Did you know that Epsom salts are amazing for your body, home and garden? Epsom salt consists of magnesium and sulfate, a composition which can help improve health in numerous significant ways. A lack of magnesium, which helps regulate the activity of more than 300 enzymes in the body, can contribute to high blood pressure, hyperactivity, heart problems and other health issues, doctors warn. Sulfate on the other hand is essential for many biological processes, helping to flush toxins and helping to form proteins in joints, brain tissue, etc. Owning to its amazing properties, Epsom salts are used in home and garden in many different ways. Today we have summarized a list of 20 great uses for Eposm salt. In our opinion, every home should have a container of Epsom salt for immediate uses.
1. Soak tired achy feet in a warm water bath with epsom salts added. Add at least 1 cup for best results.
2. Add a teaspoon of epsom salt to the hole in soil just before you plant vegetable plants to boost growth of the plant.
3. Make a homemade salt scrub for your feet, with a cup of epsom salt, 1/3 cup of olive oil, and a few drops of the essential oil of your choice. Scrub on feet in a circular motion.
4. Add a pinch of epsom salt to your facial cleanser for a scrubby / exfoliant effect.
5. Epsom salt is also a great exfoliant for any dry skin – elbows, hands, and so on.
6. Body Aches or muscle pain? Soak in a warm bath with 2 cups of epsom salts added.
7. Epsom salts are a natural way to add magnesium to your body.
8. House plants will grow faster when you add a tablespoon of salts to the plant water.
9. If you have slugs on the walkway, banish them by sprinkling epsom salt around.
10. A sprinkle ON a slug will kill it fast!
11. Dissolve a spoonful of epsom salt in water and drink for relief from constipation.
12. Soaking in a tub with added epsom salt can even relieve a headache or keep a migraine at bay.
12. Dissolve a teaspoon of epsom salt in water and let it cool, then wet a washcloth with it. This makes it a cold compress that helps with itchy skin.
13. For relief from minor sunburn, use a spray bottle to spritz the teaspoon salt / cool water combination on your skin.
14. For minor cuts and abrasions, soak in an epsom salt bath. It will help to draw toxins out and assist in the healing process. (good for kids with scapes from falling of of a bicycle)
15. Magnesium sulfate (aka Epsom salts) are known to work as a sedative too, so a salted bath may help relax you for a better nights’ sleep.
16. Even the tub tile can use epsom salt! Clean the tub grout with a paste made from epsom salt, baking soda, and warm water. (Natural no chemical clean!)
17. A solution of epsom salt, vinegar and dish soap makes a great natural weed killer. Treat sidewalk cracks during the day for best results. (again no chemicals needed)
18. You can use it to make snow on cards and other craft projects – just sprinkle over glue.
19. A warm compress of epsom salt and water will help to keep a bruise from being as painful and even makes the appearance of it fade.
20. Try this trick the next time you have a splinter: soak the affected area in a mix of warm water and epsom salt for a few minutes, and the splinter will be pulled right to the surface for easy removal!
21. Epsom salt offers an advanced detoxification by eliminating toxins and heavy metals from the body.
22. Mix 2 table spoons of Epsom salt in one cup of water and spray on affected area to treat sunburn on your hands and legs.
23. Dissolve 1/4 cup of Epsom salts in a cup of water, and apply it on bug bites to soothe the pain and itching.
24. Soak your feet in warm Epsom salt water to get rid of odor.
25. Taking a hot bath with Epsom salts is great remedies for colds and flu.