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Epsom Salts by Lucy Bee


Nutritional Info.

For An Indulgent Treat
Add 250g of Epsom Salt to your bath
Add 1 tsp of Lucy Bee Coconut Oil
Lay back and enjoy
Watch out it may be slippery!

Did You Know?

Worth remembering - your skin is your largest organ and whatever you put on it is absorbed into your body! 

Many of us are deficient in magnesium. This is partly due to agricultural practices over time, that affect soil nutrients, plus choices in diet. What better way to top up on this important mineral than by soaking in a luxurious bath with Lucy Bee Epsom Salts and naturally absorb the magnesium - toxins are drawn out, the goodness absorbed and tired muscles are relaxed. 

How to Use

Run a warm bath, add 250g of our salt, lay back and relax for 15 - 20 minutes and allow the minerals to be absorbed. 

Where am I from?

Originally a naturally occurring mineral that's rich in magnesium and sulphate, Epsom Salts were first discovered in the 17th Century by a farmer in Epsom, Surrey, hence the name! Today however they are produced under controlled conditions by replacing the carbon found in naturally occurring rock called Dolomite and substituting it with Sulphur to create Magnesium Sulphate, a pure mineral compound.

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Lucy Bee Epsom Salts

Whatever the weather, there’s nothing we love more than pampering ourselves with a steaming hot bath.

With flickering candles, a well-thumbed book and (of course) a slab of dark chocolate, it’s the perfect dose of indulgence.

Thankfully, one of our brand-new Lucy Bee products makes for the perfect bath-time treat. Our Epsom Salts are ideal at soothing away a stressful day and at helping you to relax and unwind.

Sounds ideal, doesn’t it? Especially if you’re reading this at work…

However, if you’re wondering why you should add our Epsom Salts to your bathroom (heck, even your garden shed – really!), then here’s all that you need to know about this luxurious treat…

What Are Epsom Salts?

While they may seem like a newly-fangled, fashionable must-have, Epsom salts have been used for centuries as an age-old beauty treatment and even home remedy. First discovered back in the 17th century by a farmer in Epsom, Surrey, they’ve since become a natural remedy beloved by millions of people from around the world.

Also known as magnesium sulphate, the salt was originally formed in saline springs when porous chalk met with non-porous clay. However, unlike most salts, they’re not meant to be eaten since they’re far too high in magnesium.

As we mentioned, Epsom salts were one of the most popular natural remedies around for many years. Old wives’ tales would even say that they could cure pretty much every complaint under the sun.

They also became popular as an exfoliator and to help with aches and pains. So revered were their uses that churches started using them as healing waters, while gardeners also jumped onto the Epsom bandwagon, using them to help grow their plants and lawns.

Health Benefits of Epsom Salts

As you now know, Epsom salts are also known as Magnesium Sulphate and have a chemical formula of MgSO4.7H20, if you want to get really fancy.

Essentially just a mix of magnesium, sulphates and regular old oxygen, these minerals and elements can be absorbed through osmosis by the skin when bathing or using.

So, how does it help? Well, magnesium, in particular, is a mineral which far too many people are deficient in, even though it’s actually the second most abundant element in our cells. Magnesium is important in helping our bodies to regulate more than 325 enzymes.

Perhaps because of this amazing mineral, the health benefits of our Lucy Bee Epsom Salts are endless – simply Google away and check out why they’re a bathroom cabinet must!

Need more convincing? Well, endless athletes and also A-listers are known to be fans of the humble Epsom salts. Victoria Beckham is a devotee, as well as Hollywood star Gwyneth Paltrow, who has said: “I love Epsom salts baths to detoxify, revive muscles and de-puff my skin.”

How Are Epsom Salts Made?

Although first discovered in England, Epsom Salts are now often made from a rock substance called Dolomite, found in the mountainous regions of the Southern Alps. These rocks are naturally rich in salts containing the metals calcium and magnesium, as well as carbon and oxygen.

However, as you know, we also need Sulphates to create our lovely Epsom Salts. During the manufacturing process, the carbon found in these rocks will be replaced with the sulphate, giving us the salts we now know and love.

However, it’s worth remembering that magnesium loves carbon and will always choose to hold hands (or at least so to speak) with it given the option. This love for carbon is actually one of the reasons why Epsom Salts are so talented and good for our body – we excrete waste and other nasties in the form of carbon.

How to Use Epsom Salts

If you’re tired of us getting our science hats on, then all you need to know is this – Epsom salts have so many uses it’s untrue! Here’s how we like to use ours:

  • As a homemade body scrub to exfoliate the skin
  • To add to hot water for relaxing soaks in the bath
  • To mix with coconut oil and other treats for a DIY face mask
  • Add volume to our hair
  • Clean overly-dirty pots and pans
  • Remove dirt and grime from tiles and work surfaces
  • To fertilise plants and grass
  • As a natural hand wash

Read the Lucy Bee Guide to 3 Mineral Salts

Read 'Why We Need Magnesium' on the Lucy Bee Blog