HEALTH / EPSOM SALT – USES
21 USES FOR EPSOM SALT.
We use Epsom Salt a lot at our house (wellnessmama). It is a good source of magnesium and has dozens of household uses. Here are our favorites:
As a relaxing Magnesium Soak – Add at least 1 cup of Epsom salt to a warm bath and soak for 20 minutes.
>Splinter Removal- Soak in concentrated Epsom salt water to pull out a splinter.
>Magnesium Foot Scrub- Make a homemade magnesium scrub (recipe here) for a boost of magnesium and super soft skin.
1 cup of Epsom salt
¼ cup olive oil or almond oil
1 teaspoon liquid castille soap (optional, makes texture slightly smoother)
10-15 drops of essential oils
Better Vegetables – Add a tablespoon of Epsom Salt to the soil below a tomato plant to boost growth.
– Facial Wash- Add a pinch of Epsom salt to your usual face cleaner (or to your oil cleansing routine) for a skin exfoliating magnesium boost.
– Tile/Grout Cleaner- Mix equal parts of liquid dish soap and Epsom salts and use to scrub tile and grout. Rinse well for a streak free shine.
– Body Aches- Add 2 cups of Epsom salt to a warm bath and soak for at least 20 minutes to help relieve muscle sprains and for a trans-dermal magnesium boost.
Homemade Sea Salt Spray- Make your own sea salt spray to add texture and volume to hair- recipe here.
Water House Plants- Help house plants grow by adding a couple tablespoons of Epsom salt to the water when you water them.
Volumizing Hair Mask- Combine equal parts of conditioner and Epsom salt and leave on hair for 20 minutes. Rinse well and let air dry for thicker hair.
Foot Soak- For a concentrated magnesium boost, add 1 cup of Epsom salt to a hot foot soak and soak for 20 minutes.
Get rid of slugs- Have slugs in your garden or on your patio? Sprinkle Epsom salt to deter them.
Making Magnesium Lotion- Using magnesium flakes is a better option, but in a pinch, you can use Epsom salt to make homemade magnesium oil (recipe here).
Laxative- For occasional constipation, a teaspoon of Epsom salt dissolved in water can help. Check with a doctor first.
Beautiful Roses- Add a tablespoon a week to the soil around rose bushes before watering for faster growth.
Soil Prep- Before planting, we add a few bags of Epsom salt to the soil in the garden and water in to help replenish soil magnesium levels.
Headache relief- There is evidence that soaking in a soothing Epsom salt bath may help relieve headache.
Smooth skin- Mix 1/2 cup Epsom salt with 1/4 cup olive oil and scrub skin in the shower for healthy and smooth skin.
Itchy Skin or Bug Bites- Dissolve a tablespoon of Epsom salt in to 1/2 cup of water and cool. Spritz on itchy skin or apply a wet compress to help relieve itching.
Minor Sunburn Relief- Use the same ratio in the itchy skin relief above and spritz on to minor sunburns to help soothe them.
Help Kids Sleep Better- Add a cup to kids’ bath water before bed to help them sleep peacefully.
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