Wednesday, August 14, 2013

5 Reasons to Use Epsom Salt | Homemade Epsom Salt Foot Scrub

Do you have any Epsom salt in your home? If not, you might consider getting some! Epsom salt has a lot of wonderful natural benefits!

Epsom salt is made up of naturally occurring minerals magnesium and sulfate, which can help improve health in numerous ways. A lack of magnesium, which helps regulate the activity of more than 300 enymes in the body, can contribute to high blood pressure, hyperactivity, heart problems, and other health issues. Sulfate is essential for many biolocial processes, helping to flush toxinc and helping form proteins in joints, brin tissue and mucin proteins. via Epsom Salt Council

Here are our top 5 uses for Epsom salt! We love it!

  1. Soak bath - add 1 cup of Epsom salt to warm bath and soak for 20 minutes. 
  2. Homemade foot scrub (recipe below!)
  3. Fade bruises - make a compress of cold water and Epsom salt then apply to skin.
  4. Feed your plants - mix 2 T of Epsom salt to 1 gallon of water.
  5. Splinter removal - soak in Epsom salt and water to draw out the splinter


I also have a wonderful Epsom salt foot scrub and I want to share it with you! You may have all the ingredients in your home. If not, head on over to the store to get definitely want to give this a try!

Homemade Epsom Salt Foot Scrub
1 c Epsom salt
1/4 c olive oil (or almond oil)
1 teas Castillo soap
(my favorite is Dr. Bronners Classic Peppermint!)
10-20 drops of your favorite essential oil (optional; I used Young Living Lavender...sooo relaxing!)

Mix all this together in small bowl or jar, adding more essential oils to get the fragrance you like. Cover and use as needed! Let me know if you try it and like it!

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