What are Epsom Salts?

What are Epsom Salts?

Despite their name, Epsom Salts aren’t actually what you think of when it comes to “salts.” They are a naturally occurring mineral, found in Epsom, Surrey (hence the name!). Made up of Magnesium and Sulphate, Epsom Salts have long been hailed as the hero ingredient in any beauty regime. They are known to help cure a host of ailments from aching muscles to removing toxins from the body. Even Elle Macpherson is reportedly a fan, and when you look as good as Elle, with access to the best products in the beauty industry, we have to trust that they might be a little bit magical.

What are Epsom Salts used for?

Epsom Salts are used for to heal minor skin conditions and muscle aches. They work by breaking down into Magnesium and Sulphate once immersed in water. It is thought that once dissolved, they absorb through the skins cells to relax and repair. You can use Epsom Salts as a natural home remedy for a number of ailments including:

  • To relax sore muscles
  • To reduce pain and swelling associated with exercise, arthritis and injury
  • To decrease the itchiness and redness of skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema
  • To combat tired and swollen feet
  • To reduce sunburn pain and redness

These are just a few conditions and ailments that Epsom Salts can help to treat, but just having a warm bath with them, with help your whole body to relax in general.

Our Favourite Products

Westlab Epsom Salt – This 100% Magnesium Sulphate formula will help to leave your aching muscles and tired bodies, refreshed and relaxed. It will also help to detoxify and reduce bloating so your bodies feels a lot happier and healthier.

Mio Liquid Yoga – This has become a cult classic at Lookfantastic HQ! We love its gorgeous scent that reminds us of a spa! Infused with Epsom Salts, alongside Arnica and Lavender, this bath soak is guaranteed to get you relaxed in no time at all.

Westlab Epsom Salt Body Scrub – If you are suffering from dry skin in need of a little love, then look no further than this body scrub from Westlab. Infused with Epsom Salts, alongside essential oils of Rose and Ylang Ylang, this will give you smooth skin that is protected and revived.



Skincare Specialist

I am a big believer in the idea that beautiful Make Up begins with a superb skincare regime. I like to enhance my natural beauty rather than cover up and I am always on the lookout for great products which really work. When I am not writing about all things beauty, I like to do Yoga and I make an amazing brownie. It is all about balance!