The Many Uses and Benefits of Epsom Salt

The Many Uses and Benefits of Epsom Salt

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Epsom salt can be used in many different ways and has benefits for your health and your garden. I’ve shared with you how it can be used to create an amazing DIY Epsom Salt Face Scrub but did you know it can also be used in your hair? Yes your hair! Here are some tips on using Epsom salt in the bathroom, for your home, your health and your garden!

Epsom Salt for Beauty

Epsom salt is a great way to exfoliate not just for you face but your entire body. Once a week take one teaspoon of Epsom salt and one teaspoon of olive oil and exfoliate your skin in the shower or bath. You’ll glow afterwards and smell divine!Epsom Salt Uses

Give your hair extra volume and a natural glow by adding  one teaspoon of Epsom salt and one teaspoon of your favorite condition together and rubbing it into your hair. Let it set for 15 minutes and rinse. You’ll love how your scalp feels and your hair will thank you later!

Epsom Salt for Cleaning

Epsom salt is a great cleaning aid for those dirty, grungy bathrooms. If you mix equal parts of dish soap and Epsom salt onto your dirty bathroom tiles or shower tiles and scrub you’ll be surprised at how sparkly they become! We have tiles in our laundry room/mud room and this solution has worked wonders!

Epsom Salt for Your Health

Epsom salts are a form of magnesium sulfate, and many of the benefits of magnesium can be obtained from them, such as helping to relax tired or sore muscles and encouraging sleep. Adding two cups of Epsom salts to your bath will do the trick. Some sources suggest that such a bath can help remove toxins from the body as well.  I just feel very relaxed after an Epsom Salt bath and my tired and sore muscles feel much better too! This is great for after a workout.

Use Epsom Salt to help draw out that nasty splinter and you’ll never have to use tweezers again! Soak your hand or foot in a bucket of warm water with a ½ cup of Epsom salt. The swollen part of the foot or finger that has the splinter will begin to shrink and the splinter can easily be removed without any digging! No more yelling children in my house when there’s a splinter!

A few drops of essential oil can be added to each cup of Epsom salt to make a pleasant scent – shake vigorously and use as above. For sleep, use scents such as lavender. Peppermint and citrus are good pick-me-up scents.

Epsom Salt for a Beautiful Garden

Slugs and snails take this! Just sprinkle Epsom salt around the base of the plants that those nasty slugs and snails are invading. The nasty critters cannot get over the salt barrier and the Epsom salt will act as a fertilizer-bonus! Yup, just sprinkle some around your plants and work it gently into the soil and then water! We even use it on our lawn for a fertilizer!

How do you use Epsom Salt? 

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