Epsom Salt in a Stick

I want to make a pain stick that has epsom salt in it.  How can I dissolve the salt so that it is not grainy in the stick?  I will use polowax as an emulsifier but can someone guide me in how to do this properly?  I tried dissolving it first in P.G. but it didn't work.


  • Epsom salts are insoluble in oils and waxes. You won't be able to do it.

    Only possible way would be to dissolve the epsom salts into water first - and then emulsify into the waxes. But you are looking at around 20-25% epsom salts in the water phase.
  • Thank you so much for your response.  I actually ended up making a very hard balm and set it into a deodorant tube, yes, using emulsifier and it worked out great.  A little dry, but I can make some adjustments next time. Thanks again for responding.  I really appreciate it.
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