According to the Epsom Salt Council, Epsom salt is used to relieve sore muscles, help remove splinters and fade bruises. It is also an effective treatment to relieve the pain and discomfort associated with bee stings, mo... More »

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Salts are a type of ionic compound that derives its chemical name from the anions and cations it contains. For example, the chemical name for table salt is sodium chloride, which is represented by the chemical formula Na... More »

Epsom salt can be mixed into soil, mixed with water and sprayed onto plants and soil, or applied with a lawn spreader over plants and grasses. Epsom salt is an organic, affordable gardening supplement that adds minerals ... More »

People with sprains can add Epsom salt crystals to their bathwater to reduce swelling, reports Care2.com. When sprayed on the skin, a blend of Epsom salt crystals and water can alleviate sunburn, notes Prevention magazin... More »

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Epsom salt can be dissolved in water and consumed as a laxative. It is important to follow directions on the package to not exceed recommended dosage. More »

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One to two cups of Epsom salt per bath is enough for a standard-sized bathtub. Larger bathtubs may require more salt, and smaller tubs may need less. Individuals who haven't previously tried Epsom salt can add a small am... More »

To soak your feet in Epsom salt, add a half cup of salt to warm water and soak feet for 20 minutes. Foot calluses can be scrubbed away with a pumice stone. Add a few drops of an essential oil to your lotion and rub the m... More »

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