Epsom salt and magnesium chloride salts are both forms of magnesium, but they have different chemical properties that affect their efficacy when used as a topical. Our Life Elements CBD Bath Salts (and the Best CBD Foot Soaks) use Magnesium Chloride as a more efficacious differentiator.
Epsom salt, also known as magnesium sulfate, is often used as a bath salt to help soothe sore muscles and reduce inflammation. When dissolved in warm water, the magnesium and sulfate ions are absorbed through the skin, which can help to increase magnesium levels in the body.
Magnesium chloride, on the other hand, is a naturally occurring mineral that is often used as a dietary supplement to increase magnesium intake. When used topically, magnesium chloride can be applied as a spray, oil or cream that is applied to the skin. Magnesium chloride is known for its transdermal properties, which means it can be easily absorbed through the skin. Magnesium is also a proven sleep aid (more info here) and since Magnesium Chloride has transdermal properties, we know from multiple users of the Life Elements CBD Bath Salts who use sleep trackers, that their sleep scores dramatically improve after a Magnesium Salt bath.
In terms of efficacy, both Epsom salt and magnesium chloride salts can be effective when used topically. However, Epsom salts take much longer to dissolve and can leave you feeling like your booty is sitting on a pile of little rocks 😱 So let's all hail the glory of our Magnesium CBD Bath Salts!
As always, it is worth to note that the efficacy of any salts can vary based on the person's individual needs and health conditions. It is always recommended to consult with a healthcare professional before using any type of magnesium supplement.