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This has "saline laxative" printed on it, yet it smells and tastes likes scented soap. So, in my opinion it's not for ingestion. I like to sprinkle a very tiny bit of epsom salt into my water to get rid of the bitterness from the filtered water taste. This does not help. In fact, it's far worse than the filtered water taste. I'd strongly advise against buying this product if you don't like drinking soap, or whatever else may be in this. Whatever it is, it's not listed on the packaging or the product page. So it's either been contaminated with their other scented epsom salt products, or it's a misprint on the label.
As a 70 year old, I need to combat some foot issues, and epsom salts was initially recommended by my podiatrist as a treatment following removal of both great toenails. Believe me, they weren't "great", having given me all manner of ingrown toenail issues for years! So I was told to soak in epsom salts twice a day for 10 minutes to aid in recovery following the removal procedure. I went online and ordered the Amazon Solimo brand of epsom salts Inon-scented). I also purchased (from Amazon) a plastic tub to use for this purpose, which is ideal because it uses enough water to cover my toes, but not as much as if I were trying to this in the bathtub. In addition you need a 10 to 1 concentration of the epsom salts to the water, so a bathtub would need a much greater amount of salts to be effective because of the much greater amount of water involved. In my little plastic tub which is about 13" by 10", I put 1 cup of salts and fill the tub to about 2 to 3 inches deep with very warm water. I soak twice a day for at least 20 minutes.
You notice that the cracked skin on your heels disappears, as well as calluses elsewhere on your feet or toes. Your feet become much softer (a bonus).
Tip: Use a lotion (I like hemp products) after your soaks to replace moisture lost during the salt soaks.
Even though my feet have recovered from the procedure, I continue to use the epsom salts twice a day to maintain my feet. You can't beat the Amazon "Solimo" brand for quality and it's packaged in sizes that are easy to work with. I purchased a three-pack of the 8-pound bags, could not be happier. Recommended!
Wonderful value for money and great if you don’t have to pay shipping. Seems of good quality. No scent of course! Update: this is the second time I've purchased this, I believe. No problem with it in the first order. This time? Wow! Don't know if Amazon changed where they actually get the Epsom Salts, but I've used it twice in soaking baths and both times have had to take benedryl on the exposure of my skin to air. The itching and rash was horrendous! This is now slated for landfill. I will be getting my Epson Salts from local sellers again who don't cause this type of reaction.
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.
This "unscented" epsom salt is actually lightly scented with lavender or eucalyptus (difficult to discern exactly what the scent is.) I went ahead and used it anyway to bathe in, but out of concern of other people's health especially since some take this internally, this product should be properly labeled. I'd definitely return it if I had a sensitivity to scent.
I thought it important to leave a review here since almost all the other 1 star reviews had the same issue. I read another reviewer's comment about hair fallout, and it helped me put two and two together: I noticed that I've had a WAY more than normal hair shedding since beginning use of this product, where I've never had this issue before. I get the normal summer shedding but it's to the point where I'll run my hands through my hair and at least 5-7 strands come out each time. I've never experienced this before in my entire life.
Definitely going to look for another brand of unscented epsom salt option elsewhere.
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...
I didn't want to reduce the the rating, but this product is unscented. I don't do well with additives. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO SIT IN A TUB!! When you shower, plug the drain, add a cup of salts and let the water build up-think reflexology-through the feet, into your system. IF you have an extra minute, sit and soak... you will appreciate the benefits!
Pros: excellent value, nice resealable package, unscented with no added oils that can cause slipping in the tub, versatile for soaking, detoxing skin, and exfoliating
Bottom line: To get the pain relieving benefits of Epsom salts, it takes two cups (16 oz) in an average sized bathtub. The low price of these salts makes it easy to get that therapy and it’s easy to customize them by adding a few drops of essential oil or mixing up a moisturizing batch by adding 1/4 cup avocado oil per 5 cups of salts. For detox, I add a 3:1 ratio of Epsom salts and baking soda.