Epsom salt


Ep·​som salt ˈep-səm- How to pronounce Epsom salt (audio)

Examples of Epsom salt in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This includes cans and other containers once filled with everything from beer and cigarettes to Epsom salt and Tums. Lennie Omalza, The Courier-Journal, 11 July 2024 While there’s no hard-and fast-rule, some people prefer putting Epsom salt or baking soda in the bath. Theresa Tamkins, SELF, 9 July 2024 For Bryson DeChambeau that extra kick might be found in the most surprising of places – Epsom salt. Issy Ronald, CNN, 16 June 2024 Probably because Epsom salt is magnesium sulfate and helps with muscle and joint pain. Sheah Rarback, Miami Herald, 30 Jan. 2024 Each 10-ounce jar of this small-batch handmade formula contains muscle-calming Epsom salt and relaxing Himalayan sea salt plus rose and ylang-ylang essential oils. Sarah Grossbart, wsj.com, 24 Oct. 2023 Magnesium sulfate is a salt commonly known as Epsom salt, that can be used to soak in. Kaitlin Vogel, Health, 6 Sep. 2023 Aromatic picks like peonies, roses, and lavender can be dried and combined with Epsom salt and essential oils for a floral tribute that encourages a little R&R. Alyssa Longobucco, House Beautiful, 30 Aug. 2023 In addition to internal cleansing, external methods such as Epsom salt baths or saunas are sometimes recommended as home remedies for toxin elimination. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 25 July 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1770, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Epsom salt was in 1770

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“Epsom salt.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Epsom%20salt. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

Epsom salt

Ep·​som salt ˌep-səm- How to pronounce Epsom salt (audio)
: a bitter colorless or white salt of magnesium used especially as a strong laxative
usually used in plural

Medical Definition

Epsom salt

Ep·​som salt ˌep-səm- How to pronounce Epsom salt (audio)
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