Miraculous Magnesium: The Many Uses of Epsom Salt

By Katherine Foreman on April 5, 2016

Epsom salt, a common and underrated household miracle product, is one of the most versatile body-boosting substances in your spice cabinet or pantry. Made up of magnesium sulfate, it can do everything from treating cold symptoms and soothing sore muscles to starring in your very own DIY spa day. We’ve rounded up 10 of the most shared uses for the product that will leave you and your budget glowing with satisfaction!


Epsom Salt Detox Bath

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Detox baths are not only a great way to wind down after a long week, they also work wonders in detoxifying our bodies and strengthening the immune system to prevent common seasonal illnesses and diseases.

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The Perfect Bath Bomb

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There's truly nothing quite like sinking into a nice warm bath and letting your muscles soak in the fizzy comfort of a soothing bath bomb. Epsom salt baths have even been proven to relieve headache symptoms!

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Homemade Lavender Coconut Oil Salt Scrub

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The combined moisturizing and exfoliating properties of this body scrub will cleanse your body of pesky dead skin cells, leaving behind luminous skin you can brag about.

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Miracle Growth Garden Spray

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Yes, the powers of Epsom salt even extend to your favorite fruits and veggies. Spray plants like peppers and tomatoes with an Epsom salt additive to yield larger, yummier plants!

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DIY Coconut Lime Foot Scrub

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Just in time for the spring and summer seasons to settle in, there's a solution to cracked, dry winter feet that will make you feel more inclined to break out your sandal collection.



Coffee Salt Face Scrub

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This invigorating facial cleanser does wonders for all skin types, and will allow you to jumpstart your day feeling rejuvenated with a baby-soft face.

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DIY Epsom Salt Beach Wave Spray

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Did we mention Epsom salts are not just great for skin and body uses? This ingredient also makes for a go-to hairspray to get those coveted wispy summer waves.

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Master Liver/Gallbladder/Colon Flush

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It's no secret that keeping the internal organs happy and healthy is of top priority, and one of the quickest and most efficient ways to do this is by flushing the system!

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Simple Homemade Salt and Lemon Body Scrub

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If you're in the market for a low-ingredient body scrub that soothes and exfoliates the skin without being harsh, try this lemon-infused concoction with a hint of olive oil and herbs!

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Natural Sore Muscle Salt Scrub Recipe

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Epsom salt, combined with a collection of soothing essential oils, works like a charm to loosen stiff muscles and relax away any aches you might be experiencing—plus, massaging the tiny grains into your skin just feels amazing.