The magnesium content in Epsom salt
is particularly valuable. Magnesium helps to regulate the activity of more than
325 enzymes and is essential in orchestrating a number of bodily functions. It
aids in calcium absorption and plays a key role in the formation of bones and
teeth. It also plays an important role in maintaining cardiovascular health by
stabilizing heart rhythm, preventing abnormal blood clotting, and supporting
normal blood pressure levels.
When Epsom Salt is absorbed through
the skin, such as in a bath, it draws toxins from the body, sedates the nervous
system, reduces swelling, relaxes muscles, is a natural emollient, exfoliator
and much more.
Soak in warm water and 2 cups of epsom salt.
Soothe aches, remove odours and soften rough skin with a foot soak. Add 1/2 cup
of epsom salt to a large pan of warm water. Soak feet for as long as it feels
right. Rinse and dry.
Epsom salt will reduce the swelling of sprains and bruises. Add 2 cups epsom
salt to a warm bath, and soak.
Soak in epsom salt, it will draw out the splinter.
Homemade skin mask:
Apply the mask to damp skin. 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.
Massage handfuls of epsom salt over your wet skin, starting with your feet and
continuing up towards the face. Have a bath to rinse.
To clean your face at night, mix a half-teaspoon of epsom salt with your regular
cleansing cream. Just massage into skin and rinse with cold water.
oil from hair:
Epsom salt soaks up excess oil from hair. Add 9 tablespoons of epsom salt to 1/2
cup of oily hair shampoo. Apply one tablespoon of the liquid to your hair when
it is dry; rinse with cold water. Pour lemon juice or organic apple cider
vinegar through the hair, leave on for 5-10 minutes, and then rinse.
Combine 1 gallon of water, 1 cup of lemon juice, and 1 cup epsom salt. Combine,
cover and let set for 24 hours. The next day, pour the mixture into your dry
hair and let it sit for 20 minutes. Then shampoo as normal.
Combine equal parts of deep conditioner and epsom salt. Warm in a pan. Work the
warm mixture through your hair and leave on for 20 minutes. Rinse.