Epsom salt contains magnesium sulfate, a pure mineral compound that offers lots of benefits like:
- Detoxifying the body;
- Relaxing and soothing the sore muscles;
- Relieving sprain pain;
- Managing tension and stress;
- Enhancing integrity of bones;
- Lowering the risks of diabetes and improving insulin management;
- Lessening bruise inflammation;
- Soothing pain in joints;
- Helping with sleep issues;
- Preventing the formation of blood clots;
- Preventing arteries hardening.
You can use this ingredient as a medicine, as well as beauty, cleaning, and crafts product, help to boost the growth of flowers and plants.
Health issues and how to treat them with Epsom salt:
- Cough and flu – soak in Epsom salt bath for 20 minutes and the symptoms will be soon alleviated.
- Bug bites and inflammation of the skin – take 1 tbsp. of Epsom salt and add it into ½ glass of warm water. Let it cool off and then apply it on the affected area.
- Face wash – take ½ tsp of Epsom salt and add it into your regular cleansing cream in order to clean your pores.
- Gardening – you can help the plants grow greener with higher yield and more blossoms. This is due to the major components of the salt are sulfur and magnesium. Researches have shown that it reduces the need for fertilizers and boosts their effects.
- Mild sunburns – soak in your bathtub with the soap added in it in order to soothe the pain and itching.
- Hair care – Epsom salt eliminates toxins from the hair and cleans the scalp. Just mix it with your hair conditioner in 1:1 ratio and apply it on your scalp, leaving it act for 20 minutes. Finally wash it off.
- Crafts – you can use the salt to create holiday jars, snowballs, fall décor, greeting cards, and many more.
- Feet health – take a bowl of warm water and add ½ cup of Epsom salt. Soak your feet in it in order to relieve pain, eliminate bad smell, and soften the rough skin. You can soften the skin of your feet and saturate it with magnesium by adding a cup of Epsom salt to olive oil and lemon castle soap, rubbing the mixture on your feet.
- Remove splinters – take a washcloth and soak it into a glass of cold water mixed with 2 tbsp. of Epsom salt. Apply it on the splinter. You may also create a paste by placing 1 tsp of Epsom salt into a cup of hot water. Let it cool off for 20 minutes and then apply it over the splinter.
- Constipation – it acts like a laxative. Just add 1 tsp of it to a glass of water. Magnesium sulfate will draw the water into the bowels, softening the stool and treating constipation.
- Acne – the salt will help in exfoliating and cleaning the pores, destroying bacteria because of its potent antimicrobial properties.
- Stress – add 2 cups of the salt in a standard-sized bath and then add a few drops of eucalyptus essential oil. Soak in it for 10-15 minutes for 3 times per week.
- Pain in the muscles – add 2 cups of this salt into a bathtub and soak for 12 minutes. The pain will be soothed effectively.