What is Epsom Salt?
Epsom salt, first discovered in Epsom, England in the waters of their wells, has been used for centuries for a multitude of beneficial purposes—from fertilizing gardens worldwide to easing muscle aches and other ailments.
More technically known as magnesium sulfate, Epsom salt is a recognized natural source of magnesium and sulfur, two of life’s vital elements and a mineral combination recognized for its therapeutic properties. In fact, researchers and physicians widely acknowledge that increasing your body’s magnesium and sulfate levels has numerous therapeutic health benefits. Epsom salt is also being turned to as an environmentally safe, all-natural alternative to more abrasive or damaging products for agricultural and industrial purposes, from fertilizing a neighborhood lawn to increasing the crop yields of community-sustaining farms. Many different industries turn to Epsom salt for a natural solution to a multitude of situations and needs.
Although commonly referred to as “salt,” Epsom salt isn’t actually salt. It should be called Epsom “salt.” Or Epsom salt-like. Since Epsom salt is a pure mineral compound of magnesium sulfate in crystal form, it looks an awful lot like salt, but it has no sodium chloride. Sodium chloride is salt. Salt is sodium chloride. We like to have all of the facts on the table here.
is crucial to healthy cell functioning in our bodies, and helps to regulate more than 325 enzymes. The number of people suffering from magnesium deficiency has increased greatly in the last 50 years due to mineral depleting farming practices and unhealthy diets. Symptoms of mineral deficiency include headaches, backaches, neck pain and muscle discomfort.
, or sulfur, is found in literally every cell in the human body and has a crucial role in maintaining and enhancing overall health. Sulfur is essential for the health of skin, nails, and hair, and is crucial for the production of collagen. It also has been shown to purify and condition the body, and has detoxifying properties. Deficiency in sulfur may lead to full body exhaustion and lethargy.
A number of factors work against magnesium sulfate if you ingest it. We do not recommend ingesting Epsom salt (unless under the direction of a doctor). So, although it can be difficult to get adequate levels of magnesium sulfate through our daily diet, there is much research to support the fact that bathing with Epsom salt allows maximum mineral absorption into the skin, giving your body a multitude of benefits. For more information concerning the variety of health and wellness advantages of Ultra Epsom, please see Bathing with Ultra Epsom.
Benefits & Uses of Epsom Salt
Epsom salt has been well known and prized for years as a versatile and economical at-home product with uses ranging from gardening to bathing to home cleaning. It is important to note however, that all Epsom salt brands are not equal in quality, usability, and versatility. Ultra Epsom® salt is considered the purest, highest quality, and most functional Epsom salt available. Delicate filtration processes are utilized to ensure an end product with no perceptible impurities that dissolves quickly and easily. Ultra Epsom salt is the #1 brand for the highest quality therapeutic-grade Epsom salt.
Bathing with Ultra Epsom has a number of healing benefits which make the bath both relaxing and therapeutic. The mineral composition of magnesium sulfate absorbs into your skin, replenishing mineral deficiencies and delivering much needed revitalization for body and mind. Among many other benefits, Ultra Epsom is known for detoxifying (including heavy metals), relieving muscle pain, and reducing stress—making it an ideal salt for healing both body and mind. Our selection of grain sizes makes Ultra Epsom the ideal selection for any number of spa applications, from body scrubs and pedicure soaks to bath teas and exfoliating soaps. Read on for more information on the benefits of bathing with Epsom salt.
Just as the mineral composition of Ultra Epsom Salt benefits us holistically, it can also improve our gardens, lawns, and trees! Magnesium sulfate is an essential nutrient to fertile soil. Ultra Epsom replenishes these crucial minerals, giving the soil a “boost” that results in vibrant flowers, bountiful harvest, and lush green lawns. Perfect for the organic, natural garden.
Extremely versatile, Ultra Epsom salt can be used for household cleaning, minor aches and pains, and general home improvement. With its endless possibilities, you can promote wellness, health, beauty, even gardening and home with one product—SaltWorks® Ultra Epsom Salt. A world of benefits awaits!