We think of Epsom salts as the quirky member of our bath salt family. You know – that Uncle that turns up to family Christmas in a reindeer jumper and a bow tie but then proceeds to know everything about everything that is interesting and cool? (Not saying there is anything wrong with Christmas jumpers BTW).
The first quirky thing about Epsom salts is that they aren’t even a salt. That made you think. They are magnesium sulphate heptahydrate (usually just shortened to magnesium sulphate) which was originally obtained by boiling down mineral waters at Epsom, England.