I know…why? well because I know once you start using it you will say: “That’s …why!”
First, what is Epsom Salt?
Magnesium sulfate, commonly known as Epsom salts, was originally discovered centuries ago in Epsom, England, and is not actually a salt. The mineral is a combination of magnesium and sulfur and has the appearance of coarse table salt (sodium chloride). It is inexpensive and is sold by the pound in most drug and grocery stores.
Epsom salts have long been used for health and beauty and as a gardening aid. It can also treat the discomfort of mosquito bites, insect stings and sunburn.
According to Paul Simon there are 50 ways to leave your lover, well here is 10 ways to use Epsom Salt and not worry about a lover.
1- In your bath, 2 cups of Epsom Salt in an average size tub to help with muscle soreness and inflammation
2- Foot soak, had a long day on your feet? soak them in a small tub with 1 cup of Epsom Salt.
3- Splinter; soak the affected area in an Epsom Salt bath, this will help your body release the affected area
4- Soaking a compress in Epsom Salt dissolved in water will help a bee sting or mosquito bite
5- Exfoliate dry skin with a mix 2 cups of Epsom Salt with ¼ cup of petroleum jelly and a few drops of lavender essential oil. Use the mixture to gently scrub away dry skin patches.
6- Spa treatment; exfoliate your skin after showering massage handfuls of Epsom Salt over wet skin and rinse.
7- More volume for your hair, combine equal part Epsom Salt and conditioner, massage in your hair and leave for 20 minutes, then rinse.
8- Facial, mix 1/2 teaspoon of Epsom Salt to your regular cleanser for a deep clean.
9- Gardening & house plants; mix 1 tablespoon of Epsom salt to 1 gallon of water, for house plants and 2 tablespoons for lawn. Please note that sage HATES Epsom Salt so unless you are trying to eliminate sage from your garden I wouldn’t use it.
10- Cleaning your house; for an effective scrub mix equal amount of Epsom Salt to your liquid soap.
Epsom Salt is inexpensive. It doesn’t come in a fancy container with artsy labelling. It is a simple product that everyone should have on hand. Cost per 4lb net weight box? more or less $3-$4!
There is even an Epsom Salt Council! Here is their web page: Epsom Salt Council
- Pregnant women and people with heart or kidney problems should consult a doctor before using Epsom salts.
Note: I still get nothing from this company or the council on Epsom Salt…although I soak in the salt as much as I can I don’t think they even know I exist…what a shame!
Peace and Salt