Question by  golfgirl (173)

What is epsom salt good for?

I need to know what I can use epsom salt for.


Answer by  LadyLawyer (325)

Epsom salt is good for aches and pains when added to hot bathwater. One should add about 1/3 to 1/2 cups to the bathwater for maximum results.


Answer by  Xayne (177)

I don't know if epsom salt is good for eating wise, but I do know that it's good for sore muscles if you put some in your bath water, and it's also really good for drawing out infections, especially toe infections.


Answer by  debmalewski (1085)

Epsom salt is good for soaking! If you have an infected toe, for instance,or a sore muscle,epson salt and hot water is good to use to help heal it faster.


Answer by  Bebe84 (20)

Epsom salt works well in a hot bath to soothe sore muscles. It can also be used as a laxitive when consumed mixed with water.


Answer by  KW29 (163)

There are alot of uses for epsom salt. You can use it as a foot soak, soak out a splinter, relaxing bath, face cleaner, homemade skin mask, skin exfoliator, hair volumizer and many more things.


Answer by  decomom (923)

Epsom salt is used for medicinal purposes and not for cooking. Added to a bath it can soothe sore muscles, help with swelling, draw out splinters, deodorize feet, and soften rough skin. It is also thought that epsom salts in your bath can also help draw toxins out of your body.

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Answer by  traumatised (3285)

Most people use it as a foot soak. Some people consume it in TINY quantities for constipation, etc, but only if done SAFELY and with medical advice/supervision.


Answer by  Latin4 (11170)

To my knowledge you cannot use for cooking. It is only used to relax sore muscles and stiffness. You can on occasion use it as a laxative.


Answer by  Patty (195)

Epson salt makes a good alternative to over the counter sore throat medicines this is what you do: Mix 1 tablespoon with 1 glass of water and gargle.


Answer by  tamarawilhite (17883)

Epsom salt can be used to reduce skin wrinkling (temporarily) by being added to bath water. It can also be consumed as a laxative, which is a treatment for constipation.


Answer by  iggylizard (352)

Epsom salt is actually used more for medicinal purposes than for cooking. You can add it to a bath to help relieve tension and general aches and pains. You can even mix it with dried herbs (like lavender) to create a relaxing and soothing bath time. It's actually the main ingredient in most bath salts.

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