Epsom salts are absorbed in the skin when dissolved in warm water. The magnesium in the salt helps release serotonin, which is a mood-boosting chemical in the brain that gives a calm and relaxing feel. This also increases energy and stamina by producing adenosine triphosphate in the cells. Taking bath with Epsom salt three times a week can make you look better and energize you. Magnesium ions also help to relax and thus, lower irritability. They give a relaxing feel that improves sleep, concentration and helps muscles and nerves to function properlyGunky pores all over your face? Epsom salts to the rescue! In a small bowl, combine 1 tsp Epsom salts, 1 tsp aloe vera gel and 3 drops of rosemary oil. Now scrub this onto your face and rinse off with warm water.