Epsom Salt Benefits And Uses

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Epsom salt is a special purified salt that is harvested from natural minerals in the earth, also known as magnesium sulphate. This purified mineral when mixed with warm water is able to soothe muscles, relieve pain, symptoms of athlete's foot, muscle cramps, renowned for detoxifying and can make it easier to remove splinters. It's also believed to help relieve dry skin.

Where do Epsom salts come from?

Made of pure magnesium sulphate, Epsom salts get their name from the town of Epsom in Surrey, where it was originally discovered. Now produced in Northern Europe.

How do Epsom salts work?

Epsom salts can be dissolved in water, which in turn releases the magnesium and sulphate ions. These particles are then believed to be absorbed by the skin and have a healing effect on certain body ailments.

Why do we need magnesium in our body?

Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in our body. It is involved in more than 325 biochemical reactions that benefit your heart and nervous system.

What are Epsom salts used for?

There are many uses of Epsom salts and we hope to cover as many as possible in this blog, so you can make the most of them.

Relaxing Foot Soak

Epsom salt is believed to be good for tired feet. Just add 2 handfuls to a bowl of lukewarm water. Let your feet soak for 10 minutes and then rinse.

Relaxing Epsom Salt Bath

An Epsom salt detox bath is great for aches, pains, cramp and tired muscles. Just add 2 cups of Epsom salts to a standard size bath tub of warm water. If you want to help it dissolve quicker pour into the running water. You can also add some essential oils to make it even more relaxing, like lavender. Make sure to soak in the bath for at least 15 minutes. We recommend using a balm or oil after being in the bath, these salts can dry out the skin if not moisturised afterwards    

Sleep and Stress

Magnesium helps your brain produce neurotransmitters that induce sleep and reduce stress. Plus, magnesium may also help your body produce melatonin, a hormone that promotes sleep.

Sunburn Relief

Epsom salt’s anti-inflammatory properties make it a great alternative for relief from sunburn. Mix 2 tablespoons of Epsom salt with 1 cup of water and add to a spray bottle. Spray affected area.

Exfoliator

It makes a brilliant natural exfoliator when you mix it with olive or other carrier oils.

Epsom Salts for Plants

Since it is derived from natural minerals it nourishes houseplants providing a less processed way of giving them nutrients.

Cleaning

As well as being used on your body, it can be used around the house as a natural scrubber and to dissolve detergent that builds up in the washing machine.

Splinters

Try soaking in an Epsom Bath first or if it’s just a toe or finger, dissolve 2 tablespoons of Epsom salt in a cup of warm water and soak.

Acne

Epsom salt is a great face cleanser, naturally antibacterial, anti-fungal, and antiviral so ideal for treating acne. Before you go to bed, mix a teaspoon of Epsom salt with your normal facial cleanser and wash as normal.

Hair

To help remove build-up of your hair products, like hairspray, mix 1 cup of Epsom salt and 1 cup of lemon juice into a bucket of water. Cover and let the mixture sit for 24 hours before use. Then pour over hair and let the mixture sit for 15-20 minutes. Wash and condition as you would normally.

Bug Bites

To relieve that horrible itchy feeling of bug bites, mix 1/2 a cup of hot water and 1/2 a cup of Epsom salt in a spray bottle. Spray onto the affected skin. This also works for other itchy skin conditions.

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