Epsom Salts


Facts and Uses

EPSOM SALTS – Epsom salt, named for a bitter saline spring at Epsom in Surrey, England, is not actually salt but a naturally occurring pure mineral compound of magnesium and sulfate. Long known as a natural remedy for a number of ailments, Epsom salt has numerous health benefits as well as many beauty, household, and gardening-related uses.

Studies have shown that magnesium and sulfate are both readily absorbed through the skin; making Epsom salt baths an easy and ideal way to enjoy the associated health benefits. Magnesium plays a number of roles in the body including regulating the activity of over 325 enzymes, reducing inflammation, helping muscle and nerve function, and helping to prevent artery hardening. Sulfates help improve the absorption of nutrients, flush toxins, and help ease migraine headaches.

Internal Uses:

  • As a saline laxative used for the relief of occasional constipation.
  • Eliminate bloating.

External Uses:

  • As a soaking aid for minor sprains and bruises.
  • Beauty uses - Epsom salt in crystal form gently exfoliates skin and smooths rough patches. It's a popular natural choice for beauty enhancement.