Epsom Salt - The sulfates in Epsom salt help flush toxins and heavy metals from skin cells. Magnesium sulfate (epsom salt) is absorbed through the skin, such as in a bath or foot soak, it draws toxins from the body, sedates the nervous system, reduces swelling, relaxes muscles, is a natural emollient, exfoliator, and so much more! You can also use epsom salts in the yard. Epsom is a good source of magnesium for plants. Sprinkle a handful around each plant and water thoroughly. Once or twice a year with the change of seasons is recommended. It is recommended that persons diagnosed with diabetes and/or heart problems should consult their doctors before using epsom salts for therapeutic applications.