What Can I Do With My Epsom Salts?
Epsom salts are a material that almost every household has. You may have needed to use them once 5 years ago, but Epsom salts are never sold in tiny single-dose baggies. Instead, they are sold in large bags that often leave us wondering just what the heck we are to do with the rest of the stuff! If you are trying to find ways to make that bag of Epsom salts more useful, you are not alone. The good news is that Epsom salts can be used in many different ways to enhance our beauty. Here are some of the best and most effective ways to do this:
The Foot Soak
Okay, so this one isn’t very original, but it’s still one of the best uses for Epsom salts. Forget the spa – give yourself an Epsom salt foot soak at home! These foot soaks will help relieve any aches, pains, odors and remove any rough or thickened skin. All you need to do is add ½ cup of Epsom salts to a large basin of water. Soak your feet for as long as you like (a minimum of 10 minutes) and then rinse and dry.
The Body Soak
This is yet another tip that isn’t too original, but it still needs to be mentioned. Add 2 cups of Epsom salts to any bath and you will have the most relaxing bath of your life. Add up to 5 drops of your favorite essential oil to the bath after the water has run and you will be on Cloud 9!
The Splint Remover
Got a splint? Then get some Epsom salts and start workin’ on it. If you have a stubborn splint that you just don’t seem to be able to get rid of, soak the affected area in Epsom salts for 20 minutes or so. Remove your skin from the mixture, and you will notice that the splinter should be at least partially drawn out, if not completely drawn out or fully removed.
The Facial Cleanser
If you want a clean face, use Epsom salts. All you have to do is mix ½ teaspoon of Epsom salt with your normal cleansing cream or soap. Massage this mix into your skin and then rinse it off with lukewarm water. This will leave your skin with a more radiant, youthful glow than if you were to use your facial cleanser on its own.
The Hairspray Remover
Here’s one you probably haven’t heard of. If you want to get that hairspray from last night out of your hair, take 1 gallon of water and add 1 cup of Epsom salts and 1 cup of lemon juice to the water. Let the mix set for 24 hours, and then pour the mixture into your dry hair. Let it sit for 20 minutes and then rinse as usual. You will notice that there is significantly less buildup than if you were to use only your typical daily shampoo.
The Hair Volumizer
Want to add a bit more “oomph” to your hair? Combine an equal part of deep conditioner with your Epsom salts, and warm it in a pan. Once the mixture has been thoroughly warmed through, apply the mix to your hair and leave it on for 20 minutes. Rinse and enjoy your new hair!