22 Uses For Epsom Salt. Why It Should be in Every Home & Garden

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Hundreds of years, people of different cultures have used Epsom salt to get many health benefits.

Epsom salt has been used in gardens, household cleaning and detoxifying people’s bodies. The salt is very cheap and anyone can afford it. It can be purchased at bulk discounts in nearly every garden center. Epsom salt baths also has various health benefits.

It is made up of magnesium and sulfate that can remarkably improve your health. If you lack magnesium, epsom salt will help you regulate more than 300 enzymes in your body, and it will contribute to high blood pressure, hyperactivity, problems with your heart and other health problems. Since sulfate is very important for many biological processes, it helps when flushing toxins, and proteins and joints, as well as brain tissue and mucin proteins.

22 Amazing uses of Epsom salt

Regulate Blood Sugar

If you increase the level of magnesium you can promote a healthy heart. You will improve circulation and lower your blood pressure. Many researches indicate that magnesium improves the body’s capacity to insulin. It is necessary to sustain calcium levels in your blood.

Sulphates can stimulate pancreas in order to make digestive enzymes and help in detoxifying the body, because they are not obtained through the food we intake, but absorbed through our skin. Epsom Salt easily flushes toxins and heavy metals from the cells, and it eases muscle pain and helps our body eliminate harmful substances.

Detoxification

Epsom Salt helps in the process of detoxification and elimination of toxins in our body. It has magnesium which is essential for detoxifying cells.

In order to enjoy a relaxing detox bath, put 1 to 2 cups of Epson Salt in a bathtub filled with warm water and relax for about 15 minutes. Repeat this 2 to 3 times per week.

Fade Bruises

To lessen the appearance of bruises, make a compress. Soak a washcloth in cold water and put Epsom salt ( 2 tbsp per cup) and then put it to your skin.

Treats Sunburn

With its anti-inflammatory properties, epsom salt treats sunburned skin. It alleviates mild sunburn irritation such as itchiness and pain. It also helps in maintaining an even skin tone.

In order to treat sunburned hands and legs, put 2 tbsp of Epsom salt in 1 cup of water and put it in a spray bottle. Then, spray on the area affected. Leave this for about 10 minutes and then take a bath. Repeat this 2-3 times a week.

There is one more option, fill a bathtub with warm water in put 1 cup of Epsom salt, and stir so the salt crystals dissolve. Then add a few drops of essential oil and soak in the water for no more than 20 minutes.

Pest control

If you have lawn pests in your garden, and you want to get rid of them naturally, use Epsom salt.You can use a spray solution on the lawn and control insects without even damaging the grass. This is totally nontoxic and natural. You can sprinkle dry salt in order to deter slugs and snails as well.

Fertilizer

Some plants need lots of food, like roses. Make them happy by putting some epsom salt in the soil around them, especially while it is the blooming season, or when you want them to produce nice, long lasting flowers. Palm trees, tomatoes, and peppers adore Epsom salt.

Quick bruise treatment

Fade the appearance of bruises, by using a warm compress with Epsom salt. Don’t expect bruises to vanish right away, since this is not magic, but expect them to be small and less painful. Make a solution of 2 tbsp Epsom salt in a cup of water.

Body scrub

After having a shower, rub your skin with Epsom salt and make circular movements. This will help you remove dead skin cells and make your skin softer than ever.

Soothe Bug Bites

Put 1/4 cup of Epsom salt in 1 cup of warm water. Now, cool the mixture in the refrigerator. Apply it with a cotton ball in order to bug bites and lessen pain and itching.

Remove Splinters

Epsom Salt can increase osmotic pressure on your skin, that draws foreign bodies toward the surface. Put 1 cup of Epsom salt in a tub of water and soak the area-affected.

Keep Houseplants Healthy

Add 1 to 2 tbsp of Epsom salt in a gallon of water and nourish your houseplants completely natural.

Relief from muscular pain

Make yourself an epsom salt bath and relieve your muscular pain and stiffness. This way you will promote detoxification through the skin and relieve your muscles.

Improves Digestion

Epsom salt works great in eliminating harmful toxins and waste products from our bodies. Dissolve 1 or 2 tsp of Epsom salt in 1 cup of warm water and drink this before breakfast every day. Make sure to consult your doctor before doing this, since Epsom salt in this case, when taken internally can cause diarrhea, nausea or vomiting. Do not take this solution more than 1 week.

Remedy for colds and flu

Make yourself a hot bath with Epsom salt when you feel like you’re just about to catch a flu or cold. It will help your body to fight whatever bacteria  attacked your immune system, and you will recover much faster.

It helps you sleep better

If you take hot baths in the evening, about an hour before going to sleep, Epsom salt will help you sleep better, by increasing the level of magnesium. Lack of magnesium brings fatigue, stress, heart problems etc. Enjoy a hot bath in warm water with 1 cup of Epsom salt and 1 cup of baking soda, and relax.

Removes feet odor

Soak your feet in warm water with Epsom salt and get rid of annoying odor, pain or swollen legs feeling.

For Achy Joints, Bruises and Sprains

Make a warm bath with 2 cups of Epsom salt and relieve all kind of pain, bruises and sprains.

Remove Burnt Food on Pots and Pans

You overcooked food again and burnt your pot? Just scrub out every pot and pan that is burnt with 2 tbsp of Epsom salt, a little soap and hot water.

Grow Better Flowers, Fruits and Veggies

Whatever plant you have, whether it is roses, or tomatoes, just sprinkle a few tablespoons of Epsom salt at their base and maximize yield, by keeping them healthy.

Epsom Salt improves nerve function

Since magnesium is essential for maintaining proper calcium levels in the blood, by regulating electrolytes you can help the nerve functions in your body.

Epsom salt also delivers sulfates

Sulfates are very difficult to get through food, but they can be absorbed through skin. We need sulphates for formation of brain tissue, joint proteins, stimulation of pancreas and mucin proteins. They also stimulate generation of digestive enzymes and help in detoxification of the body’s residue.

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