Pain Management

Epsom: Worth Its Salt?

Nothing beats a long soak after a painful day. Bath salts have been used for centuries (Cleopatra used to bathe in the minerals of the Dead Sea for the salt benefits.) Epsom salts are particularly useful for soothing aches and pains. But what do they do and which ones are the best?

What are Epsom salts?

Well firstly, they’re not actually salt! Epsom salts are a naturally occurring pure mineral made up of magnesium and sulfate. The natural remedy has a whole range of health benefits and easily absorbed through the skin when dissolved in water.

What are the benefits of Epsom?

There are endless benefits of Epsom due to the healing properties of magnesium and sulfate.

Magnesium helps to reduce inflammation and improve muscle and bone health, whilst sulfate helps to flush out toxins and even ease migraines.

Other health and beauty benefits include removing dead skin as an exfoliator, soothing cuts and bruises and helping you to relax.

health and beauty benefits of epsom salt

Which Epsom salts should you buy?

We put the word out on social media and there was a unanimous answer: Westlab!

Created in 2004 by a family looking for a way to manage their son’s eczema, Westlab salts are 100% vegan and made using the highest quality, pharmaceutical grade salt.

We tried their therapeutic ‘reviving’ Epsom salts. A generous sprinkling in the bath with a peppermint oil essential candle and half an hour later the differences were noticeable. Although the aches and pains of Joint Hypermobility Syndrome were still there, they weren’t as painful.

And it’s not just us that love it! 5 star reviews on their website show how the salts help loads of people.

“I’ve been suffering with effects of a lower back injury for almost 4 months. I still get terrible aches, especially at the end of the day. Took advice and had an Epsom Salt bath – 30 minute soak using Westlab salts was transforming. My pains disappeared and I have been nearly pain free for 3 days. I’m a convert. Will be making this part of my routine.”

Westlab’s latest Alchemy range has been designed with essential oils and other boosting ingredients. You can choose from SLEEP, RECOVER, CLEANSE and MINDFUL.

We love the Mindful salts to unwind for the evening. They aim to ‘promote tranquility and restore calm and serenity amongst modern life’. With a combination of Epsom and Himalayan salt, they also have CBD oil to help with anxiety and soothe pains.

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