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I'm a big fan of other name brand epsom soaking salts. But those can get pricey. This stuff has been great. I almost prefer the plain better because I can add my own essential oils to the bath water, so I can have some variety. I like a different name brand because of the texture of the salts. These salts seemed to be a little more coarse. But they do the trick.
For a buck a pound, this is a decent deal. (You can usually grab a 16 oz. bag of an off brand at a dollar tree.) If you’re using this as a soak, the 8 lb bag is the way to go. I initially bought this as per my doctors orders to soak an ingrown toenail. (I feel like I’m channeling my grandparents leaving this review lol) It really provided relief to my poor toenail but I’ve went on to use it for a myriad of other things and just ordered my 2nd bag. It’s safe for sensitive skin and is unscented. Yes, the seal needs work. It was hard to open and even harder to reseal. Ultimately, I couldn’t reseal the bag and dumped it into mason jars. I’m not mad af that. It’s easier to manage in jars than a giant bag. It is great for sore muscles, strains, & sprains. I recently used it as a solution for constipation. So there’s that. Will continue to buy again.
This brand is okay but not great. The ‘salts’ are not as fine as the popular brand, which requires more stirring up in water to dissolve. It was a better price, so I’m glad I got this one, but if I didn’t care about price, I would go with the more popular brand.
The granules are bigger than other Epsom salt, so it takes a bit longer to dissolve. The cut line on the package to be able to reseal, is worthless because it was super glued to one side of the bag and not being able to open it. I was finally able to open it, because one side of the glue came off and it opened the bag, but the reseal is still closed.
The price for the volume is swell since I use this stuff fairly regularly I didn't want a scent, I can use essential oil when I need that. I do use it for pain relief, skin care and to generally aid in keeping my magnesium levels up. There are reasons... I start with pretty hot water and have come to understand it may actually be the cooling process that is doing more to relieve non-muscular, nerve related pain. But it is definitely great for muscular pain and helps ease muscle spasms. My only complaint with this brand is that despite starting with that very hot water (don't do that unless you have been told to by some medical person... Like your doctor...) the crystals often want to clump and fail to dissolve. Obviously, this can create its own set of issues while you're sitting in the tub. I guess that's why the more expensive stuff is more expensive...
Overall, this is a good product. I use this to soak in the tub to help my back, and it works just fine. I like that the bag is resealable. One note is that an 8 pound bag was smaller than I expected - about half-again as big as a bag of flour. That doesn't reflect on the product though. I would recommend this for anyone that uses an epsom salt soak.
I looked around a bit for a cheap epsom salt, and this brand was what I settled on. I like that the bag has a “zipper” to close. The granules are larger than most other brands, but it really doesn’t bother me at all. I bought the unscented, and it indeed has no scent.
Quality epsom salt. Package does not indicate scent or show ingredients that create scent and that was disappointing. Would not order again for that reason, as I prefer plain for sensitive skin, but The scent does smell good for those who use fragrance.