Beauty uses of Epsom salt

Epsom salt is a pure mineral compound (magnesium sulfate) in crystal form that gently exfoliates skin and smoothes rough patches. Regularly used by a growing number of models and actresses, it’s a popular natural choice for beauty enhancement.

Some of the benefits to using Epsom salt to create an at-home spa:

  • Mix it with your favorite deep conditioner to add body to your hair or dissolve it in a bath to replenish the body’s magnesium levels.
  • Slough away dry patches in the winter and heal dry lips.
  • Brighten your skin before going in the sun, soften it afterward and get your feet ready for sandals season.
  • Take a relaxing soak in Epsom salt to help relieve stress and leave you feeling revived.

Note: For human use, the Epsom Salt Council recommends only Epsom salt with the USP designation.

Epsom salt for hair as a volumizer

  • Combine equal parts warm conditioner and Epsom salt.
  • Work the mixture through your hair and leave for 20 minutes.
  • Rinse

As a facial wash

  • Mix 1/2 tsp of Epsom salt into cleansing cream for deep-pore cleansing.
  • Massage on skin, rinse with cool water and pat dry.

As an exfoliator

It’s the same treatment many upscale spas use, without the upscale price!

  • Place Epsom salt in your hand.
  • Dampen it and massage it into your skin. You can also try this with wet skin after showering.

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How to make bath salts

  • Mix two cups of Epsom salt with a few drops of your favorite fragrance to create a custom bath crystal.
  • Add a few drops of food coloring or 1/2 TSP of glycerin if you like.
  • Mix thoroughly and store in an air-tight container.

Relax, reduce stress

  • Add two cups of Epsom salt to the water in a standard-sized bathtub.
  • Soak for at least 12 minutes, three times weekly.
  • For an extra treat, add a few drops of eucalyptus oil for a refreshing scent.

Experts say Epsom salt helps detoxify