Miracle Medicine: Epsom Salt Uses
USA- San Francisco, CA | Jun 25 2013 | (23:06:16 - EST)
With many people planning to take at least some vacation time this summer, what better time for a little at-home pampering? Whether you want to give yourself a DIY pedicure, a facial or a soak in the tub, all you need is some Epsom salt, which you can pick up at your local pharmacy or supermarket for just a few dollars. Here are a few great Epsom Salt uses:
Glowing skin exfoliating treatment: Mix 2 cups of Epsom Salt with 1/4 cup of petroleum jelly and a few drops of lavender essential oil. Use the mixture to gently scrub away dry skin patches. This DIY recipe is much cheaper than anything you would buy at the store.
Microdermabrasion Facial: Mix 1/2 TSP of Epsom salt into cleansing cream for a deep-pore cleansing. Massage on skin, rinse with cool water and pat dry. Your skin will thank you.
Pedicure Perfection: Dissolve a half cup of Epsom Salt into two quarts of warm water. Pour the water into a container and soak your bare feet for 15 to 20 minutes. For an extra treat, add a few drops of eucalyptus oil for a refreshing scent. Massage the entire foot with Epsom Salt, concentrating on the heels and ankles to remove any dry, rough spots. Then rinse your feet with clean tap water and dry them thoroughly.
Bath time bliss: Add two cups of Epsom Salt to the water in a standard-sized bathtub and soak for at least 12 minutes. For an extra treat, add a few drops of eucalyptus oil for a refreshing scent.
These Epsom salt uses are great for looking your best. But let’s go deeper and investigate how you can use this magical stuff to help you feel better too.
Epsom Salt Uses for a Healthy Lifestyle
Soak away sprains and bruises. Similar to taking a salt soak, if you sprain your ankle, you can add a half cup of Epsom salt to a bucket of warm water to aid in the healing process.
Splinters removed with ease. Got a splinter? Let it soak in Epsom salt for a while, removal will be much less painful.
Keeping yourself regular. If you have mild constipation, you can mix a small amount of the salt into some water to get things moving again. You should always check with your health care provider to make sure this is the right method to go about trying.
Headache relief. Soak a rag in hot water and a teaspoon of Epsom salt to get a great headache compress. You can do the same for bug bites, rashes, poison ivy welts, and even for sunburn relief.
These Epsom salt uses should give you same great, cheap ideas of how you can use this versatile ingredient in different ways. It’s a must in your medicine cabinet. Here’s to looking your best this summer.
Learn all about it at: http://www.epsomsaltcouncil.org/
Source: The Epsom Salt Council
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