If there is one element I love to work with, it’s gotta be salt. It’s all natural and it’s magic. The magnesium and sulfate in the Epsom salt are easily absorbed into the skin. In fact, I use Epsom salt just about every night in my bathwater. Here is a list of 5 additional uses for this magic little element:
- Reduce toxins and reduce swelling. Soaking a hang-nailed finger in a cup of warm water and Epsom salt will reduce the swelling and drastically reduce the risk of infection. Plus, it will stop the pain. This method also works well for splinters.
- Soak your tired feet and body. Draw up a nice Epsom salt bath. Soak in the warm, salty water for 20 minutes to feel the full effects on your muscles. Add essential oil to the water for added enjoyment. Soak your tired feet in a bath of 1/4 C. Epsom salt for 10-20 minutes to relieve soreness and get rid of any foot odor! That’s double the benefit!
- Conditioner. Mix equal parts Epsom salt and conditioner for a deep mask. Leave on for 20 minutes or more. Rinse and reveal soft, deeply conditioned hair.
- Exfoliate with Epsom salt in the shower. Grab a couple handfuls and get busy lightly scrubbing. Add some eucalyptus oil to the corners of the shower and let the steam vapors fill the bathroom.
- Add Epsom salt to your laundry. Add 1/4 C to a load of laundry to boost the cleaning power. You can even add a little essential oil to make the clothes smell nice. Maybe add a bit of relaxing lavender to your next load of sheets for a blissful night’s sleep.
Soaking in a salt-infused bath is the best way to relax after a long day gardening, exercising, or just working. Let the natural Epsom salt and baking soda melt away stress and worries!