the salts

Epsom salt (magnesium sulfate) are made up of a naturally occurring mineral that is found in water. It derives its popular name from the town of Epsom, in Surrey, England; where the compound was first distilled from water. The chemical formula for Epsom salts is a rather simplistic one: MgS04-7H2O.

Who knew that such an uninspiring ingredient could inspire such devotion? Epsom salts have amazing health benefits. Soaking in a tub full of hot water with a few cups of Epsom salts is good for relaxing muscles and drawing toxins from the body, but is also a sedative for the nervous system. When it is absorbed through the skin, such as in a bath, it also reduces swelling, relaxes muscles, is a natural emollient, exfoliator, and and restores a sense of well being.

Likewise natural sea salts seem to have the same therapeutic qualities for those who wade, paddle, swim, or surf in the sea. Even just the positive ions whipped up by the wind or the surf can have a refreshing effect on the beach walker or sunbather. I hope that this website would refresh you with it’s images and also motivate you to indulge in some way in the sea salts of our beautiful beaches, with all their varied moods.

If you wish for a permanent dose of ‘the salts’ -particularly if you are feeling landlocked- purchase a print from me, which you can frame for your wall and enjoy forever!

If you would like to purchase original full-sized images (without the watermark) contact me by email with the caption descriptions and date of the photo(s).
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– Donzsalts


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