What is the Difference between Himalayan Salt and Epsom Salt?

There are many differences between these salts. Epsom salt is not actually salt, it is a mineral found in water containing high levels of magnesium and sulfate. The mineral has a crystalline structure similar to that of table salt (which is the reasoning behind it being called salt), but it is actually a pure mineral compound. It has no sodium chloride (which is salt) and is technically known as magnesium sulfate. Epsom salt is magnesium that is bonded to sulfur and oxygen. It was first distilled in the town of Epsom in Surrey, England in the 1800’s and was named for the town. It has been said to have many beneficial uses from easing achy muscles and other ailments to fertilizing your garden.
Himalayan salt has magnesium and sulfate plus 82 other minerals and trace elements, including sodium and chloride and is truly salt. There are certain properties that come with being salt, such as, being anti-microbial, anti-fungal, and anti-bacterial. Crystals are hand-harvested from mineral deposits on salt cave floors that have been dated by geologists to the Precambrian Age. Himalayan salt is mined from the underground salt mines in the foot hills of the Himalayan Mountains and is the purest salt available on earth. Himalayan salt produces negative ions that help purify the air of allergens, bacteria, dust, and other pollutants. When warmed the crystal salt emits a negative charge that enriches our environment and as the negatively charged ions enter our bodies they attach to the toxins and neutralize their charge, thus detoxifying our systems. Himalayan salt is known to reduce inflammation within our bodies, which, makes it of great benefit to those suffering from arthritis and other ailments of inflammation.

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Comments ( 8 )

  • Griffbr

    Since coming to Tavoos and learning about the benefits of Himalayan salt, I have begun using it for several different things. I especially like to use it to exfoliate my face as it makes my skin feel very soft and fresh. Plus, it tastes great in anything I throw it in.

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  • Thomas

    I have just had a shower with dove body wash and some epsom salts and I will so clean – As clean as a man called David 😂😂.

    Loved the article will be considering the Himalayan salt too.

  • Isabelle clement

    Hi we normally advise women to bath with some Epson salt after birth to help with healing. Would Himalayan salt work the same or would that be too strong for open wounds? Thanks

    • Thank you for your question. As it was mentioned Epsom salt is magnesium and sulfate. Himalayan salt has magnesium and sulfate, plus potassium, calcium, bromide, totaling 84 minerals and trace elements. It is antibacterial, as well as anti-inflammatory. Since both of these factors would be help to improve and increase the healing after childbirth, I would suggest it would be more effective to use Himalayan salt.
      For the most powerful detox result, for the bath: use 1-2 lb of Himalayan salt dissolved in a warm bath.
      Your bath should last 20 to 30 minutes. During this time, the temperature and the makeup of the brine bath is comparable to the amniotic fluid . The temperature of the bath should be kept at a constant 97 F., any soaps, body wash, and oils should be avoided for the detox bath.

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