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Magnesium Sulphate


Magnesium Sulphate

Other Name(s):

Epsom Salt; Magnesium Sulfate; CAS# 7487-88-9; E 518

Magnesium Sulphate is made from kieserite (from dehydrated sea water).

Is Magnesium Sulphate Faithful to Nature?


Magnesium Sulphate is a natural ingredient with a wide range of useful applications. It has a long history of safe and traditional use.

Benefits: Why is Magnesium Sulphate Used?

Soothes Muscle Pain

Magnesium Sulphate is used to relieve muscle pain and tension.

Source of Minerals

Magnesium Sulphate is a source of magnesium and sulphur. It is used in electrolyte replacement beverages.

Balances Mood

Magnesium Sulphate may aid in balancing our mood, relieve anxiety and stress.

Other Uses

Magnesium Sulphate is used in fertilizers and as a natural laxative.

Magnesium Sulphate can be found as a single ingredient product labelled “Epsom Salt” but is also used in natural bath salts, bath soaks, electrolyte replacement drinks, in beer as an acidity regulator and in canned vegetables.

Naturally occurring deposits of kieserite are found in salt pans where sea water becomes concentrated after prolonged evaporation. Kieserite typically contains 15.0% magnesium (25% as magnesium oxide, 75% as magnesium sulphate), 20.0% sulphur (as sulphate), up to 2.5% chlorides, and 12% water. The Magnesium Sulphate can be isolated from the other contents using electrostatic separation methods. Alternatively, it can be made by reacting magnesium oxide with sulphuric acid.

Epsom salt has anti-inflammatory properties which make it s a very suitable alternative for after sun lotions. You can mix 2 tablespoons of Epsom salt with 1 cup of water into an empty spray bottle and apply it to the body parts that have been exposed too much to the sun.

Notice: The information provided here is not intended as medical advice and is for educational purposes only.

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