Beauty Benefits of Epsom Salts

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The wonders of Epsom salt have been well known for hundreds of years. Unlike other salts, Epsom has beneficial properties that can soothe the body, mind and soul. Some of the countless health benefits include; relaxing the nervous system, soothing back pain, cramps and aching limbs, and drawing toxins from the body.

One of the simplest ways to ease stress and stress related problems is to soak in a hot tub with a cup or two of Epsom salts. The benefits don’t stop there, Epsom salts also have un-ending beauty uses including:

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 skin. Rinse thoroughly. To clean your face and exfoliate at the same time, mix half a teaspoon of Epsom 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 of iodine into a half cup of boiling water. Apply this mixture to the blackheads with a cotton ball.

Volumizing Hair Mask: Combine equal parts of conditioner and epsom salt and leave on hair for 20 minutes. Rinse well and let air dry for thicker hair.

Foot Soak: Soothe aches, remove odors and soften rough, cracked skin with a foot soak. Add 1/2 cup of Epsom salt to a large pan of warm water. Add fresh lavender, peppermint or your preferred essential oil. Soak feet for as long as it feels right. Rinse and dry.

Homemade Face Mask: For normal to oily skin: mix 1 tablespoon of cognac, 1 egg, 1/4 cup of non-fat dry milk, the juice of 1 lemon, and a half-teaspoon of epsom salt. For normal to dry skin: mix 1/4 cup of grated carrot, 1 1/2 teaspoons of mayonnaise and a half-teaspoon of epsom salt. Apply both masks to damp skin. Leave for 15-20minutes and rinse off.

Are Epsom Salts already a staple in your cupboard? How do you use them? Share your secrets and recipes in the comments!

Peace Love and Lipgloss xx

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