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Extraordinary Uses for Epsom Salt

HealthyAeon - 6:20 AM

by Natural Cures

Here are some of the best uses for Epsom Salt:

But first, a little history: Epsom salt or magnesium sulfate, is a naturally occurring mineral first discovered in in Epsom, England. Usually we use them as bath salts, and for manufacturing beauty/household products. Gardeners can even use this stuff to improve crops. Magnesium and sulfate are vital for optimal health. Magnesium contributes to 300 enzyme reactions, reduces inflammation, improves muscle and nerve function. Sulfate another key ingredient for the formation of brain tissue, joint proteins, it helps to improve nutrient absorption, and flushes toxins! Did you know that almost 80% of the Americans have a magnesium or sulfate deficiency? But don’t worry, Epsom salts can help restore your magnesium and sulfate levels.

Foot-hand Soak

Add about a half cup of Epsom salt to a large bowl of warm water and soak your feet or hands for about 20 minutes:

  • Softens rough skin
  • Soothes aches
  • Naturally cures odors
  • Helps tired feet relax
  • Helps naturally relieve athlete’s foot
  • Treat nail fungus
  • Combats gout
  • Help remove splinters
Health benefits of an Epsom Salt bath:
  • Detoxes harmful toxins
  • Helps increase sleep quality
  • Improves circulation and heart health
  • Boosts magnesium and sulfate levels
  • Relieves muscle aches
  • Softens skin
  • Improves nerve function
  • Natural stress-relief
  • Reduces swelling of sprains and bruises
  • Prevents or can ease headaches
  • Improves the ability for the body to use insulin
  • Soothes itchy or damaged skin
  • Improves the absorption of nutrients
Mosquito Bites

Add 2 Tablespoons of epsom salt to 1 cup of water and soak a clean cloth.

Press the cloth on a bite for a few minutes to soothe irritation.

Using Epsom Salt For Whiter Teeth:

It’s easy. 1 part Epsom salt, one part water and mix well. Then just brush your teeth as normal and gargle:
  • Fights periodontal diseases
  • Whitens your teeth
Exfoliate

Mix equal parts Epsom salt and olive, coconut or almond oil in a small dish or in your hands and gently rub it on your skin to exfoliate your face or any other area of the body.

You can even make your hair Wavy:
Mix 1 cup warm water, 2 teaspoons of epsom salt and 1 teaspoon of conditioner in a spray bottle and spray in your hair and mess it about. Let it dry and boom! Hello wavy.

Clean tiles easily with epsom salt:
Add half a cup of epsom salt to a gallon of warm soapy water and you should be pretty surprised at the results.

Organic Fertilizer:

Tomatoes, roses, and palm trees in particular love Epsom salts. All that’s needed is a little Epsom salt in the soil while the plant is blooming and the plant will produce much larger, healthier fruit or flowers. You can also add Epsom salts to the watering of your plants to increase flavor, enrich color, and stimulate growth. Try 1 spoon of epsom salt in a gallon water and soak each plant.

You can even do this for your lawn. Add 2 tablespoons to every gallon. This is also great for keeping slugs, insects and weeds under control.

Keeps the raccoons away!
Just sprinkle some around any trash areas outside that seem to be causing you problems and usually they will find somewhere else to scavenge.

We hope you have learned a few things here today and we encourage you to share this information with others if you found it useful so others can get a chance to enjoy this. Thanks for reading as always and we hope to see you soon!


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