Epsom salt is one of my favorite things to always have in the house. It’s so versatile and can be used for some of my favorite DIY projects. Epsom salt is made up of the naturally occurring mineral magnesium sulfate and in water, it breaks down to magnesium and sulfate. While Epsom salt can be used medicinally and has a lot of household uses, it has a long list of beauty benefits. Try these 7 Beauty Uses for Epsom Salt and step up your all-natural beauty routine!
Hand Moisturizer: Mix equal parts Epsom salt and oil. Oils like Vitamin E, almond oil, or baby oil work well.
7 Beauty Uses for Epsom Salt:
- Facial Exfoliator: Add a pinch of salt to face wash for a gentle exfoliator.
- Lip Scrub: Add a few grains salt to oil, gently scrub lips. Rinse.
- Foot Soak: Add ½ C. salt to a basin of warm water. Soak feet for 20 minutes to soften calluses.
- Bug Bite Reliever: To soothe skin irritated by bug bites mix 2 Tbsp Epsom salt into 1 cup water. Spray on or blot on with a cotton ball.
- Hair Treatment: Mix equal parts of hair conditioner and Epsom salt and work into hair. Leave on for 20 minutes. Rinse thoroughly. This treatment gets rid of excess oils and adds volume to hair.
- Stress Relief: One of the best stress relievers for anyone is a long, hot bath. Simply adding 2 C. Epsom salt directly to the bathwater will help eliminate stress by replenishing the body’s magnesium levels. For an extra relaxing bath, make your own bath salts by adding a few extra ingredients. See my last post for a super simple bath salts recipe.
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Epsom salt softens the skin, doesn’t dry it out, and doesn’t leave any residue behind when rinsed away. These 7 Beauty Uses for Epsom Salt are just some of the ways to use this super versatile mineral in your beauty and health regimen.
Another bonus, Epsom salt is very affordable and you can buy it just about anywhere. There are different ways of manufacturing Epsom salt and, of course, packaging it, but chemically it’s all the same. There are different grades of this salt depending on whether it’s for human use or agricultural use, but as long as the package is labeled U.S.P. and has a “drug facts” box, it’s for human use and meets FDA standards.
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How do you use Epsom salt? Do you ever use it in your beauty routine? If you liked these ideas please like, pin, and share!
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Lisa is a mother of three lovely young women and is a new grandmother to a baby boy! She has been married to her high school sweetheart for more than thirty years. Lisa is originally from Dearborn Heights, Michigan, but has lived in the Tampa Bay area since 1984. Running a small business for over 25 years and raising a family has made for a busy, busy life with many ups and downs; it’s definitely been an adventure.
Lisa’s always involved in one project or another whether it’s work related or serving her community. She also recently went back to school to finish her bachelor’s degree in American Studies. Lisa tries to make every day a good day—that means learning something new, practicing kindness, and enjoying the present moment.