Quick Tips: Epsom Salt Bath Treatments


Hop in the Tub and Relax

For generations, people have used Epsom salt baths as a way to soothe their weary bodies. The reason it's been such a popular remedy is because it's inexpensive and it really does help.

Don't expect miracles; Epsom salt isn't likely to cure all of your ailments. However, you'll be surprised at the relaxing, medicinal effect a soak in warm, Epsom salt-filled bathwater can have on a body. So, whether you're using the mineral for a specific purpose or just want to wind down after a long day, you're sure to enjoy this comforting treatment.

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