Epsom salts were initially discovered in the town of Epsom, England in the 17th century. Their health and wellbeing benefits were quickly uncovered and the town became renowned for its spars where visitors came to sample the waters.
Bathing in epsom salts helps to raise the level of magnesium in our bodies through transdermal absorption. This provides a number of benefits to our mental and physical wellbeing as the mineral plays a role in hundreds of biochemical reactions vital to our everyday functioning.
The salts are acclaimed for their potential to reduce stress and target inflammation, while they are also thought to cleanse and exfoliate the skin.