Epsom Salt, MAGNESIUM SULPHATE, absorped through the skin helps relieve muscle tension, pain and inflammation in joints. It also helps alleviate tension headaches.
Tired and sore feet will also benefit from a therapeutic warm Epsom salt soak.
A relaxing magnesium bath soak
Add about 2 cups of Epsom salt to a warm bath and soak for 20 minutes. It helps the body relax and great to do it before bedtime for a good night’s sleep. ( 3 tablespoons of Baking Soda and some essential oil will make it more soothing)
Tired Foot soak
Add 1 cup of Epsom salt to a hot foot soak together with a few drops of your favourite essential oil and soak for 20 minutes. ( I do this at least 2 times a week) I also find it a good home remedy to get rid of a HEADACHE and to RELAX on a day when my schedule is very busy. Adding about 3 tablespoons of baking soda leaves the skin soft and silky.
Magnesium foot/body scrub
1 cup Epsom salt, ¼ cup almond oil or rose hip oil, 1 teaspoon liquid soap and optional, 10 drops of preferred essential oil. ( I use eucalyptus or lavender) Mix all ingredients and can be stored in an airtight jar.
Add a tablespoon of Epsom salt to the soil to boost plant growth. Works very well for roses. For indoor plants, add 1 tablespoon of Epsom salt to the water.
Itchy Skin or Bug Bites
Dissolve a tablespoon of epsom salt in to 1/2 cup of water and cool. Spritz on itchy skin or apply a wet compress to help relieve itching.
Minor Sunburn Relief
Use the same ratio in the itchy skin relief above and spritz on to minor sunburns to help soothe them.