Magnesium as a mineral

How To Make Epsom Salt Crystals

Max. D Gray
By Max. D Gray. Updated: January 16, 2017
How To Make Epsom Salt Crystals

Epsom salt is an extraordinary natural remedy useful to combat many health problems. Magnesium is a mineral that plays a key role in health as it regulates enzymes and bodily functions such as electrical impulses, muscle control and the elimination of toxins. One of the best ways to take magnesium and benefit from its effects is through magnesium sulfate. In we explain how to make Epsom salt crystals.

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Steps to follow:


We will tell you how to easily, quickly and safely make Epsom salt crystals so you can start making use of all its advantages. For this you need only:

  • 1 cup
  • Epsom salt
  • Hot water

Take a cup or similar deep container, mix half a cup of magnesium sulfate with half a cup of hot water. It is not recommended to use boiling water to prepare the sulfate crystals because in boiling water the crystals will become threadlike. The water temperature should be ideal to monitor the concentration of the solution we want to create.


You must wait at least a couple of minutes for the Epsom salt to dissolve. This small waiting time is only so there is no undissolved salt at the bottom of the container. If you feel more comfortable you can put a small object like a top in the bottom of the container, this will make removing crystals easier. If you do not want to do this just carefully remove the glass needles to examine or save them.

How To Make Epsom Salt Crystals - Step 2

The Epsom salt crystals can be transparent or colored with some food coloring. After the minutes have passed place the container in the freezer and in a maximum period of three hours the cup will be filled with needle-like crystals. You now have Epsom crystals so that you can use them whenever you want but remember you should not drink the liquid crystal it is not toxic but it's not good for our health. They're amazing to take an Epsom salt bath, but make sure you don't swallow any. They also have amazing benefits for hair too!

How To Make Epsom Salt Crystals - Step 3

The salts of hydrated magnesium sulfate are a very old and very effective remedy. Magnesium is not absorbed easily through the stomach. Instead it should be absorbed through the skin, making it perfect for baths in the form of crystallized salt. This is very beneficial for our brain tissue and strengthens intestinal walls, the proteins in joints, improves blood circulation and the health of your heart.

It also works to detoxify the body from metals, medicines and other contaminants. It is a remedy for migraine and to regulate blood pressure as well as preventing clotting problems, muscle pain, improve nerve function, keep good calcium levels in the body and aid the absorption of nutrients.

How To Make Epsom Salt Crystals - Step 4

This article is merely informative, oneHOWTO does not have the authority to prescribe any medical treatments or create a diagnosis. We invite you to visit your doctor if you have any type of condition or pain.

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While soaking my swollen feet, swollen due to my heart failure situation, I do believe some of the Epsom salt was absorbed through my skin. Thought it was glass at first. Question, how do I get rid of the remaining salt?
OneHowTo Editor
Hi L R
Did you warm the water before soaking it in Epsom salt? Also, make sure that your rinse and dry your feet well after soaking them. We recommend avoiding placing open wounds into an Epsom salt bath. Some side effect of Epsom salts include: itchy skin or allergic reactions, these should go away with time.
Dustin Dyson
I'm trying to make crystals with Epsom salt , which is the best way to do it ? Do I book water or add hot tap and put it in the fridge and how long do I have to wait to see the crystals?
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