Monday, June 3, 2013

SALT WORKS!




Fitting in after-work-playtime, dinner, family tv, and other nighttime routines, it hardly leaves room for mama to have a long soak in the tub. But oh, how I love a hot salty bath!

A’hem, salt?!

Yes, I typically keep a bulk stash underneath my bathroom sink. I just love what it does for my skin and how relaxed I feel afterwards. 

I couldn't remember how I got turned into Epsom salt, so I researched its uses and benefits, and let me just say “salt works!”

Balance body levels - Did you know, most of us are magnesium deficient? When dissolved in warm water, Epsom salt is absorbed through the skin to replenish the level of magnesium in the body.

Exfoliate dead skin - In the shower or bath, mix a handful of Epsom salt with a tablespoon of bath or olive oil and rub all over your wet skin to exfoliate and soften. Rinse thoroughly.

Exfoliating face cleanser - To clean your face and exfoliate skin at the same time, mix a half-teaspoon of Epsom salt with your regular cleansing cream. Gently massage into skin and rinse with cold water.

Dislodge blackheads - Add a teaspoon of Epsom salt and 3 drops iodine into a half cup of boiling water. Apply this mixture to the blackheads with a cotton ball.

Remove foot odor - Mix a half cup of Epsom salt in warm water and soak your feet for 10 minutes to remove bad odor, sooth achy feet, and soften rough skin.

Remove hairspray - Combine 1 gallon of water, 1 cup of lemon juice, and 1 cup Epsom salt. Cover the mixture and let set for 24 hours. The next day, pour the mixture into your dry hair and leave on for 20 minutes before shampooing as normal.

Hair volumizer - Combine equal parts deep conditioner and Epsom salt and warm in a pan. Work the warm mixture through your hair and leave on for 20 minutes. Rinse thoroughly.

Do you know of any additional benefits for Epsom salt?





10 comments:

  1. I had NO idea. I want to use the volumizer for sure!!!

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    1. I haven't used it for volumizer, but I totally intend to!

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  3. Sounds so relaxing! I get so grossed out by tubs that I can't sit in them to take baths, but I wish I could because a nice hot bath is just exactly what is needed sometimes!

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    1. Oh, Chloe, I understand, girly. I used to be such a germ-a-phobe. Still am to an extent, but I'm not nearly as spazzed out about things as I used to be.

      Maybe you can forego the salt bath and use the salt for a scrub or hair volumizer. ,)

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  4. Epsom salts are awesome. You can also use them as fertilizer before you plant and as an ongoing fertilizer for tomatoes. 1 tsp per foot of plant every two weeks. You can also use them internally for a laxative, not sure the amounts or how you take them. Should be on the package. You shared a load of uses I didn't know about, but am anxious to try. My hubby soaks in the tub with them. Have a great day!!

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    1. You are kidding me?!? A fertilizer? I'm logging that in the brain vault -- brilliant!

      Thank you for sharing! Nothing makes me happier than learning from a reader.

      xoxo

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  5. I have done the body exfoliation in the past. Being that I opted for a larger shower in my bathroom, I miss the tub soaks. Using an all-boys bathroom, just isn't the same, ha-ha! Also, the brands with all the scents and perfumes attack my allergies! Thanks for the reminder/exfoliation. (I mentioned your blog on mine today, please take a look-see @effiegirl.blogspot.com)

    I can't wait to use the fertilizer treatment from Natosha, for my plants! What a great idea. Thanks!!

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  6. I had no idea about hair volumizer . But I usually have salt for cleaning my feet :) These all ideas are indeed great.
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  7. I've never used salt for anything like this. I'll have to give it a try :)

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