What are the benefits of Epsom salts, I hear you say??? Epsom salts are mineral compounds that break down into magnesium sulfate in water. They were first discovered around 400 years ago at a natural spring in Epsom, Surrey.
They have been ingested as a laxative and soaked in for healing and soothing purposes ever since.
What are the benefits of soaking in them? Many people say that taking a bath in Epsom salts leaves their skin feeling silky, smooth, even detoxified. Despite the name, it doesn’t contain any sodium chloride, which can have a drying effect or make you feel sticky afterwards, and will instead leave you feeling “moisturised.”
Magnesium plays an important role in relaxing the body, relieving tension, and calming nerve endings in muscles, hence why many people swear by bathing in Epsom salts to relieve cramp or aches and pains after intense exercise.