While standing in the checkout line a couple of weeks ago, the lady in front of me tossed a carton of Epsom Salt onto the belt. I stared at it as it traveled toward the cashier–I knew I had heard of it before, but for the life of me, I couldn’t remember what you used it for?
Since inquiring minds want to know, I went home and researched it a bit. Well let-me-tell-you-bob, there are a ton of uses for it!
Here’s my 10 favorite:
- Use in the bath for relief of tension and sore muscles. This is the most common use, I think.
- Draw out splinters. Soak affected area in warm water and epsom salt, it will draw out the sliver.
- Exfoliate skin. Mix 1/2 tsp. with your soap or face wash and gently massage into skin.
- Green up your grass. Mix 2 Tbsp. epsom salt with water and sprinkle it on the lawn.
- Use as a fertilizer for tomatoes and roses. Sprinkle epsom salt around your plants weekly for a natural boost.
- Make your own tile cleaner. Mix equal parts dishsoap and epsom salt for a DIY tile scrub.
- Add a faux frost to your windows for winter time decor. Mix epsom salt with stale beer and apply to windows with a sponge.
- Add volume to your hair. Mix one part epsom salt with one part conditioner and apply to hair. Rinse, style, and wow your neighbors. Ha!
- Soothe sunburns, bug bites, and reduce the appearance of bruises by making an epsom salt compress. Mix 2 Tbsp. per cup of cold water and allow a clean cloth to soak in mixture. Apply it to affected area.
- Treat athletes foot and toenail fungus by giving your feet a daily soak in epsom salt and warm water.
Do YOU use epsom salts?
Amazon has a bunch of Dr. Teals Epsom Salt Soaking Solutions available. There is even a lavender one.