Epsom salt should be a staple in your home as it is one of the best sources of magnesium that you will find. Although it is easy enough to confuse this with your regular table salt or even Himalayan salt for that matter, Epsom salt is magnesium-based rather than sodium-based. Studies show that most people are lacking magnesium in their diet, but this can be easily remedied by using this salt.

You’re probably wondering what Epsom salt can do for you, so if this is your first time to try it, here are a few amazing uses for this must-have kitchen staple:

Bath soak

Epsom salt is commonly added in baths to help you relax because of its high magnesium content. It is useful when it comes to detoxification which we need from time to time. All that you have to do is to add a cup of Epsom salt in your warm bath, then soak for about 20 minutes. You can even add a few drops of lavender essential oil too if you like to make your bath water smell nice.

Hand wash

Another use for Epsom salt is that you can make a hand wash out of it. All that you have to do is to mix half a cup of water with half a cup of baby oil, and ¼ cup of Epsom salts. You can even add your choice of essential oil in the mix and that’s it.

Foot scrub

Our feet are often battered and bruised with the constant wear and tear that we do to them all the time. If your feet feel tired at the end of the day, the best thing to do is to prepare a cup of magnesium flakes or Epsom salt, castile soap, and carrier oil to create a foot scrub. You can use this to treat your cracked heels too.

Sea salt spray

If you want to add more body to your hair, then creating a sea salt spray can be good for you. You can create your own beach spray using Epsom salt which you can use after applying some dry shampoo.

Sunburn relief

Sunburn can be painful but not when you have can make your own sunburn relief spray. All that you have to do is to add 2 tablespoons of Epsom salt in a cup of water then cool it. You can add a few drops of lavender essential oil, or your choice of essential oil in a spray bottle and shake afterwards. Spray on your skin to help alleviate the pain.

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