Monday, June 3, 2013


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?

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