In folk medicine, Epsom salts are thought to cure everything... but let's stick to their benefits in hot water! Dissolved in a foot soak or in a bath, the salts relax the body and the mind. It relieves stress and physical pain, especially sore muscles, cramps and exhausted feet.
The salts have been discovered in the city of Epsom in England (where the name comes from) where it's found naturally in springs. Despite the use of the word 'salt' these have nothing to do with sodium chloride (the common salt found on the kitchen table) but are magnesium sulfate.