Soaking in an Epsom salt bath is an old home remedy, prescribed to ease sore muscles and to fade bruises. A body’s magnesium level can be replenished as the mineral soaks into the skin. This may help relieve stress by raising the level of serotonin and lowering the affects of adrenaline. According to the Epsom Salt Council, research shows magnesium can enhance stamina and energy. Epsom salt rinses off skin easily, leaving the skin feeling soft.