Most of you have probably heard of Epsom Salt. I remember my grandmother using it when I was a little girl.
Recently I was contacted to do a review on Epsom salt. Now I know most of you are thinking wow you just sprinkle it in your bath water and that is it. Atleast, that is what my grandmother always did with it.
Well, I am excited to tell you there is so much more that you can do with Epsom Salt.
I have been working with a gentleman named Peter, who sent me a list of things Epsom Salt could be used for.
I decided to try a few and let you what I thought of each.
Here are examples for Pampering:
* Glowing skin exfoliating treatment: Mix 2 cups of Epsom Salt with 1/4 cup of petroleum jelly and a few drops of lavender essential oil. Use the mixture to gently scrub away dry skin patches.
* Microdermabrasion Facial: Mix 1/2 TSP of Epsom Salt into cleansing cream for a deep-pore cleansing. Massage on skin. Rinse with cool water. Pat dry.
* Bathtime Bliss: Add 2 cups of Epsom Salt to the water in a standard-sized bathtub; soak for atleast 12 minutes, 3 times weekly. For an extra treat, add a few drops of eucalyptus oil for a refreshing scent.
Review- I tried this one by adding 2 cups of Epsom Salt to my bath water. My skin felt so good when I got out. It was so soft and smooth. I will be doing this on a regular basis.
* Pedicure Perfection: Dissolve a 1/2 cup of Epsom Salt into 2 quarts of warm water. Pour the water into a container and soak your bare feet for 15 to 20 minutes. For an extra treat, add a few drops of euclayptus oil for a refreshing scent. Massage the entire foot with Epsom Salt concentrating on the heels and ankles to remove any dry, rough spots. Then, rinse your feet off with clean tap water and dry them thoroughly.
Review- I also tried this one. I live in Florida and I constantly wear flip-flops. I always have dry feet and constantly having to put lotion on them. I decided to try this to see if it would help. It most certaintly did. I have done it a few times now and my skin is so smooth and soft. I will have to do it on a regular basis atleast once a month. This way I keep them feeling nice and soft.
* Homemade Bath Crystals: Mix 2 cups of Epsom Salt with a few drops of fragrance to creat a custom bath crystal. Add a few drops of food coloring or 1/2 TSP of glycerin if you like. Store in an air-tight container.
This would make a wonderful gift too!
Here are examples for Gardening:
* Houseplants: 2 Tablespoons per gallon of water; feed plants monthly.
* Tomatoes: 1 Tablespoon per foot of plant height per plant; apply every 2 weeks.
Review - We just happen to have a tomatoe plant. It is doing great but I still decided to give it a try. I followed the directions for the height of our plant. I have to honestly say that it is helping the growth of the plant and keeping bugs away. It has about doubled in size, we have twice as many tomatoes growing, and have no problems with bugs at all.
* Roses: 1 Tablespoon per foot of plant height per plant; apply every 2 weeks. Also scratch 1/2 cup into soil at base to encourage flowering canes and healthy new basal cane growth. Soak unplanted bushes in 1 cup of Epsom Salt per gallon of water to help roots recover. Add a tablespoon of Epsom Salt to each hole at planting time. Spray with Epsom Salt solution weekly to discourage pests.
* Shrubs (evergreens, asaleas, rhododendron): 1 Tablespoon per 9 square feet. Apply over root zone every 2-4 weeks.
* Lawns: Apply 3 pounds for every 1,250 square feet with a spreader, or dillute in water and apply with a sprayer.
* Trees: Apply 2 Tablespoons per 9 square feet. Apply over the root zone 3 times annually.
* Garden Startup: Sprinkle 1 cup per 100 square feet. Mix into soil before planting.
Here are tips for After Exercising:
* To Ease Muscle Pain and Fading Bruises: Add 2 cups of Epsom Salt to warm water in a standard-sized bathtub (double the Epsom Salt for an oversized garden tub) and bathe 3 times weekly, soaking for at least 12 minutes. Also can be used to make compresses.
Review - I tried this one to as I have been working out regularly and had sore muscles. I have to say it did help alot. It seem to really loosen my muscles up and relaxed them. I was greatly surprised and will be doing this regularly.
* To Soothe Feet Aching from a Tough Workout or a Long Day: Add a cup of Epsom Salt to a tub of warm water and soak them.
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