I highly believe in taking time for yourself, pampering and using natural products whenever available and easily accessible. Epsom salt is so under-rated. I love this magical stuff! I always have bags/cartons of it on hand at my house and use it for anything and everything. Baths are my favorite use for Epsom salt!
Eases Stress and Relaxes the Body – Stress drains the body of magnesium and increases levels of adrenaline. When dissolved in warm water, Epsom salt is absorbed through the skin and replenishes your level of magnesium. The magnesium helps to produce serotonin that creates a feeling of calm and relaxation. Research shows that magnesium also increases energy and stamina. Some experts believe that Epsom salt baths at least three times a week help you to look and feel better. Magnesium ions also relax and reduce irritability by lowering adrenaline. It can also lower blood pressure, improve sleep and concentration, and help muscles and nerves to function properly.
Exfoliates dead skin – In the shower or bath, mix a handful of Epsom salt with a tablespoon of bath oil or olive oil and rub all over your wet skin to exfoliate and soften. Rinse thoroughly.
Exfoliating face cleanser – To clean your face and exfoliate skin at the same time, mix a half-teaspoon of Epsom salt with your regular cleansing cream. Gently massage into skin and rinse with cold water.
Remove splinters – Soak affected skin area in an Epsom salt bath to draw out the splinter.
Unclog blackheads – Add a teaspoon of Epsom salt and 3 drops iodine into a half cup of boiling water. Apply this mixture to the blackheads with a cotton ball.
Remove foot odor – Mix a half cup of Epsom salt in warm water and soak your feet for 10 minutes to remove bad odor, soothe achy feet, and soften rough skin.
Remove hairspray – Combine 1 gallon of water, 1 cup of lemon juice, and 1 cup Epsom salt. Cover the mixture and let set for 24 hours. The next day, pour the mixture into your dry hair and leave on for 20 minutes before shampooing as normal.
Hair volumizer – Combine equal parts 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.
Athlete’s Foot – Soak feet in an Epsom salt bath to help relieve the symptoms of Athlete’s Foot.
Treat toenail fungus – Soak your affected toes in hot water mixed with a handful of Epsom salt three times a day.
Soothe sprains and bruises – Add 2 cups Epsom salt to a warm bath and soak to reduce the pain and swelling of sprains and bruises.
Now, go pick up a some of these magic crystals at your local drug store and keep it on hand. You never know when you might need some Epsom salt to solve your health or beauty issues!