THE HIDDEN GEM
Epsom salt is a hidden gem. It has more uses than one might think and some interesting facts behind it.
Here are 3 amazing things you should know about Epsom Salt…
FACT #1 – History of Epsom Salt
Epsom salt (magnesium sulfate) is a chemical compound made from three main ingredients – magnesium, sulfur and oxygen. It can be crystallized or powdered and both forms dissolve and mix well with water.
The name Epsom comes from Surrey, England. This town lent its name to Epsom Salt because it originated from Surrey, from mineral waters that flow there from natural springs.
FACT #2 – Benefits + Uses of Epsom Salt
By absorbing directly into the skin, Epsom Salt unleashes its magic and works wonders!
6 Ways Epsom Salt Can Be Used:
(Those with health conditions or pregnant women should seek the advice of a physician before using).
- Serves as a natural skin exfoliate for smoother looking skin
- Can help reduce pain and swelling from arthritis
- Recovery from muscle pain from over-exertion & fibromyalgia
- Can be used as a facial cleanser
- Helps remove blackheads
- Reduces stress
FACT #3 – Cost of Epsom Salt
Epsom Salt is easily accessible and very reasonably priced. It can be purchased at any major drug store chain (Walgreens/CVS), online stores (Amazon.com), or big box retail stores (Wal-Mart/Target). A 4 lb. bag can be purchased for less than $3.00, which is about 71 cents per pound. Larger quantities can be ordered in bulk (up to 50 lbs.) and often at wholesale prices.
Epsom Salt is also an FDA-approved tool for constipation relief. Adding it to a warm bath and soaking in it allowing the magnesium to absorb through your skin, can help relax your gut and soften your stool acting as a natural laxative.
Although there is no proven science behind using Epsom Salt, millions of people around the globe swear by it and use it as part of their regular health regimen so start soaking in Epsom Salt today and enjoy the many benefits!
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