My late aunt was always soaking her feet in Epsom salts. I never really thought about it thinking it was one of those old school ideas. Yet, people of all ages use Epsom salts to help ease aches and pains particularly after a long workout session or an illness.  Epsom salts are actually a mineral compound of magnesium and sulphate.  It looks like table salt, but they have different properties.  For many people lacking in the minerals they contain, it gives them the healing properties they need for their body.  If you have sensitive skin and decide to give the salts a try, be careful.  It can be rough on your skin.  Always moisturize after use.  Believe it or not, it also helps with eczema which is much better than the lotions and creams.  If you take a hot bath with them, it will relive a headache and improve circulation by reducing inflammation.  It does help many people. It’s also supposed to help remove toxins if you bathe regularly with it.  It may also assist with insomnia or restless sleep.   There are also practical uses such as removing product build-up in your hair from hairspray.  If you mix the Epsom salts with water and massage into your scalp, it will help to remove the debris.  If you leave it in for twenty to forty minutes it will help remove shampoo build-up as well. Nasty bug bites that itch can be annoying.  However, if you mix the salts with water and pour into a spray bottle and hit the spots on your skin, you will find relief.  In the Good Gus series, although not mentioned in the books, the Epsom salts were readily available as they had been discovered in England in the late 17th century.  The series is available exclusively on Kindle worldwide.  As you read this article and are thinking about a hot bath with the Epsom salts, don’t dive in without your e-book copy of “Misplaced Trust.”  It is available on 24 Symbols, Apple, Nook, Kindle, Kobo, Page Foundry, Scribd, Playster and Tolino.