The variety of uses for Epsom salt may surprise you. Keeping a carton on hand may be one of the wisest household decisions you will make. It is inexpensive and most applications to not require much. Epsom salt is the pure mineral compound of mineral magnesium sulfate in crystal form. Both magnesium and sulfates are essential and have many health applications and you will find it isn’t just for soaking tired feet after a hard day at work!
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1. The Grass is Always Greener
Those who add a few tablespoons of Epsom salt to their lawn watering routine will find greener grass over time.
2. Facial Exfoliate
Adding just a little when you wash your face will give you a nice little spa treatment.
3. Splinter Removal
If you get a splinter in your finger just soak it in water and Epsom salt for an easy extraction.
4. Tile Cleaner
Mix equal parts of dish washing liquid and Epsom salt and use as a scrub on your dirty tile.
5. Hair Volumizer
Mix equal parts of hair conditioner and Epsom salt and apply to hair. Leave on for 20 minutes and rinse.
6. Bath Soak
Add a cup of Epsom salt to bath water for a relaxing bath. It will help kids get to sleep as well. You can combine this lavender oil for the ultimate experience in relaxation.
7. Body Aches
Add 2 cups of Epsom salt to a warm bath and soak for 20 minutes to relieve body aches.
8. House Plants
Add a few teaspoons of Epsom salt to the water you use to water your plants to encourage healthy plant growth.
9. Vegetable Garden
Add Epsom salt to your garden soil to boost growth.
10. Slug Deterrent
Sprinkle Espom salt in your garden area to keep the slugs away.
11. Watch the Roses Grow
Add a tablespoon of Epsom salt a week to the soil and watch your roses grow.
12. Sea Salt Spray
Make your own hair texture spray by mixing Espom salt and water and placing in a spray bottle.
Dissolve a teaspoon of Espom salt in water and drink. Please talk to a doctor BEFORE doing this.
14. Headache Relief
Soaking in a bath with 1 cup of Espom salt can help relieve your headaches.
15. Foot Soak
Tired feet are relived by soaking them in hot water and Epsom salt.
16. Minor Sunburn Relief
Dissolve two tablespoons of Epsom salt in 1 cups of water and spray on affected area.
17. Bug Bite Relief
Dissolve two tablespoons of Epsom salt in 1 cups of water and spray on area. This will also help itchy skin.
18. Fade Bruises
Mix cold water and Epsom salt together then soak up with a washcloth and apply to bruise.
19. Maintain and Improve Health
Soaking in a tub of hot water and 2 cups of Espom salt for 15 minutes, 3 times a week, can help with overall health. Your body will absorb magnesium and sulfate, two minerals we are normally low in. You can also use epsom salt as part of a detox bath routine!
20. Body Scrub
For a relaxing and healthy scrub, mix 1 cup of Epsom salt and 1/4 cup of olive oil. You may want to add essential oils for further benefits such as peppermint, citrus, or lavender.
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Dina Sierra says
It´s supposed to be good for reducing swelling.
Frank Jones says
I had heard that its use on stumps could help to get rid of the stump BUT as it seems to encourage garden growth I may be wrong. Any thoughts on this or is it an urban myth?
Side Bar says
I have a huge bag of Epson Salt at home just sitting around taking up space. I had no idea there were so many uses!! Thanks!
I take a couple of baths a week in it. Takes all the aches away!!
Great pin. Just found 2-bath portion packs of Epsom Salt with infused *eucalyptus* at Dollar Tree – it is just FAB-U-LOUS!