As a mom, the one product I can always trust and rely on are Epsom Salts. Epsom Salt has been used for centuries to cure common ailments. As a child, I remember my mom using Epsom Salt to remove splinters, and sooth sprains and bruises. Epsom salts have amazing health benefits and may even help prevent heart disease, cancer, blood pressure, kidney stones, improve energy and improve your overall quality of sleep. In addition to its amazing health benefits, Epsom salt can also be used for Christmas craft projects such as decorating candles and frosting windows. Here are my favorite uses for Epsom Salt:
Epsom Salt For Beauty
Epsom Salt works wonderfully at exfoliating the skin. It helps to improve skins texture and will leave your skin feeling silky soft and smooth.
Exfoliate Dead Skin - In the shower or bath, mix a handful of Epsom Salt with a tablespoon of your favorite oil. Examples include olive oil or baby oil but my favorite is coconut oil. Gently rub all over your wet skin to exfoliate and soften. Rinse thoroughly.
Alternatively, if you do not have oil on hand, you can use petroleum jelly instead. You will mix 2 cups of Epsom Salt with 1/4 cup of petroleum jelly and a few drops of lavender essential oil. Use the mixture to gently scrub away dry skin patches.
Hair Volumizer - Combine equal parts of deep conditioner and Epsom Salt and warm in a pan. Work the warm mixture through your hair and leave on for 20 minutes. Rinse thoroughly.
Remove Excess Oil From Hair - Epsom Salt soaks up excess oil from hair. Mix 9 tablespoons of Epsom salt with 1/2 cup of shampoo. Apply one tablespoon of the liquid to your hair when it is dry; rinse with cold water. Pour lemon juice or organic apple cider vinegar through the hair, leave on for 5-10 minutes, and then rinse.
Spa Treatment - After showering, massage handfuls of Epsom Salt over wet skin to exfoliate the body. It's the same treatment many upscale spas use, without the upscale price!
Facial - Mix 1/2 TSP of Epsom Salt into your favorite cleansing cream for a deep-pore cleansing. If you are unsure of what type of cleanser to use, Cetaphil is very gentle and works great on all skin types, especially sensitive skin. Massage on skin. Rinse with cool water. Pat dry.
Epsom Salt For Health
Magnesium (the key component of Epsom Salt) performs more functions in more systems of the human body than virtually any other mineral, including regulating the activity of more than 325 enzymes! Magnesium Sulfate helps to reduce inflammation and relieve pain. It forms essential joint proteins to keep your joints healthy. It also flushes toxins and improves the absorption of nutrients.
Athlete’s Foot - Soak feet in an Epsom salt bath to help relieve the symptoms of Athlete’s Foot.
Fibromyalgia - Add 2 - 4 cups of Epsom Salt in a warm bath to soothe aching muscles.
Stop Itching Caused By Bug Bites & Poison Ivy – Make a compress by soaking a washcloth in cold water that has been mixed with 2tbsp/cup Epsom Salt.
Epsom Salts can also be used to make beautiful holiday candles. I haven’t tried this yet, but I will definitely be making my own holiday candles this year. These look expensive, but they are affordable on nearly every budget. Learn how to make Frosty Salted Pillar Candles.
The benefits of Epsom Salt seem to be never-ending. I’ve only mentioned a few of my favorite ways to enjoy Epsom Salt but there are so many more ways they can be used. To learn more, please visit The Epsom Salt Council.
Epsom Salt may be purchased at most mass retailers, pharmacies and drugstores. Look for it in a store near you!
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