Research has shown that Epsom salt, a pure mineral compound that contains both magnesium and sulfates, can be effective at decreasing inflammation, soothing muscle pain and softening rough skin. While it’s not a direct treatment for infection, it can also help open up pores to make topical medical creams and gels more effective.
To get the best results — whether you’re suffering from soreness or simply want to cut through those tough calluses on your soles — try soaking your feet in an Epsom salt bath with warm water. Ahead, we’ve rounded up our favorite Epsom salt brands to help you get started.
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1. Epsoak USP Epsom Salt
Epsoak's pure, GMO-free Epsom salt is unscented and quickly dissolves in warm water. It's suggested that you use one cup and soak for 10 minutes.
Pros: This bulk bag contains 19lbs of Epsom salt, which is approximately 38 cups, so it'll last you more than just a few uses. The bag features a ziplock tab for resealing.
Cons: Some may find this bag a bit heavy.
2. Solimo Epsom Salt
You can easily take these lightweight pouches of lavender-scented Epsom salt with you on the go. You get six resealable bags.
Pros: These soaking salts are also available in other scents like eucalyptus, peppermint and more.
Cons: The ziplock can be slightly flimsy.
3. Dr Teal's Epsom Salt
Dr Teal's Epsom salt also contains lavender essential oils to soothe and smooth. Let the Magnesium Sulfate do its job for 20 minutes.
Pros: This bag features a sturdy Velcro enclosure to make resealing quick and easy. You can also choose from other secrets like rosemary and mint.
Cons: The smell may be slightly strong for some.
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