Chemical Name: heptahydrate sulfate mineral epsomite (MgSO4·7H2O) - 9.8% Water soluble Magnesium (mg) and 12.9% Sulfur (S)
Epsom salt, named for a bitter saline spring at Epsom in Surrey, England, is a naturally occurring pure mineral compound of magnesium and sulfate. It is long known for its numerous health benefits as well as many beauty, household, and gardening-related uses.
Qualities: studies have shown that magnesium and sulfate are both readily absorbed through the skin, making Epsom salt baths (aprox. 1-2 cups per full bath) 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 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.
Some common use for health & beauty:
- eases stress and increases relaxation
- reduces inflammation and relieves pain and muscle soreness or cramps
- anti fungal (soak feet to help relieve the symptoms of athlete’s foot)
- softens and exfoliates dead skin (mix a handful of Epsom salt with a tablespoon of bath oil and rub all over your wet skin. Rinse thoroughly)
Some common use for household:
- cleaner (mix equal parts Epsom salt and liquid dish detergent and use as a scrub)
- hand wash (mix Epsom salt with vegetable oil and keep by the sink for an effective hand wash)
- removes detergent build-up in washer
Some common use for garden:
- deters slugs & insects (sprinkle Epsom salt on or near interior entry points to prevent slugs or dilute in water to create a spray)
- fertilizes your houseplants (most plants need nutrients like magnesium and sulfur to stay in good health, and Epsom salt makes the primary nutrients in most plant foods (nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium) more effective. Sprinkle Epsom salt once weekly to help nourish your houseplants, flowers, and vegetables)
Storage: keeps well in a sealed container in a cool, dry, and dark location
Disclaimer: this information is for educational purposes only and has not been evaluated by the FDA or CFIA. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. This product has been packaged in the same facility as peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, and other potential allergens.