How Often Should Epsom Salts Be Used?
How Often Should Epsom Salts Be Used? An About.com Longevity Forum contributor asked about Epsom salts and how often they should be used for detoxification. I thought this was a great question, so I did a little research.Answer: Epsom salts are salts that contain magnesium sulfate. When used in a bath, the magnesium sulfate is absorbed by the skin. This can cause the skin to soften and some of the substances that the skin absorbs day-to-day to be drawn out. Occasional use of Epsom salts (especially on the feet) does not seem to be harmful. Many people swear by Epsom salts, though there doesn’t seem to be many scientific references to its use. There are a few cautions of using Epsom salts, however, and they are mostly for people with dry skin. The FDA doesn’t seem very impressed with Epsom salts, even for foot care. They claim that Epsom salt foot baths show no benefit over soaking in a regular table