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    Does Epsom Salts have an expiration date? I have not bought ES is a few years... I do have regular salt with iodine in it on hand... plenty of it and have used it in a 'pinch'.

    I thought that my old container (I threw it away.) had an expiration date on it. Does anyone know if it does expire or 'go bad' for sure if I buy a couple of containers to have on hand or is it a 'marketing ploy'?

    I have used it for foot soaks, an occasional hot soak, sprains, tired muscles, etc. - not internally. I have used baking soda and regular table salt in a pinch too. I have used it for soaking a cut on a hand or foot plus following up with Vermont Bag Balm or another OTC wound dressing including peroxide, alcohol, etc.

    Thanks for any or all information.

    Catherine

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    no it doesnt expire. It may get rock hard if it isnt sealed up tight but it can be broke up easily enough, it is a mined mineral compound (magnesium sulfate) so it cant spoil.
    Here is a link to some VERY intersting information, ESPECIALLY for asthmatics, for after the SHTF!

    By the way that Bag Balm... is a sulfa based ointment, and Sulfa was the primary anti-infection agent prior to antibiotics,,, excellent stuff for multiple uses including Mersa infections

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    Link?

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    Quote Originally Posted by arpacker View Post
    Link?
    it was there! Damn Obama spies stole it!

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnesium_sulfate

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    I GOT SOME ALSO IN MY MED BOX,
    I remember my mom soaking my foot in it to remove a deep down splinter, it can push out forign objects from under your skin inf you soak it long enuff. pretty cool stuff

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    It's also good for when you have stomach bugs, food poisoning, and fevers too.

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    Thanks people.

    Catherine

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