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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.
This is great Epson salt at a great price! I use it for detox baths for myself and my children when we have an onset of a cold. It stops the cold right in its tracks! Sniffles are significantly better or completely gone the next day! My son said his throat hurt and I gave him a detox bath using this Epson salt, and he never complained of his throat hurting again and didn't develop a runny nose at all! For kids (under 60 lbs), add 1/2 c. Epson salt, 1/4 c. baking soda, and 1-2 T. ginger (yes, ginger from your baking cabinet) to your bath water and soak in the water for at least 20 minutes. For kids 61-100 lbs, increase Epson salt to 1 c., baking soda to 1/2 c., and 1-2 T. ginger. For kids over 100 lbs and for adults, use 2 c. Epson salt, 1 c. baking soda, and 2 T. ginger. The hotter the water, the better. You will feel so much better the next day!
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.
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...