Do you know what Epsom salt is? You may not realize it, but perhaps you have a tub of this wonder in your pantry or cupboard. Also known as magnesium sulfate, Epsom salts have derived its name from a spring in Surrey, England where it was discovered naturally occurring in the waters. So why all the rage about Epsom salts? Read on and find out what benefits it can give you- whichever way you can use it!

 

Natural Face Cleansers

Instantly clarify your skin and get rid of dirt and grime with Epsom salts! For a quick, no-fuss facial cleanser, simply dissolve a teaspoon of Epsom salts to your favorite facial cleanser that you can use before going to bed. Or try making an exfoliating face mask out of it: mix one pureed egg, a small finely chopped tomato, a teaspoon of aloe vera gel, a teaspoon of Epsom salt, half a teaspoon of vitamin B5 powder, and some drops of thyme essential oil. Apply in to your face for 15 minutes and rinse with lukewarm water. See you face glow with cleanliness and beauty afterwards!

 

Relaxing and Invigorating

Have you tried taking an Epsom salt bath? If not, then read on- Epsom salt baths can be totally relaxing, and its benefits are really good. Epsom salt baths are readily absorbed into the skin, and magnesium ions break free and enter our skin, relieving stress by increasing serotonin production in the body and reducing the effects of adrenaline, the hormone which makes us all too excited. Soak in an Epsom salt bath at least three times a week, and feel your body become increasingly invigorated!

 

Relieve Pain and Muscle Cramps

Since Epsom salts are readily absorbed into the body via our skin, soaking in an Epsom salt bath can be more than relaxing- it can help ease pains and cramps in the muscles. Magnesium sulfate works wonders in relieving pain, tension and cramps because it aids in the functions of enzymes across our body. Isn’t that amazing?

 

Feet-Loving Wonder

Epsom salts offer a lot of benefits for our feet. Simply soak your feet in warm water with half a cup of Epsom salt, and bid goodbye to these nasty feet problems: Athlete’s foot, toe nail fungus, splinters, and irritating sprains and bruises. It’s really that simple! And as a bonus- your feet will be cleaner and it will not have nasty smells or odors anymore!

So here are the wonderful benefits of Epsom salts. Why not go ahead and try one of our tips to keep your body freshly invigorated and healthy? We guarantee you it’ll be worth it!

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