What Does Epsom Salts Taste Like?

Handful of salt, whiteWhat is epsom salts?

Epsom salts are named for the town of Epsom in Surrey, England. They contain magnesium, oxygen and sulfur. It is often used medically and is also a common ingredient in bath salts and used in gardening among a variety of other uses.

How they taste

The taste is reminiscent of salt in some ways; however it is also extremely bitter. Mixing it with water or food makes it slightly more palatable but some people have described the taste as “Similar to battery fluid.”


Since epsom salt is a laxative, it’s important to only take it orally on a medical professional’s advice.

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