Try some of the health and beauty hacks using Epsom salt

Try some of the health and beauty hacks using Epsom salt

Epsom salt got the name from a bitter and salty spring in Surrey and it arising from porous chalk and clay. It is composed of forms of magnesium sulfate (magnesium, sulfur and oxygen), where up to 7 molecules are attached.

It has been use for a many years as anti-inflammatory remedy used for dry skin, sore muscles or some small wound, and it`s an excellent natural exfoliator.

It`s safe to put it in your warm bath because the magnesium will be absorbed through the skin to your body. But even though it is generally safe to use it, if you are pregnant or have some serious medical condition, consult your physician before using the salt.

Some of the incredible health and beauty hacks of Epsom salt are:

  1. Bug bites:

The anti-inflammatory properties of the Epsom salt can be used in relieving irritation from bug bites

You will need:

  • 2 tbsp. of Epsom salt
  • A cup of water
  • Washcloth

Instructions:

  • Dissolve the Epsom salt in a medium bowl filled with water
  • Dip the cloth in it
  • Apply on affected area.
  1. Problems with feet

Swollen feet, fungus, joint pain, foot odor, these can all be treated and relieved with Epsom salt.

Use:

  • Container of warm-hot water big enough for the feet
  • One cup of Epsom salt

Instructions:

  • Dissolve the salt in the warm-hot water container
  • Soak the feet in the water for 15-20 min
  • Repeat once a day until problem is gone.
  1. Exposure to poison ivy

Epsom salt can help relieve irritation or swelling of the skin caused by poison ivy exposure.

Use:

  • 2 tbsp. of Epsom salt
  • One cup of cold water
  • Washcloth

Preparation and use:

  • Dissolve the salt in a medium bowl of cold water
  • Soak the cotton washcloth in it
  • Apply on affected area, when needed
  1. Sleeping help

The Epsom salt will help you sleep better because it relaxes the muscles and sooth the skin.

Instructions: put a handful of the salt in your hot bath before going to sleep, enjoy the atmosphere and relax.

  1. Ice baths

Ice baths are used by athletes because they help reduce inflammation. Epsom salt has anti-inflammatory features as well so you can add it to the ice bath to increase the effects.

What to do: Add 3-4 cups of the salt in the ice bath, get in and enjoy the healing!

  1. Facial

Improves any face cleanser with its exfoliating properties.

You will need:

  • Half a teaspoon of Epsom salt
  • Any face cleaning cream you are using, preferably organic

Instructions:

  • In a small bowl, mix the face cream with the salt
  • Rub your skin gently with the mixture
  • Rinse your face with cold water
  • Dry and fell how smooth and clean your face is.
  1. Deep exfoliation

Use the Epsom salt for deep exfoliation of very dry or rough patches, but avoid areas with irritated or broken skin.

You`ll need:

  • 2 cups of Epsom salt
  • ¼ cup of cacao and coconut butter (preferably raw and organic)
  • 3 drops of essential lavender oil

Preparation and use: