What is Epsom salt and where did it get its name?
Epsom salt is an age-old mineral remedy widely used over the past generations. The vast benefits have been passed on by word-of-mouth through grandmothers and sports trainers, used as a "cure-all" for various ailments on a regular basis. Used primarily as a soaking aid for soothing aches, sore joints and bruises, it is also used in foot baths, and for gardening.
Epsom salt got its name from Epsom, England, where one of the earliest discoveries of magnesium sulfate was made in the late 16th century. Named for the mineral waters found in Epsom, people soon learned of the healing benefits obtained by soaking in or applying the mineral waters. They often traveled long distances hoping to be cured of health ailments. This mineral was determined to be magnesium sulfate, and because of the similar appearance to coarse table salt, was named Epsom salt although completely different than common salt, which is sodium chloride. Magnesium Sulfate, the scientific name for Epsom salt, is known to enhance the functions of the human body in a multitude of ways.
What is Pepsom Sports and Pepsom Salt?
Pepsom Sports and Pepsom Salt are Epsom salt-based products enhanced with peppermint, wintergreen and spearmint - ingredients specifically recommended by Ron Culp, the 3-time recipient of the "NBA Trainer of the Year" Award. Our 100% natural ingredients were carefully selected due to the well-known soothing properties they contain - the same ingredients have been used throughout history by Native Americans, ancient Romans/Chinese and other civilizations, spanning hundreds of years.
What are the major benefits of Pepsom Sports and Pepsom Salt Epsom salt?
The main ingredient in Pepsom Sports and Pepsom Salt is Magnesium Sulfate, a mineral that is commonly known as Epsom salt. We have enhanced this mineral with new formulations that now provide the cooling and soothing blends to everyone, including sports enthusiasts, athletic trainer's, weekend warriors and even Little Leaguers (and their moms!)
Using Pepsom products helps to:
- Soothe soreness, sprains, joint pain, stress, overexertion. According to the professional basketball athletic trainer of a World Championship team, "It works!"
- Relax from stress, tension by soaking in a very warm Pepsom bath.
- Ease foot pain by soaking feet in a foot bath, easing away discomfort from excessive standing, walking, and sports-related activities.
- Comfort insect stings and bites by applying compress on affected area.
How often should Pepsom Sports or Pepsom Salt Epsom salt be used?
Soaking in Pepsom as often as needed will cause no harmful side effects. Pepsom products contain Magnesium Sulfate, a mineral. Our enhanced formulas help to soften and moisturize the skin while providing soothing comfort for soreness and stress.
May Pepsom products also be used in spas and whirlpool tubs?
Many sports trainers regularly use Pepsom in whirlpool tubs for athletic treatment; however we always recommend that you contact your whirlpool manufacturer for specific information.
Do Pepsom products leave any residue?
No, Pepsom washes away completely, in fact unlike bath soaps that leave a film on the tub; our products do not leave any residue.
Does soaking in Pepsom Salt Epsom salt really help children with Autism?
While there have been no conclusive studies on this topic, many doctors believe that soaking in Epsom salt helps children as magnesium is known to have a calming effect. Many parents love to bath their children in Pepsom baths to calm them before bed. Both Pepsom Sports and Pepsom Salt Epsom salt have 100% natural enhancements: peppermint, wintergreen and spearmint, making it even more soothing. Children love to bathe in Pepsom!
What have scientists and researchers learned about the main ingredient in Pepsom products - Magnesium Sulfate?
Although no studies can substantiate this information, it is believed that more than half of the United States population is deficient in magnesium due to today's over-processed foods and higher levels of stress. Drinking coffee, alcohol, and eating lots of sugary foods mayl cause the body to become depleted. The good news is that magnesium and sulfate, are minerals that may readily absorb through the skin. According to the Epsom Salt Council, magnesium is believed to play an important role in the activity of over 325 essential enzymes, including involvement in muscle control, electrical impulses, energy production and possibly to help with the elimination of toxins. Sulfates may also aid in the formation of brain tissue, joint proteins and the proteins that line the walls of the digestive tract.
Pepsom potential benefits include the following:
- Eases soreness and stiffness through soaking in a Pepsom bath
- Comforts sprains, strains, and bruises by soaking area in tub or small basin
- Calms stress and tension by soaking in this refreshing spa bath
- Draws out splinters by wrapping affected area in a Pepsom wrap
- Helps to remove blackheads by holding warm compress with Pepsom to affected area prior to removal
- Softens hands and feet for manicures and pedicures
- Eases foot pain by soaking tired feet in foot tub
- Soothes insect bites and stings by wrapping area with warm compress with Pepsom