Epsom Salt is MgSO4, not NaCl

Epsom Salt is MgSO4, not NaCl

Everything tastes better with a little NaCl salt…but everything FEELS better with a little bit, in this case a lot, of MgSO4 salt.

MgSO4 is Epsom salt, magnesium sulfate, not table salt, NaCl which is sodium chloride

  • Without getting too scientific to start magnesium sulfate does not dry out your skin!
    You leave the float tank and your sink is silky and smooth, you are not a dried up prune like you are when you om out of the ocean.
  • Get your healthy dose of magnesium sulfate in the float tank! It is loaded with 1000lbs of Epsom Salt…ever wonder why you feel so good coming out of an epsom salt bath?!?…now multiply that by 1000! Magnesium IS  absorbed through the skin (transdermally) positively affecting the body as a natural muscle relaxer relieving aches and pains. Symptoms of magnesium deficiency may include agitation and anxiety, restless leg syndrome (RLS), sleep disorders, irritability, nausea and vomiting, abnormal heart rhythms, low blood pressure, confusion, muscle spasm and weakness, hyperventilation, fibromyalgia, insomnia, poor nail growth, and even seizures. Read more about magnesium deficiency here
  • Reduce swelling, relieve a headache, use it for sore muscles and arthritis


Epsom salt is even used in the lawn and garden, pedicure, as a hair volumizer (don’t you love it when you come home from the beach?), facial scrub (also a great treatment for acne and blackheads), as fabric softener crystals. Use to to easily remove splinters, make a body scrub, treat mosquito bites, make an all natural cleaner for tile! Get the stink out of your hands and feet or draw out an infection from the hands and feet. Watch out…you better be home for this one…relieve constipation this works quick…you might want to consult your doctor first! Remove the OUCH – sunburn relief, speed healing by detoxifying your body and increasing your white blood cell count with an Epsom Salt bath for that common cold!

The list goes on! Are there more, different, creative uses you have found? Please share!

Wondering about the “how to” with Epsom salts? Check the Epsom Salt Council’s website for definitive info.