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Epsom salts help reduce muscular aches and swelling, and makes for a great post-workout soak. An epsom salt bath is also an excellent way to relieve stress.

The salts can also be used to help relieve the "sting" and reduce the swelling of insect bites. The drawing action of epsom salts draws toxins and sweat away from pores and helps bring splinters to the skin's surface for easier removal.

Its cleansing and exfoliating properties make epsom salts useful to soften rough patches of skin anywhere on the body. It is particularly good as a foot soak. The salts can also help dislodge blackheads, treat oily hair, remove hairspray and gel buildup, and add body to hair.