Question by  colleen (32)

Is it safe to use epsom salt every day?


Answer by  Olive (1195)

It depends on what you are using the epsom salt for. Epsom salt is good for lots of problems-for example, athletes foot. Epsom salt also is great for a relaxing bath. Some people do have skin sensitivity to epsom salt. If you have a skin reaction, stop using epsom.


Answer by  benjiross (993)

Epsom salt used daily in your bath and for minor wounds are quite safe. However when used recurrently for constipation or for colon cleansing, it can cause toxicity due to the magnesium content. Excess magnesium can cause breathing difficulty, weakness and lethargy. In fact some people have died of magnesium poisoning. Please be careful if you decide to use it.


Answer by  cheldi (95)

If you mean for a soak, yes it is ok. But if you mean as a laxative, no it is not. It has a very high sodium content which can dehydrate. You can become dependent on laxatives which means you could be unable to go without a laxative long term.

posted by Anonymous
Epsom sale it made up of magnesium and sulfate. It has zero sodium  add a comment
posted by Anonymous
Epsom Salt has NO sodium at all. It is a mineral composed of magnesium, sulfur, and oxygen (MgSO4). Cheldi go back to high school chemistry.  add a comment

Answer by  LindaSalem (8)

Epsom salts can be used daily in a foot bath to sooth sore feet. However, using daily as a laxative could cause dependency.

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