Exceptional Epsom Salt
When I was a child, we had a huge box of epsom salt under the bathroom sink. My mom said it was good for me and would pour some in the tub before my weekly (!) bath. Then I grew up, went off to college and didn’t think about Epsom Salt until now actually. Turns out my mom was right, it is good for you.
Magnesium, a naturally occurring mineral is important for many systems in the body, especially the muscles and nerves. Epsom Salt, also known as Magnesium Sulfate, is easily absorbed through the skin when dissolved in water and can help you boost your magnesium levels. Here, some other uses:
- Soothe sore muscles by adding 2 cups of Epsom Salt to a tub of warm water. Soak for about 20 minutes.
- Polish skin by adding a tbs. of Epsom Salt to your usual face or body cleanser.
- Relieve a headache. Evidence suggests that soaking in a soothing epsom salt bath helps.
- To soften, deodorize and refresh tired feet add 1/2 cup Epsom Salt to a basin of warm water.
- Get textured, beachy-hair with a homemade sea-salt spray. Mix 1 cup hot water, 2 tbsp. Epsom Salt and a small squirt of hair conditioner in a spray bottle. Spritz hair and let air-dry.
- Draw out a splinter by soaking the affected area in an Epsom Salt bath.
- Easily clean tile and grout with a mixture of equal parts Epsom Salt and liquid dish detergent.
- Relieve itchy skin and bug bites by dissolving a tablespoon of Epsom Salt in 1/2 cup of warm water. Allow to cool before applying to skin with a compress.
- Boost plant growth, by adding a tablespoon of Epsom Salts to the soil below them weekly.
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