5 Benefits of Epsom Salt Athletes Should Know

Epsom salt is a naturally occurring mineral compound made from magnesium and sulfate. Named for the English town in which it was discovered, Epsom salt has been used to help treat various ailments for hundreds of years. Today, healthcare professionals and fitness gurus alike often recommend Epsom salt as an alternative method for everything from sore muscles to splinters. Explore with MuscleShok five benefits of Epsom salt that every athlete should know. While some of these benefits may be familiar, others might surprise you. 

Why Are BathShotⓇ Sport Therapy Bath Salts Better Than Regular Epsom Salts?

For the ultimate Epsom salt bath experience, try our BathShot Sport Therapy Bath Salts. These professionally formulated bath salts combine Epsom salt and MSM— a naturally occurring source of organic sulfur to help fuel your muscles. We top those two powerhouse ingredients off with a citrus essential oil to make your soak experience even more amazing. A 20-minute soak in BathShot will help relieve and rejuvenate tired muscles and joints. Use our bath salts after a hard workout for real, long-lasting relief or even just to enjoy a relaxing and soothing soak.

Even the most intense aches are no match for our one-of-a-kind formula. Check out our BathShotⓇ Sport Therapy Bath Salts today, and browse the MuscleShokⓇ store for even more muscle and joint pain solutions!  Read on to see the top 5 ways athletes can benefit from a good soak.



#1    Relieves post-workout muscle and joint soreness

Intense exercise can produce achy tired muscles immediately after working out, as well as several hours to days later, due to delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS). Anyone can experience post-workout muscle soreness, from elite athletes to those new to fitness.

#2    Improves sleep

Training is hard work and good sleep is key to keeping up the grind.  Adding an Epsom salt bath to your bedtime routine may be just what you need to relax your muscles and your mind to get a better night’s sleep.  Top off your soak in an Epsom salt, MSM blend with the amazing aroma of a citrus essential oil - it adds to the relaxation!

#3    Relieves stress

Training can be stressful. Mental stress on athletes is proven to affect performance.  Research shows that Epsom salt can increase levels of serotonin, a feel-good chemical in the body helping to stabilize mood and reduce anxiety and depression. Experienced athletes use Epsom salt combination bath soaks to aid in their mindset struggles. There is always a time when you just need an escape from the work. Epsom salt baths give you the luxury of a spa experience in the comfort of your own home, making a good soak an ideal act of self-care - both physically and mentally. You won't believe the smile that you'll have when you take a deep breath and enjoy the citrus essential oils in our BathShotⓇ Sport Therapy Bath Salt 

#4    Helps remove calluses, splinters, and ingrown toenails

Who hasn’t experienced the torture of a splinter or ingrown toenail when you are trying to work out? When you're trying to have a good workout, this is not the pain you are going for. Epsom salt can help to soften dry, rough skin such as callused fingers and feet. Not only will this help reduce inflammation and pain from splinters and ingrown toenails, but it can also help the removal process. Epsom salt also has antibacterial properties, which can help prevent infection. Calluses soften after a soak and will be easier to work off.  To treat a splinter or ingrown toenail with Epsom salt, soak the affected area in a warm salt bath for 20 minutes at a time. You might have to do this for a few days before the offending object starts to loosen. 

#5    Soothes Skin

Whether it's your shoes rubbing on your feet or constant grip on the weights, athletes fight skin problems.  Epsom salt can soften dry skin, clean out minor scrapes and cuts, and help you fight all the skin problems that happen with training. Athletes know that sweating and equipment rubbing can aggravate acne and other skin conditions.  Epsom salt soaks reduce inflammation and swelling not only for your muscles and joints but your skin too. A good soak can help clean out your skin and let your regular skin regimen do its job even better. If you have a skin condition and are interested in seeing how Epsom salt can help, make sure to consult a doctor or dermatologist beforehand.

Since Epsom salt is renowned for its anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties, professional and novice athletes alike often include salt soaks as part of their post-workout routine. Epsom baths are the perfect way to unwind after strenuous activity while reviving your body for whatever comes next. Athletes love our BathShotⓇ Sport Therapy Bath Salts to help promote muscle recovery after, especially intense training sessions. Try it for the other benefits too! Our unique formula features high-grade Epsom salt, MSM, and tantalizing citrus essential oil to help soothe tired muscles and give you a burst of energy, so you can get back to your game.


We hope you get benefits from our top 5 uses of Epsom salt. But don’t just take our word for it — order BathShot Sport Therapy Bath Salts today and experience the many benefits of Epsom salt.