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How to Take an Epsom Salt Bath
The water temperature should be comfortable — not hot, but very warm to the touch. Then add Epsom salts while the water is still running. This will help it to dissolve.
For a average-sized tub, use the suggested amount of salts on the container, usually 1 to 2 cups, or the doctor recommended amount. Never use Epsom salt in a whirlpool, hot tub, or any other tub with jets as it can corrode the internal pipes after use.
Your doctor will advise about how often and what amount of time to soak. For an ingrown toenail it may be ten minutes twice a day for a few days, or for arthritis pain 1/2 hour daily soaks may help.