Epsom Salt Sports Paste

Epsom Salt Sports Paste

Everyone knows Epsom salts can relieve tired and aching muscles but we can't always jump into a hot soaking bath. Try this recipe for a quick paste you can apply before you even leave the change rooms.

This recipe works wonders if you can't find that bath or don't want to to get wet.

What you need

2 tbs of Epsom salt or Magnesium flakes
Enough water to create a thick gluggy paste.


Mix together water and 2 tbs of Epsom salts to create a thick paste.

Apply to the muscle and allow to sit for 15-20 mins.

This thick paste won’t drip off but you can wrap it with a bandage if you need to move around.

Works wonders when you can’t find a bath!

Epsom salts and Magnesium salts are not quite the same things. Epsom salts are Magnesium Sulphate and Magnesium flakes/salts are Magnesium Chloride. So what does that mean for you?

Epsom salt is harder to absorb into the body than a straight magnesium flake. But either is going to do wonders for your body and once you use either of them, you never go back! Either of them are great for the body and mind. They help relax muscles and relieve pain in the body and can promote sleep while also helping to stabilize your mood and relieve stress, anxiety, and depression. Something we all need help with!

Looking for more magnesium and Epsom salt recipes? Check out these DIY recipes:

Epsom salt lotion

Epsom salt lip balm

Epsom salt facial 


  1. I tried it but the epsom salt i have is crytals. It wont make a paste

  2. Josephine Hornby says

    Just cannot make this thick gluggy paste! Don’t know wether more or less water than the salts. It won’t happen!

    • Here as well! The consistency was like a slushie… or like rubbing a salt scrub onto the skin. Definitely couldn’t get it to a paste consistency. When I added more water it just dissolved to liquid. Maybe my salt grains are just too big and “crystally”.

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