What do you know about epsom salts? Have you ever tried them?
I personally like to use them in a bath for a soak.By adding them to my bath water, I know that it is a cheap way to pamper myself.
Epsom Salts however have many uses:
•soothing relief from arthritic pain
•reduce stiffness, soreness, and tightness of joints
•improve discomfort from muscle aches, pains
•sooth painful bruises, sprains and strains
•alleviate pain from overexertion during sport activities
•improving the body's sleeping ability
•increasing and improving body energy levels
•improve the rate of natural body healing
•soothing your stress
•deep cleaning skin
•taking the sting out of insect bites
•drawing out splinters
beads, but Epsom Salt can be used to create the ultimate at-home spa, and it’s
something several celebrities use to look and feel
better(http://www.goop.com/newsletter/33/en).A relaxing bath or exfoliating
treatment will leave Mom’s skin radiant and glowing.
* Glowing skin exfoliating treatment: Mix 2 cups of Epsom Salt with 1/4 cup
petroleum jelly and a few drops of lavender essential oil. Use the mixture to
gently scrub away dry skin patches.
* Microdermabrasion Facial: Mix 1/2 TSP of Epsom Salt into cleansing cream
a deep-pore cleansing. Massage on skin. Rinse with cool water. Pat dry.
* Bathtime Bliss: Add two cups of Epsom Salt to the water in a
bathtub; soak for at least 12 minutes, three times weekly. For an extra treat,
add a few drops of eucalyptus oil for a refreshing scent.
* Pedicure Perfection: Dissolve a half cup of Epsom Salt into two quarts of
warm water. Pour the water into a container and soak your bare feet for fifteen
to twenty minutes. For an extra treat, add a few drops of eucalyptus oil for a
refreshing scent. Massage the entire foot with Epsom Salt concentrating on the
heels and ankles to remove any dry, rough spots. Then, rinse your feet off with
clean tap water and dry them thoroughly.
* Homemade bath crystals: Mix two cups of Epsom Salt with a few drops of
fragrance to create a custom bath crystal. Add a few drops of food coloring or
1/2 TSP of glycerin if you like. Store in an air-tight container.
Epsom Salt helps seeds germinate, makes plants grow bushier, produces more
flowers, increases chlorophyll production and deters pests, such as slugs and
voles. It provides vital micronutrients to supplement your regular fertilizer.
Epsom Salt is recommended by Master Gardeners and used regularly by commercial
growers around the world. Tests by the National Gardening Association confirm
that roses fertilized with Epsom Salt grow bushier and produce more flowers, and
it also makes pepper plants grow larger than those treated only with commercial
· Houseplants:2 tablespoons per gallon of water; feed plants monthly.
· Tomatoes:1 tablespoon per foot of plant height per plant; apply every
· Roses:1 tablespoon per foot of plant height per plant; apply every two
weeks. Also scratch 1/2 cup into soil at base to encourage flowering canes and
healthy new basal cane growth. Soak unplanted bushes in 1 cup of Epsom Salt per
gallon of water to help roots recover. Add a tablespoon of Epsom Salt to each
hole at planting time. Spray with Epsom Salt solution weekly to discourage
· Shrubs (evergreens, azaleas, rhododendron):1 tablespoon per 9 square
feet. Apply over root zone every 2-4 weeks.
· Lawns:Apply 3 pounds for every 1,250 square feet with a spreader, or
dilute in water and apply with a sprayer.
· Trees:Apply 2 tablespoons per 9 square feet. Apply over the root zone
3 times annually.
· Garden Startup:Sprinkle 1 cup per 100 square feet. Mix into soil
Epsom Salt– actually magnesium sulfate – can help people maintain optimum levels
of both magnesium and sulfate. Sulfate helps form joint proteins and helps keep
joints healthy, flushes toxins and improves absorption of nutrients. Magnesium
regulates more than 325 enzymes in the body, performing more functions than
almost any other mineral. Among the benefits: magnesium helps reduce
inflammation to relieve pain and muscle cramps, helps muscles and nerves
function properly and helps prevents artery hardening and blood clots.
· To ease muscle pain and fading bruises. Add two cups of Epsom Salt to
warm water in a standard-sized bathtub (double the Epsom Salt for an oversized
garden tub) and bathe three times weekly, soaking for at least 12 minutes. Also
can be used to make compresses.
You may also learn more from their Facebook pages.
*** I recieved a free sample of epsom salts for my own personal opinion.
The Epsom Salt Council would love to give away some epsom salts to one lucky winner from Canada or the USA.
A random draw will be held by Random.org on September 18, 2010 from all entries recieved.
Tell me if you have ever used epsom salts and if so, what do you use them for?
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