Most people know that epsom salt can be used in the bathtub but there are many other uses for epsom salt.  We use epsom salt in our baths even for my kids as it helps relax them and is good at cleaning out their pores.  The natural magnesium in epsom salt promotes sleep and is great for your bones.  I always keep it around since I was pregnant with my second child and an acupuncturist I was going to recommended it. She told me that soaking just my feet every night in epsom salt and water will remove the toxins and prevent me from getting toxemia again during pregnancy like I did during my first pregnancy.  It worked, I didn’t even come close to getting it.  Here are a few more uses for epsom salt.

1. Use it when watering house plants- It helps the plants grow by putting a few tablespoons of epsom salt into the water when you water them. It’s a natural fertilizer.

2. Use it as a natural facial and body scrub.  Add it to some oil like avocado or olive oil and scrub your face and your body.  The coursness of the salt helps exfoliate your skin.

3. Soak your feet in it.  Just like a bath, soaking just your feet will help remove toxins from your body and sooth them.

4. Mix it into a paste to remove the stingers from a bee or wasp sting. it will draw out the stinger and make it easier for you to grab it with tweezers.

5. Reduces inflammation from sprains and over exertion.

6. Use it as a salt spray for your hair to give it a naturally wavy look.To get beachy waves, nothing beats a great salt spray. Just spray and scrunch.  Below is the recipe for the spray for your hair.

 

 Salt Spray for Your Hair

Ingredients:

  • Epsom salt
  • Olive, extra virgin coconut or jojoba oil
  • Water
  • Spritzer bottle

Preparation:

To make a bottle of salt spray, take a spritzer bottle and mix in the following ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon of Epsom salt
  • 1 teaspoon of olive, extra virgin coconut or jojoba oil
  • 3/4 cup of water

Mix and spray on damp hair. Scrunch with your hands as hair air dries, or use a blowdryer, scrunching hair in your palms as you dry from below.

 

There are many more uses for Epsom salt but these are just a few.  Share with us what other uses you have for Epsom salt.

 

If you are pregnant or have any health concerns, please check with your doctor before using Epsom salts. It may interact with some medicines.

 

 

 

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Salt spray for hair recipe sourcehttp://beauty.about.com/od/limphair/r/How-To-Make-Salt-Spray-For-Hair.htm