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The Diversity of Epsom Salt

Posted by Tracii H.

Most people know that Epsom salt can be used as a laxative and bath soak, but does it have any other uses? YES! Here is a list of the many beneficial uses of Epsom salt:

----- Face Cleaner. Mix a half-teaspoon of Epsom Salt with your regular cleansing cream. Massage into skin and rinse with cold water.

----- Foot Soak. Soothe aches, remove odors, and soften rough skin with a foot soak. Add 1/2 cup of Epsom Salt to a large pan of warm water. Soak feet for as long as it feels right. Rinse and dry.

----- Skin Exfoliator

----- Remove Excess Oil from Hair: Epsom Salt soaks up excess oil from hair. Add 9 tablespoons of Epsom Salt to 1/2 cup of oily hair shampoo. Apply one tablespoon of the liquid to your hair when it is dry; rinse with cold water. Pour lemon juice or organic apple cider vinegar through the hair, leave on for 5-10 minutes, and then rinse.

----- Hairspray: Combine 1 gallon of water, 1 cup of lemon juice, and 1 cup Epsom Salt. Combine, cover, and let set for 24 hours. The next day, pour the mixture into your dry hair and let it sit for 20 minutes. Then shampoo as normal.

----- Hair Volumizer: Combine equal parts of deep conditioner and Epsom Salt. Warm in a pan. Work the warm mixture through your hair and leave on for 20 minutes. Rinse.

----- Soak Sprains and Bruises: Epsom Salt will reduce the swelling of sprains and bruises. Add 2 cups Epsom Salt to a warm bath, and soak.

----- Splinter Remover

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I just bought some at Target today. $1.94 for 4 pounds. Not bad -- you do the math. How does it remove a splinter? I am sure there are other uses of Epsom salt. Does anyone know of any others?

Hi Kenna: Just soak your splintered finger in the salts to loosen the splinter for 10-15 minutes and it should be much easier to remove.  Epsom salts are also great for assisting your liver in detoxification--your skin just absorbs the sulfate and voila! I talk more about these incredible salts at my blog:



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