Five ways to use epsom salts

Epsom salts are one of the key staples in my medicine cabinet. In fact, I used these before I even really knew just how useful they were. I know people talk about epsom salts baths, but I wanted to share with you some of the others ways I use them around our home.

Five ways to use epsom salts

And I do want to touch on another reason I love epsom salts, besides their benefits, is that eppies are economical and you can find them in commercial stores. Home remedies don’t have to be expensive  and special ordered, sometimes the common, traditional items can be key.

When my friend in Kentucky texts me and wants to know what to she can do for XYZ, I want to be able to recommend something she can find that works. Not everyone has access to herbs, oils and remedies so simple is good.

Five ways to use epsom salts

  1. Aches/Pains
    We use epsom salts for muscle aches and injuries around here. Epsom salts are basically magnesium which can help with all muscle tightness or cramps
  2. Extra Magnesium
    For people with gut issues, magnesium is hard to digest. Where does that leave a person? To supplement using something that goes through the skin. So, for those of us that need some extra magnesium. (And really, who doesn’t??), then eppie bathes are a great solution.
  3. Helps detox
    Eppies also help with detox. During times of supplements changes and routine, a good dose of epsom salts in the bath will help pull out some of those toxins you are dealing with. When I am struggling I make sure I take a good 30 minute soak with epsom salts a night. (If you want to up your game to get rid of the detox, skin brush BEFORE your bath.)
  4. Pulls out infection
    Epsom salts are also great out pulling out infection. My husband had a HORRIBLE infection on his thumb from a cat scratch. We ended up having to go to the doctor and when the doctor saw it he couldn’t believe how well my husband was doing. We believe the salts were really working hard at pulling the infection out.
  5. Relaxing
    One of my favorite uses for espom salts are for relaxing. Yup, I love my eppie baths. I can feel the tension in my shoulders melt away when I sink into the tub.

Five ways to use epsom salts

So, for something being so simple, epsom salts are a work horse when it comes to natural remedies. I always have a bag around. (If you can’t find them in a local store, Amazon allows carries it)

Tell me, what are your favorites uses for epsom salts? 


*For the record, my thoughts and advice are only my experiences or what others have allowed me to share. We don’t claim to diagnose, treat or cure.*


  1. says

    I can’t live without my Epsom salts! I use them in baths to keep me (and my kids) sane, but have also heard about them pulling splinters out – crazy!

  2. Beth McHugh says

    how much Epsom salts are to be used in a tub full of water for soaking? Thank you so much for your help.

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