Amazing Uses for Epsom Salt

Practical Uses for Epsom Salt

Adding Epsom salt to conditioner helps you to rid your hair of excess oil, which can weigh hair down and leave it looking flat. Create your own homemade volumizer by combining equal parts Epsom salt and conditioner. Apply and leave in for 20 minutes before rinsing. Repeat the treatment weekly.

Hair volumizer

Adding Epsom salt to conditioner helps you to rid your hair of excess oil, which can weigh hair down and leave it looking flat. Create your own homemade volumizer by combining equal parts Epsom salt and conditioner. Apply and leave in for 20 minutes before rinsing. Repeat the treatment weekly.

Sunburn relief

Epsom salt’s anti-inflammatory properties make it a great tool for alleviating mild sunburn irritation. Take an empty spray bottle, mix two tablespoons of Epsom with one cup of water and spray on the affected area. Your days of dealing with messy aloe are over!

Dry lips

Always find yourself fumbling for lip balm? Try giving your lips a deeper treatment using Epsom salt. Combine a few tablespoons of salt with a teaspoon of petroleum jelly (such as Vaseline), apply the solution to the lips, and gently rub it in. The solution helps remove dead and/or dry skin and will leave your lips looking fuller and healthier.

Bug bite relief

To help relieve common insect bites, just mix two tablespoons of Epsom salt with one cup of water, dip a cotton washcloth in the solution, and apply to the affected area.

Sore muscle soother

Epsom salt can help to relieve sore muscles after workouts. Create a muscle-relaxing “paste” by dissolving a teaspoon of Epsom salt into a cup of hot water and cooling the solution in the refrigerator for 20 minutes. Make sure to clean the skin of the affected area and dry off before applying.

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Treat your feet to even more fun with a low-cost, at-home Epsom salt pedicure. Mix one half a cup of Epsom salt with warm soap water and soak. Remove nail polish, cut and file toenails and then soak again for five minutes. Epsom salt’s natural exfoliating properties will help soften rough and callused skin, leaving your feet feeling spa-fresh.

Bee sting remedy

Battle minor swelling from bee stings by using an anti-inflammatory Epsom salt compress. Mix two tablespoons of Epsom salt with a cup of cold water and soak a cotton washcloth in the solution. Apply to affected area. If you have severe swelling or trouble breathing following a bee sting, seek emergency medical attention.

Soak

Making Epsom salt body-soaks a regular part of your routine can help keep you feeling rejuvenated and your skin hydrated and healthy. Add two cups of Epsom salt to a bathtub of hot water and soak for at least 12 minutes. Treat yourself to a soak three times weekly for best results.

Facial

Epsom salt’s natural exfoliating properties help give facial pores a deep clean. For an Epsom salt facial, add one half a teaspoon of Epsom salt to any face cleansing cream. Apply to skin, rinse with cold water, and dry.

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Say goodbye to expensive bath crystals. You can make your own at home by combining two cups of Epsom salt with a few drops of food coloring and a few drops of fragrance, such as eucalyptus or vanilla.

Splinter remedy

After you’ve managed to remove a minor splinter, relieve the swelling and irritation with an Epsom salt compress. Combine two tablespoons of Epsom salt with a cup of cold water, soak a cotton washcloth in the solution, and apply to the affected area.

Post-shower spa treatment

Gentle exfoliation is a common treatment at many spas, and you can have the same experience for a fraction of the price at home. After a shower, gently massage wet skin with handfuls of Epsom salt. The salt’s coarse texture and rich nutrients help to cleanse and get rid of dead skin cells, leaving your skin silky smooth.

Deep exfoliation

For a more thorough exfoliation treatment, combine two cups of Epsom salt with a quarter cup of petroleum jelly. This solution works well for extra-dry, tough patches of skin. Add a few drops of fragrance, such as lavender, for a special at-home spa feel. Don’t use on broken or irritated skin.

Poison ivy relief

Poison ivy rashes are a fact of life for anyone who enjoys the outdoors. Next time you feeling like running wild in the wild, be sure to have an Epsom salt compress on hand just in case. Soak a cotton washcloth in a solution of Epsom salt and cold water (two tablespoons for every cup of water), and apply to the affected area to help relieve irritation and swelling.

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Athletes have long used ice baths after workouts to decrease inflammation. For an effective cold-water plunge, add Epsom salt. Its natural anti-inflammatory properties can help keep muscles healthy after you’ve been working hard at the gym.

Sleep aid

Because of its ability to soothe skin and relax muscles, Epsom salt can also contribute to a good night’s rest. Get some zzz’s by soaking in a warm Epsom salt bath before bed.

Swelling, odor and other foot problems

Epsom salt’s ability to reduce swelling and increase circulation makes it an ideal treatment for a number of foot-related issues. Experts say joint pain, swollen feet, foot and toe fungus, and foot odor can all be improved with a 15- to 20-minute warm Epsom salt foot soak.

Summer skin protection

When dead and dry skin from tans or sunburns builds up, it can be hard to apply sunscreen effectively. Some experts suggest that you exfoliate your skin after a day in the sun (and before the next one) with an Epsom salt shower solution. Combine four ounces of Epsom Salt and four ounces of coffee grounds. To that, add one teaspoon of eucalyptus oil and as much a sesame oil as you need to form a paste. Apply to your entire body before turning on the shower, and then rinse.

.Source: Dr. Oz