Magnesium Sulfate (aka Epsom Salts) are a wonderful gift to the world from a little town in England. Not only is this salt a wonderful tonic for sore muscles when blended with essential oils and dissolved in a hot bath, its got many other handy uses around the house. Here are just a few:

Remove Buildup from Your Hair, Make it Shiny and Bouncy Again Every now and then, our hair can get a little dull and tired from all the manhandling and products we use to make it appear well-coiffed. Give it new life by whipping up this simple concoction. 1 cup lemon juice and 1 cup epsom salts dissolved into 16 cups of water. Let it sit for a day or so before using, then simply pour it over your hair and let set for 20-30 minutes. Rinse off, shampoo and style as usual.

Give Your Washing Machine A Clean Yes, our washing machines clean clothes for us, but all that detergent over time can cause buildup. It's a good idea to clean it out and keep the gunk factor at bay. Simply fill the machine up with water and add 4 cups of apple cider vinegar and 1 cup of epsom salts. Let the machine mix up the concoction and then let it sit for about an hour to allow the blend to do its work. Then run it through a complete wash and rinse cycle.

Got a Nasty Splinter? Soak the area in warm water and epsom salt. It will help to reduce the swelling around the area and will soften the splinter as well, making it easier to remove.

Scrub Your Feet Soft Blend a cup of epsom salt with a 1/4 cup of almond oil (or your favourite natural oil), a teaspoon of our scented or unscented body wash, and a few drops of your favourite essential oil... we recommend peppermint or lemongrass. This is a wonderful mixture for pampering the roughest and driest of feet. For a really luxurious treatment, rinse feet off and massage our Foot Butter into every nook and cranny. Cover your tootsies with socks and let the butter soak in.

Houseplants Like Salt Too! Did you know that adding a sprinkle of epsom salts to the water before you water your plants can actually help them grow? Check out our collection of therapeutic Bath Salts here for soothing away aches and pains, promoting relaxation and sleep, or just having a luxurious bath-time experience.

Originally published March 02, 2015



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