Got a carton of Epsom salts hanging out in the cabinet or under the sink? Congratulations! You’re the proud owner of one of the cheapest, most effective natural multitaskers out there.
Epsom salt might look like a coarse-grained version of the stuff you sprinkle on your avocado toast. But it’s actually a mineral compound consisting of magnesium and sulfate. Unlike table or kosher salt, epsom salt doesn’t contain sodium—and you shouldn’t eat it.
But there’s plenty of other stuff you can do with Epsom salt. Start by selecting a plain Epsom salt (some are scented), such as Dr. Teal's Pure Epsom Salt, which is rated for internal use. From getting your kitchen squeaky clean, to adding texture to your hair, to giving your garden a boost, here are 8 surprising ways you can use it.
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