Epsom salt has been traditionally used as a component of bath salts. Epsom salt can also be used as a beauty product. Athletes use it to soothe sore muscles, while gardeners use it to improve crops. It has a variety of other uses.
Epsom salts have medicinal properties when used both externally and internally.
Traditionally, it is also used to prepare foot baths, intended to soothe sore feet. The reason for the inclusion of the salt is partially cosmetic: the increase in ionic strength prevents some of the temporary skin wrinkling which is caused by prolonged immersion of extremities in pure water. However, epsom salts can also be absorbed into the skin, reducing inflammation.
Epsom Salt (Magnesium Sulphate)