Epsom Salt and Its Many Uses

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  1. Add to olive oil to exfoliate skin and add to shampoo for rejuvenating the scalp. Let  the mixture absorb for a few minutes and then rinse.
  2. For blackheads, boil ½ cup of water, 3 drops of iodine, and 1 tsp. of Epsom salt.  Let the solution cool enough to touch and bottle; use with a cotton ball and apply to  blackheads. Reheat and cool if solution separates.
  3. Increase Magnesium levels in your body by soaking three times a week; Magnesium is difficult to get through diet, but it readily absorbs through the skin (consult practitioner if you have kidney issues). Mg is useful in treating migraine and tension headaches, fatigue, kidney stones, COPD, asthma, fibromyalgia, ADD/ADHD, complications during pregnancy and premenstrual syndrome, and cardiovascular disease. It also assists the body’s use of serotonin which aids in well-being and relaxation.
  4. A 20 minute soak once a week with a handful of Epsom Salt, 10 drops of lavender essential oil, and half a cup of baking soda will draw out toxins, lower stress hormones, and balance pH levels.
  5. Soak feet in warm water and Epsom Salt to soften and smooth.
  6. Add 2 tbsp. of Epsom salt to a gallon of water and spray for a lush, green lawn.
  7. For healthier roses, tomatoes, and peppers, mix 1 tsp. with 4 cups of warm water and spray plants every couple of weeks. This will strengthen plant cell walls, aid seed germination, photosynthesis, and formation of fruits.
  8. Sprinkle Epsom Salt on the garbage cans to keep raccoons away.
  9. Use Epsom Salt in liquid dish detergent to whiten floor tiles and dissolve dirt.

8 thoughts on “Epsom Salt and Its Many Uses

  1. thecollectioncup July 4, 2013 / 12:14 pm

    I usually just buy generic. If you can get more for less online, go for it!

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  2. Ryan June 30, 2013 / 3:09 am

    Where would you surgest buying epsom salts? Im looking a buying some to use in the bath. I have looked in the supermarkets but it looks like i can save money getting them online. My worry is that can i trust te online stores? Is there a brand of epsom salts that i can trust? Here is a link to the Epsom Salts site that im looking at… http://www.epsomsalts.co.uk

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  3. Iamrcc June 17, 2013 / 5:41 pm

    Thanks for the info and thanks for stopping by and the like of my post “We Will Be Lillies”.

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  4. elizabethjaneclarke June 13, 2013 / 8:34 pm

    Brilliant. Love my salts but didn’t realise just how many uses they had!

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  5. insearchofitall June 13, 2013 / 7:36 pm

    Thank you for following my blog because it led me here. You have an interesting, multifacited site. I’m looking forward to reading more.

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  6. reversecommuter June 13, 2013 / 6:30 pm

    When I was training for the marathon, epson salt was my bff – now I have the entire family addicted to its amazing powers!

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