’ll Actually Use

Okay, you can’t just give your mom Epsom salt for Mother’s Day, but take a look at these great gift baskets you can build around its many uses.

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New Book Offers Inexpensive Tips For Moms

Frugal Foodie Author’s Advice Includes Soaking In Epsom Salt Bath To Relax, Improve Health The Frugal Foodie Cookbook, a new book filled with practical advice for working Moms, suggests soaking in an Epsom salt bath because it’s “not only luxurious, but can also improve your health.” “When I was doing the research for the book, […]

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New Year, New You

To Help With New Year’s Resolutions, Try Epsom Salt Several celebrities say they use it to help look and feel better. As people start to work on their New Year’s resolutions, Epsom Salt can be an inexpensive way to look and feel better. Especially these days, when people can’t always afford trips to the spa […]

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New Year’s Resolution: Sleep Better, Feel Better With a Magnesium Boost

Wellness Guru Who Works with Fortune 100 Companies Suggests Soaking in Epsom Salt, Tweaking Your Diet and Other Ways to Help Considering New Year’s resolutions to improve your health? A wellness guru who works with Fortune 100 CEOs and their companies says many people need more magnesium to help increase energy and improve productivity. “We’re […]

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Plan and Decorate for a Romantic Valentine’s Day

With Valentine's Day approaching and budgets stretched thin, Epsom salt can be an inexpensive way to plan and decorate for a romantic evening.

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Retired Teacher Walking from Tampa to the Bronx, Raising Awareness and Garnering Support for Wounded Warrior Project

Epsom Salt Council Donates to the Effort after Learning the Philanthropist Soaks in Epsom Salt Twice a Day to Soothe Sore Muscles A 65-year-old retired teacher is walking from Tampa, Fla., to the Bronx, hoping to raise $100,000 for the Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP), a national nonprofit whose mission is to honor and empower wounded […]

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Six Health and Wellness Tips from a Two-time Olympian

It can be difficult to make changes that improve your health, your diet and your fitness, but two-time Olympian Elena Hight has some smart suggestions.

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Sleep Better by Boosting Your Body’s Magnesium Levels

A wellness guru who works with Fortune 100 CEOs and their companies says many people need more magnesium to help increase energy and improve productivity. “We’re talking about health and performance and energy and stamina,” says Chris Johnson, a nationally recognized speaker and author who helps implement health programs for companies and has led more […]

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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: To exfoliate: […]

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Spooktacular DIY Slime with Epsom Salt

Trade in your fidget spinner for this tactile stress reliever: slime. Both a liquid and a solid, this gooey companion is sure to entertain you. Squeeze it, stretch it, bounce it, and roll it. Epsom salt is the star of this borax-free recipe, making it a fun, safe and spooky activity.   Ingredients: 1 tsp […]

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Summer Skin Care Tips

As summer heats up, you might want to pick up some Epsom salt. Beauty experts say it can help brighten your skin before you go out in the sun, soften it afterward and get your feet ready for sandals season.

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Suncatcher Craft for Kids

File away this fun, easy kids suncatcher craft that requires nothing but household items: water, Epsom salt, and a plastic lid.

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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 top-ranked athletes offer some surprising tips for improving your health. Their advice includes exercising before getting out of bed, working out at your kitchen counter and soaking in Epsom salt.

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The 2 Most Common Signs and Symptoms of Magnesium Deficiency

Bestselling author describes how to diagnose and combat magnesium deficiencies, which reduce people’s immunity, energy, and muscle and nerve functions Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in the body, spearheading more than 300 biochemical reactions, yet as many as 90% of people are deficient, says Dr. Will Cole, a nationally regarded doctor. “I think […]

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The Growing Problem of Magnesium Deficiency

Most people know about the importance of calcium and vitamin D, but many Americans are also magnesium deficient. Doctors say it stems largely from the increasing prevalence of processed foods in our diets. A lack of magnesium — which helps regulate the activity of more than 300 enzymes in the body — can contribute to high blood pressure, hyperactivity, heart problems and other health issues, doctors warn.

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The Top 3 Ways to Rest and Recover After Workouts

Co-founder of Après – a plant-based protein drink – Darby Jackson talks about self-care, Epsom salt baths and post-workout nutrition The on-demand fitness trend makes it easier than ever to complete an at-home workout, but many people forget about the importance of post-workout recovery, such as soaking in Epsom salt baths, says health and wellness […]

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Unicorn Bath Bombs

Travel back in time to childhood by hosting a girlfriends craft night, or introduce the magic of unicorns to your little ones with this fun DIY.

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