Amazing Uses for Epsom Salt

Check out the many reasons why Epsom salt is the next health and beauty must-have.

Amazing Uses for Epsom Salt

What do pedicures, hair volumizers, tile cleaners and bath crystals have in common? They can all be created – at a low cost and in an eco-friendly manner – using Epsom salt. Comprised of the minerals magnesium and sulfate, Epsom salt is a natural exfoliant and anti-inflammation remedy that can be used to treat dry skin, sore muscles, small wounds and even to fight illness. It can also be added to any bath or foot soak to create a luxurious at-home spa experience. These budget-friendly, hassle-free tips from the Epsom Salt Council show how Epsom salt can keep you feeling healthy and beautiful in the comfort of your own home.

Poison ivy relief

Poison ivy rashes are a fact of life for anyone who enjoys the outdoors. Next time you feeling like running wild in the wild, be sure to have an Epsom salt compress on hand just in case. Soak a cotton washcloth in a solution of Epsom salt and cold water (two tablespoons for every cup of water), and apply to the affected area to help relieve irritation and swelling.