Usage For Epsom Salt

Usage For Epsom Salt
Epsom Salt actually has dozens of healthful benefits. Using Epsom Salt is a natural way to relax the nervous system, treat skin problems, and draw toxins from the body. The name Epsom Salt was originally given to Magnesium Sulfate Heptahydrate, named for the mineral waters found in Epsom England. People traveled long distances in the hope that they would be cured of their health conditions by applying the mineral waters. Today there are very few people who are not familiar with Epsom Salt and the healing benefits.

This long-time remedy has been useful for almost everything from aching limbs, back pain, healing cuts, muscle strain, colds and congestion, soreness from childbirth, and flushing toxins and heavy metals from the body. The magnesium sulfate of Epsom Salt acts as a muscle relaxant, and by easing muscle pain it helps the body to eliminate harmful substances.

Stress and Epson Salt, stress can drain magnesium, a natural stress reliever from the body. Magnesium is necessary for the body to bind adequate amounts of serotonin, a mood-elevating chemical within the brain that creates a feeling of calm and relaxation.

Soak aching, tired feet in a pan of water with half a cup of Epsom Salt, this will not only make your feet feel better, but they'll smell better too. Epsom Salt neutralize odor and soften skin. Also, soaking a splinter in Epsom Salt can release the splinter and help the area to heal.

Rubbing Epsom Salt directly on the body exfoliates skin and leaves it smooth and silky. You can add essential oils or mix with baby oil. Keep a mixture by the sink if you wash your hands a lot. The combination can help treat dry skin problems.

So, the next time you're shopping for a healthy beauty products, pass by the expensive fancy stuff buy a box of Epsom Salt. Throw a couple hand-full into a bath, take a few moments for your self after a hectic day, even if it is only for 20 minutes. Try Epsom Salt as a salt scrub to exfoliate, cleanse and soften rough spots.

Spa Treatment Scrub Recipe
After showering, massage handfuls of Epsom Salt over wet skin to exfoliate the body. According to the Epsom Salt Counsel, It is the same treatment many upscale spas use, without the upscale price! Massage a handful of Epsom Salt, mixed with 1 tablespoon of bath oil or olive oil, over wet skin to cleanse, exfoliate and soften the rough spots. Rinse well.

Facial: Mix ½ Tsp of Epsom Salt into cleansing cream for a deep-pore cleansing. Massage on skin. Rinse with cool water. Pat dry.

Skin mask: for normal to oily skin, mix I tablespoon of cognac, 1 egg, ¼ cup of nonfat dry milk, the juice of 1 lemon, and ½ tsp of Epsom salt. Apply to moistened skin. Leave on for about 20 minutes and rinse with tepid water. For normal to dry skin, mix ¼ cup of grated carrot, 1 and ½ tsps of mayonnaise and ½ tsp of Epsom Salt. Leave on for 20 minutes and rinse with tepid water

Oily Hair: add 9 tablespoons of Epsom Salt to ½ cup of oily hair shampoo. Apply one tablespoon of the liquid to your hair while it is dry, and then rinse with cold water. Pour lemon juice or organic apple cider vinegar through the hair; leave on for 5-10 minutes, and then rinse. To add volume to limp hair: Combine equal parts of deep conditioner and Epsom Salt in a pan and warm to a comfortable temperature. Work the warm mixture through your hair and leave on for 20 minutes and rinse.

Bath Salt Basic Recipe
1 c. Epsom Salt
10-20 drops of essential oil
1 c. sea salt
10 drops food coloring (opt)

Place salts in a large bowl mix well. Take out ½ c. and put in a small bowl. Add essential oil and food coloring to the salts in the small bowl mix well. Add the blended mixture to the large bowl a little at a time until you are pleased with the color and strength. Pour your salts in a glass jar with a tight fitting lid. Makes six to eight uses.
To use: draw a warm bath and add ¼ c. of salts to the running water.

Relaxing Bath Tea
Combine equal parts of the following:
Rose petals
Orange blossoms
Lavender flowers
Chamomile flowers

Mix well. Use 1c. In a bath bag or a square of cheesecloth-tie to make a bag. Place under running water.

Caution: You should consult your doctor prior to taking an Epsom Salt Bath. If you have high blood pressure, heart problems, of if you are diabetic.

This information is for informational purpose only and is not intended to replace the care or advice of a physician.



You Should Also Read:
Epson Salt Council
Creating a Private Spa in the Comfort of Your Own Home
23 Alkaline Spa Recipes

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