US Pharmacopoeia grade. Product of USA. Epsom salt is not actually a salt, but a naturally occurring mineral compound of magnesium sulfate. Used as a natural remedy for centuries, benefits include calming the nervous system, soothing inflammation, healing skin problems, cuts and scrapes, easing strained muscles, and replenishing magnesium in the body, which is drained by stress. Aside from helping muscle and nerve function, magnesium also helps produce serotonin - the chemical responsible for elevated mood and feeling calm.
Add 2 cups to hot bath, allow granules to dissolve, and soak for at least 12 minutes. Try adding baking soda, peppermint leaf, rose petals, chamomile flowers, lavender or other dried flowers for an even more relaxing and healing soak. As a household cleaner, Epsom salts can be made into a scrub when mixed with Castile soap, and can also be used to fertilize plants, deter slugs, and remove build up in washing machines.