Epsom salts: what are they and what are their health benefits?

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Today we are going to talk about Epsom salts. Did you know the benefits of this salt?

Continue reading and discover where to buy and more!

It is important to know what Epsom salts are, what they are used for, the benefits they provide, their benefits, and of course; it is necessary to consider their contraindications.

These salts are also known as magnesium sulfate, magnesium sulfate, fig salt, and even English salt. In this article, we offer you such valuable information that from now on you will always have these salts at home.


Epsom salts are a chemical compound consisting of sulfate and magnesium.

The fact that this compound has magnesium is also known as magnesium sulfate or magnesium sulfate.

This compound is also called fig salt and even English salt because it was in England where it was first produced.


1.- It serves as a laxative:

By stimulating movements that facilitate the expulsion of fecal debris. Procedure: Dilute 2 teaspoons of these salts in a cup of water and drink twice a day. You can add a few drops of lemon to improve the taste.

2.- Helps to exfoliate the skin:

Procedure: First, mix a tablespoon of these salts with essential oils. Second: massage the areas you want to exfoliate with the mixture. It is recommended to exfoliate the knees and heels of the feet.

3.- Liver cleansing:

 Procedure: Dilute 2 teaspoons of the salts in a cup of water and drink twice a day. You can add a few drops of lemon to improve the taste.

Happiness for me consists of enjoying good health, sleeping without fear, and waking up without anguish. Françoise Sagan (1935-2004) French writer.

4.- Cleansing of the gallbladder:

Procedure: Dilute 2 teaspoons of these salts in a cup of water and drink twice a day. You can add a few drops of lemon to improve the taste.

5.- Relieve sunburn:

Procedure: First, mix a tablespoon of these salts with 1 liter of water. Second. Place it in a spray bottle and then spray it on the areas of the skin burned by the sun; let it act for 15 minutes. Third, bathe as usual.

6.- Treat acne:

Procedure: First, dilute 1 teaspoon of these salts in a cup of water. Second, apply topically using absorbent cotton. This procedure is done daily and at night before going to bed.

If you don’t need to work to eat, you will need to work to be healthy. Love work and do not let the weed of idleness grow. William Penn (1644-1718) British religious.

7.- Relaxing to sleep and soothe stress.

It is recommended to take a bath with hot water and Epsom salts before bedtime.

Procedure: Prepare a tub with warm water and dilute three tablespoons of salts. Rest in the tub for 15 minutes. It is recommended to read or listen to music during this time.

8.- Hair mask:

Hair masks with these salts give hair shine and vitality.

Procedure: Mix the salts with your conditioner and massage them along with the hair. Then leave for 15 minutes and finally rinse.

There are many benefits of Epsom salts and I will tell you other of its secrets.


Tooth care:

By brushing your teeth with this water you can go improving a periodontal disease; inflammation, redness, and sensitivity of the gums. Periodontitis should be avoided because it can lead to tooth loss. And, in addition, it is a risk element for heart and lung diseases.

Foot care:

By soaking the feet with warm water and salts you manage to soften the calluses and roughness of the heels of the feet. For this procedure, it is recommended to gently use a pumice stone.

To scare away animals:

Sprinkling in garbage cans manages to deter raccoons.

Green lawns:

By spraying the lawn becomes very green, and robust.

Procedure: Add 2 tablespoons of Epsom salt to a gallon of water.


Spraying roses, tomatoes, and peppers fertilize them more quickly.

Procedure: Add 2 tablespoons of Epsom salt to a gallon of water. Also, you can use this mixture and it will help in seed germination, photosynthesis, and fruit formation.


Cleaning tiles with these salts achieve whitening.

Procedure: Add 2 tablespoons of Epsom salt to a gallon of water and soap, and then clean the tiles.

They help the digestive system, circulatory system, joints, and detoxification.

Sun, water, and exercise perfectly preserve the health of people in perfect health.

Noel Clarasó (1899-1985) Spanish writer.

Continue reading. If you want to know where to buy Epsom Salt and the benefits, it is also important to know the contraindications of this type of salt.

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Heap of Epsom Salt on the table


Epsom salts can be purchased in many places.

Supermarkets and stores specializing in the sale of natural products.


Epsom salts can be found in a price range from 3 dollars to 30 dollars.


The excessive use of Epsom salts produces an increase of magnesium in the blood and this can lead to hypermagnesemia; that is, a water-electrolyte disorder due to supplemental magnesium intake.

Uncontrolled use of salts can lead to diarrhea.

Excessive use may cause thirst.

Avoid consumption if you suffer from digestive problems.

Avoid applying on freshly shaved skin.

Note that the same risks that apply to ingesting Epsom salt apply to its use as an ingredient in enemas.

It is important to always consult with health care specialists. Do not self-medicate.


Also, if you wish to read the EPSOM SALT post in Spanish, you can access the following link: El poder de las sales de Epsom – sales de Epsom?

Recommended reading

Aliasgharpour, M. (2019). From Epsom Salt to a Beneficial Mineral; Magnesium. International Journal of Medical Investigation, 8(4), 1-8.

Florez, R. P. R. (2021). Medicine, home remedies and preventive measures to combat cholera in 19th century Mexico. Horizonte Histórico-Revista semestral de los estudiantes de la Licenciatura en Historia de la UAA, (22), 32-43.

González, R. P. (2019). Z= 12, magnesium, Mg. essential element for life. Annals of Chemistry of the RSEQ, 115(2), 74-74.


By: Dr. Yamile Delgado de Smith

University professor, writer, article writer, accredited researcher, lecturer, and project developer.

Post-doctorate in Education.



Instagram: @yamiledesmith

Yamile Delgado de Smith

Yamile Delgado de Smith es Doctora y Profesora titular Universitaria, escritora, articulista, investigadora acreditada, conferencista y desarrolladora de proyectos con un Postdoctorado en Educación. www.yamilesmith.blogspot.com Twitter: @yamiledesmith Instagram: @yamiledesmith

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