It may be early spring, but it’s always a good time for a cup of hot (or cold) tea. This Homemade Ginger Tea has a unique taste that’s a combination of mild sweetness and pungent pepperiness. Just add a little honey to bring out the sweetness and cut down on the spiciness. There’s no right or wrong way to drink tea. It’s all delicious! [Read more…]
I love plants and flowers and have a lot of them at my house, but Aloe vera plants are definitely my favorite. They’re beautiful and easy to grow, of course; but it’s the goopy gel inside that I love. It’s like a magic potion! While Aloe vera’s translucent insides are probably the most well known as a super effective home remedy for minor burns and sunburn, they have so many more uses than that. These 4 Beauty Uses for Aloe Vera will probably turn this plant into [Read more…]
We’re deep into summer, and the dog days of August, with its heat, sun, and, of course, bugs! Here in Florida we also have a lot of rain in August so we definitely have a lot of bugs. Just like us, ants and cockroaches want to stay dry too. They actually want to stay alive-not drown outside in their flooded homes. So, they make their way into our homes. DIY Green Pest Control to [Read more…]
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.
More Uses for Epsom Salt: Simple DIY Bath Salts
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.
More Uses for Epsom Salt: Anti-Stress Lemongrass Bath Salts
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