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.

Summer skin protection

When dead and dry skin from tans or sunburns builds up, it can be hard to apply sunscreen effectively. Some experts suggest that you exfoliate your skin after a day in the sun (and before the next one) with an Epsom salt shower solution. Combine four ounces of Epsom Salt and four ounces of coffee grounds. To that, add one teaspoon of eucalyptus oil and as much a sesame oil as you need to form a paste. Apply to your entire body before turning on the shower, and then rinse.

While Epsom salts are generally safe to use, they do contain magnesium which can be absorbed into the body through the skin. If you have any medical conditions or are pregnant, be sure to ask your doctor before using any new supplement or remedies.

Find more ways to use Epsom salt at the Epsom Salt Council.