Epsom salt is not actually a salt, but is a natural compound of magnesium and sulfate. Stress can often lead to a reduced level of magnesium in the blood, resulting in the production of adrenaline. The magnesium in Epsom salt is absorbed through the skin, binds with serotonin in the brain and helps you relax.
Epsom salt baths have a number of other health benefits besides reducing stress. This includes improving relaxation & sleep, relieving pain and muscle cramps, softening and exfoliating the skin, detoxifying the body and increasing magnesium levels. All this from a bath? There are many Epsom salt brands and they can be found at most drug stores, Target, and Fred Meyer. Add two cups of Epsom salt and soak for at least 20 minutes. Do this a few times a week. Your body will thank you later. If you are pregnant or have any medical concerns, you may need to talk to your doctor before using Epsom salts.