Review and Giveaway: Epsom Salts-Epsom Salt Council

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

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
For pampering

One of the first budget cuts for many families is spa trips and expensive bath                                                            

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( relaxing bath or exfoliating

treatment will leave Mom’s skin radiant and glowing.

Tips include:

* 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.

For gardeners

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


Tips include:

· Houseplants:2 tablespoons per gallon of water; feed plants monthly.

· Tomatoes:1 tablespoon per foot of plant height per plant; apply every

two weeks.

· 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

before planting.

After exercising

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.

Tips include:

· 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.
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  1. I just used the last of my epsom salts recently in a bath. I've been told it will help me detox and sleep better.

  2. I haven't tried it but like that it has so many uses. It would be interesting to experiement.

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  3. I may have used Epsom salts once or twice in a bath to relive muscle aches but I do not use them regularly.


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  5. Oh, I'm a huge Epsom Salts fan! I've got a lot of pain from cancer & chemotherapy, and have found that a nightly soak in a hot bath with Epsom Salts is a remarkably effective pain reliever! Bonus: my skin is silky afterwards.

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  6. I have used the salts, soaking in a bath as a foot and body scrub.

  7. I have used them on my tomatoe plants.

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  10. I use epsom salts for baths and for scrubs. I love them to soothe my sore muscles.

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  14. I had to soak my feet in Epsom Salts every day for eight weeks following foot surgery :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!

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  18. I love soaking in Epsom salts when joints are hurting

  19. I used epsom salts in my bath during my pregnancy for aches and pains!

  20. twitter follower: KayleeBucket

    They are good for my arthritis

  22. Today's winner:
    dor said...
    I use epsom salts for baths and for scrubs. I love them to soothe my sore muscles.

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