Magnesium Sulfate, aka Epsom Salt, is one of the worlds hidden wonders! It gets it’s name from the place it was discovered, Epsom England, a small borough in Surrey, where the salt was produced from the springs that bubble up and meet non-porous London clay.
“Epsom salt is made up of magnesium and sulfate, which can help improve health in numerous ways. A lack of magnesium—which helps regulate the activity of more than 300 enzymes in the body—can contribute to high blood pressure, hyperactivity, heart problems and other health issues, doctors warn. Sulfate is essential for many biological processes, helping to flush toxins and helping form proteins in joints, brain tissue and mucin proteins.” Epsom Salt Council.
Think its just for bath salts and in-grown toe nails – think again! This little sprinkle of natural goodness is as versatile as MacGyver.
Epsom Salt can be found at your local grocery store, pharmacy and even your garden supply store. It has a wide array of uses, and although each may be manufactured differently they are all the same chemically. Usually a two and a half pound container will run you $3 more or less.
Epsom Salt For the Garden
1. Get Rid of Raccoon’s – If the masked marauders are poking around your trash can, take a few tablespoons of Epsom salt and spread it around the cans. It will deter that pesky raccoon; they don’t like the smell of the stuff. Remember to reapply after it rains.