In the age of packages, purchases and the latest products many of us have lost sight of the simple materials that started it all. Classic home products are nearly forgotten, but Epsom salt is one that still deserves some attention. Epsom salt is a natural mineral compound. It is made up of magnesium, sulfate, and oxygen. But what are the uses of Epsom salts?
Writers at Little House Living have given us several uses for our bodies and our homes. These are just a few of my favorites:
For the bath. Epsom salt baths are perfect for an aching body. It will help you to feel less stressed and to sleep better after. Make an Epsom bath by adding 2 cups of Epsom salt to a warm bath. Relax in the tub for 20 minutes or more to do the job.
For splinters. Epsom salt can help you to remove pesky splinters. A soak in an Epsom salt mixture will increase the skin’s osmotic pressure. This increase will pull the splinter to the surface of the skin.
For the plants. Epsom salt gives extra minerals to house plants. Mix 2 tablespoons of Epsom salt per gallon of water. Use this water to water your houseplants. You can also use Epsom salt for tomato or pepper plants in your garden. If you know your soil is low in magnesium, you can add Epsom salt to the soil before planting. Simply drop a tablespoon in the hole before you transplant.
Read on for many more uses of Epsom salt for your home and body.