Magnesium sulfate or Epsom Salts got their name after the spring England, where this mineral was found in the water. Epsom salts are a must have for every household. They can be used both, topically and internally. In this article, you can read about some of the most incredible uses of Epsom salts.


  1. Body Relaxation

When the Epsom salts are disintegrated in warm water they get easily absorbed by the skin. Then, they instantly move to the bones, where they work. Namely, the magnesium ions promote serotonin production, thus reducing stress.

Moreover, magnesium promotes the energy production in the cells, and this makes us feeling invigorated sans the feeling of anxiety and restlessness.

  1. Relieves Cramping and Pain

Epsom salts are easily absorbed through the skin and they relieve joint inflammation, pain and muscle tension. In order to soothe abdominal cramps or alleviate tension and headaches, soak in a warm Epsom salt bath. Moreover, this salt is great for sore and tired feet.

  1. Nerve and Muscle Function

Apart from relieving cramping, pain and tension, Epsom salts positively affect the body in a number of ways. They help with a number of enzymatic functions, facilitate the usage of calcium and regulate fluid retention in the cells.

  1. For Arterial Health

These salts promote circulation and can prevent a number of grave heart diseases by preserving the elasticity of the arteries and reducing inflammation. When the arteries are healthy, the risk of damage to the arterial walls, plaque accumulation and blood clots is reduced. Soaking in Epsom salts 3 to 4 times a week is going to alleviate stress, improve the cardiovascular health and reduce blood pressure.

  1. Regulates the Blood Sugar

Sulfate and magnesium improve the ability of the body to create and to utilize insulin. Using Epsom salts regularly could help you regulate the blood sugar levels, improve the energy levels and reduce the risk of getting diabetes.

  1. For Relieving Constipation

Being used like a saline laxative is one of the most popular uses of Epsom salts. What you need to do is dissolve 1 teaspoon in a glass of warm water and consume it. Don’t forget to use this once a day only. In case the problem persists, you need to visit a doctor.

  1. Removes Splinters

All you need to do is to soak the affected body parts in Epsom salts and warm water for a couple of minutes. This is going to soothe the inflammation and will make the splinter softer, and it will be easy to remove it.

  1. Soothes Bruises and Sprains

Since these salts have anti-inflammatory properties, you can use them to soothe soreness from bruises and sprains.

  1. For Healthy Feet

Submerging the feet in Epsom salts is going to calm your pains and aches. Moreover, it can help with athlete’s foot and with toe nail fungal infections. All you need to do is submerge your feet in warm water and Epsom salts.

       10.For Relieving Gout Symptoms

Epsom salt quickly soaks through the skin and relieves the inflammation and pain of the aching and swollen joints.

       11.Exfoliate the Skin

Rub some Epsom salt on your skin and eliminate dead cells. In this way, you will help your skin feel softer and healthier.

       12.Face Cleanser

Add a teaspoon of these salts in your cleanser and use it on a daily basis. Also, you can slice a small tomato, a few drops of Thyme essential oil, one teaspoon of Epsom salts, one teaspoon of aloe vera gel, ½ a teaspoon of powdered vitamin B5, and one purees egg white. Apply this on your face and leave it for 20 minutes and then wash it with warm water.

       13.Remove Blackheads

Epsom salts will help you remove oil and dead skin from the pores. First, exfoliate your skin and then massage your skin with a mixture of four drops of iodine, one teaspoon of Epsom salts and half a cup of water. Leave the mixture to dry and then wash your face with warm water.

      14. Clear Away Styling Products Residue

You need to mix one cup of Epsom salts and a cup of lemon juice in one gallon of water. Then, cover it and leave it for one day. Next, pour the mixture over your head and leave it for approximately 15 minutes. Then, wash your hair as you normally do.

       15.Makes Your Hair More Voluminous

Make a mixture of equal parts of Epsom salts and conditioner which is sulfate free. Warm the mixture and apply it on your hair. Leave it work for 15 to 20 minutes and then wash it.

       16.Wash Pans and Pots

Apply some Epsom salts in the dirty dishes prior to scrubbing them. The salt crystals have abrasive texture that will easily remove the food that is stuck.

       17.Clean Grout and Tile

In order to make a powerful grout and tile cleaner, make a mixture of equal parts of liquid detergent and Epsom salts. Apply it on the stained or dirty surfaces in the kitchen or bathroom and leave it soak. Next, scrub and wash the grime.

       18.Hand Wash

Make a mixture of equal parts of baby oil and Epsom salts and make a hand cleanser.

       19.For Removing Detergent Accumulation

Fill the empty washer with hot water and then add one cup of Epsom salt and ¼ quart of vinegar and let your machine work for 60 seconds. Then, stop it and leave the mixture to work for approximately 60 minutes.

       20.In Your Garden

You can use Epsom salt to prevent slugs, remove undesirable insect pests, make the lawn greener, and fertilize your plants.

Via Natural Living Ides

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