Top 18 uses for epsom salt

Top 18 uses for epsom salt

  • We have seen the many health benefits of celtic sea salt and Himalayan pink salt.
  • Epsom salt is another salt worth mentioning. It is a very versatile in its uses and health benefits.
  • Epsom salt is a mineral often found in the earth’s crust. It is known for its healing and therapeutic benefits.
  • It is most commonly used as a bath salt, but is also taken internally for various ailments.
  • One of the main reasons for Epsom salt to be so effective is because of its high levels of magnesium.
  • Let’s look at some of its top uses:
  • 1. Better skin: Mixing 1/2 cup of epsom salt with 1/4 cup olive oil makes a good skin scrub and promotes smooth skin. We recommend a raw and organic olive oil to get the full benefits.
  • 2. Boost indoor plants: Just add a few tablespoons to the water when watering house plants. It will help them grow.
  • 3. Boost vegetable growth: Add a tablespoon of epsom salt into the soil vegetable plants will help boost growth.
  • 4. Bug bites or itching: Dissolve one tablespoon of epsom salt into warm water and let it cool. Spray it onto affected area for relief.
  • 5. Cleans tiles & grouts: You can clean your tiles and grouts by mixing epsom salt and liquid dish soap equal parts. Use it to scrub tiles and grouts, and remember to rinse well.
  • 6. Foot soak: Add one cup of epsom salt to warm water for a magnesium foot soak. It will help relax your tired feet and reduce swelling too.
  • 7. Foot scrub: A homemade magnesium scrub can help promote soft skin.
  • 8. Hair mask: To make a hair mask that will add volume to your hair, mix equal parts of organic conditioner and epsom salt.
  • 9. Relaxing bath: Add about a cup of epsom salt to a warm bath, and soak for 20 minutes. It will help relax you.
  • 10. Removes splinters: Soak the splinter in a mixture of epsom salt and water, wait a few minutes and the splinter will pop out.
  • 11. Face wash: Adding a pinch to your normal face cleaner can help exfoliate the skin.
  • 12. Natural laxative: A teaspoon of epsom salt mixed into water can help relieve constipation.
  • Please consult your doctor before changing your diet.
  • 13. Nutritious soil: Mixing a few bags of epsom salt into your garden soil before planting can help add magnesium to the soil and promote growth.
  • 14. Relieves body pains: Adding two cups of epsom salt to a warm bath and soaking for 20 minutes can help relieve minor body pains and sprains.
  • 15. Relieves headaches: Soaking in a warm bath with epsom salt may help clear headaches.
  • 16. Relieves sunburns: Dissolve one tablespoon of epsom salt into warm water and let it cool. Spray it onto affected area for relief.
  • 17. Rose growth: A tablespoon a week around the soil for you rose bushes can help boost growth.
  • 18. Slug repellent: Sprinkle epsom salt if you have slugs in your garden and patio to keep them away.
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  • For the health benefits of celtic sea salt.
  • For the health benefits of Himalayan pink salt.
  • SOURCE:
  • 1. “21 Uses for Epsom Salt.” WellnessMama.com. Wellness Mama, n.d. Web. 15 July 2013.

 

 

 

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4 Comments

  1. Pingback: Epsom salt and peppermint hand scrub - Step Into My Green World

  2. Alice Compton says:

    I tried it for the slugs! Worked wonderfully and didn’t harm my plants, soo!!! much better than salt.

  3. I have heard it good to spread under you fruit trees to stop Currie leaf.

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