Epsom salt is magnesium sulfate, i.e. a mixture of magnesium and sulfate and it’s considered to be very healthy. It comes from the Epsom spring in Surrey, England, where the water rises to the payer of porous chalk and non-porous clay of London. Back in 1618, an Epsom farmer saw that his cows avoided drinking water that was bitter. He saw that bitter water had the power to heal skin problems.

From then on, Epsom became very popular. Throughout the years, Epsom salt started being used for a lot of other purposes like medicinal. Let’s take a look at some of the best benefits of Epsom salt:


The skin’s outer layer is covered with dead skin and if this continues for a longer period of time, the pores get clogged and new skin is unable to thrive so there is a need of exfoliation. In order to do that, you need a mild abrasive, i.e. Epsom salt. Apply Epsom salt onto your whole wet body and then you can relax in Epsom salt bath mixed with half a cup of olive oil.

Acne removal

By exfoliating the affected area with Epsom salt you cleanse the pores and remove the microbes that led to acnes.

Hair care

If you apply Epsom onto your hair you will clean it from scalp toxins and make it more voluminous. Add a bit of Epsom to your conditioner and massage the scalp with the content. Leave it for 20 minutes and then rinse the hair as usually.

The benefits of Magnesim and Sulfate

Magnesium is a mineral needed for more than 325 enzyme processes such as fighting off inflammation, strenghtening the muscles, improving the work of then nerves, and reducing hardened arteries.

Sulfate betters the absorption of nutrients and encourages detoxification. When combined, these two substances prevent blood clots, soothe sprains, reduce joint ache, alleviate sore muscles, lower the inflammation from bruises, relax from tension, strengthen the bones, contribute to better sleep, and reduce the chances of diabetes.

Additional beneficial uses of Epsom salt

In order to alleviate foot pain, smelly feet, and rough feet skin, soak the feet in a mixture of warm water and half a cup of Epsom salt.

In order to stop constipation, drink a glass of water mied with a tsp of Epsom salt.

If you’ve been bitten by a bug or an insect and you need an immediate relief, put and a tbsp of Epsom in warm water and then apply this content onto the affected area.