Epsom salt is a common item in grocery stores and beauty stops, but why is it so commonly sold? Truth be told, Epsom salt has so many uses for beauty and in the home. In this article there will be 15 ways that you can use Epsom salt around the house, hopefully, these will be put to good use in your life!
Plant growth improvement
Sprinkling some Epsom salt in the soil around your plants (indoor or outdoor) will help boost magnesium content and improve plant growth. It is particularly beautiful for rose bushes in improving the beauty of the rose bush.
Help clean burnt pots and pans
Epsom salt with dish soap will help to scrub away burnt residue fast and easy. This cleans away the stuck on burnt stuff fast and easy.
Salt scrub booster
You can use salt scrubs to help scrub away dead skin similar to sugar scrubs. Epsom salt can be used by itself in a salt scrub or in combination with other salts for a good magnesium boost to your skin.
Tile and grout cleaner
Adding Epsom salt to some dishwashing liquid and a good scrub to your dirty tile and grout will clean the grout much better.
Create an Epsom salt solution by adding a tablespoon of Epsom salt for every cup of hot water, then let cool. This solution can be sprayed on itchy bug bites or skin and help relieve the itching. Great for kids!
Grind up some epsom salt in a blender to make it finer. Mix it with your face wash or oil cleanser and massage into your face. This helps make it smoother than a baby's butt!
Similar to how the Epsom solution from above will help relieve itching, a couple tablespoons of Epsom salt per cup of water will make a great sunburn spray. Spray solution on after you get a sunburn to help cool and heal the area.
Slug and raccoon deterrent
Sprinkling Epsom salt in your garden or lawn, as well as areas raccoons, tend to frequent helps to repel the critters. It’s cheap to get Epsom salt and won’t harm the environment, so the solution is a win-win!
Magnesium is amazing for plenty of skin solutions, your body, and plants. You can use Epsom salt in lotions, gardens, or face scrubs to help boost magnesium content.
Similar to how Epsom salt helps improve plant growth, sprinkling this salt around your lawn helps make your grass better too. Epsom salt can help make your grass much greener and healthier.
Heal your eyes
You can make an Epsom salt solution similar to saline for cleaning your eyes to help heal eye problems. This saline will help to heal from issues like conjunctivitis and sties.
Using Epsom salt in your bath will help you relax after a long day. It also helps soothe aches and pains. A good estimate is about a cup of Epsom salt for a full warm bath.
This salt can be used for plenty of cute crafts, particularly in the winter time for winter-themed crafts. It makes for loads of fun with kids!
Mixing Epsom salt into the soil for your gardening before you plant the seeds improves magnesium content and makes for healthier plants. It also helps in food gardening to improve the yield of the plants.
Similar to using this kind of salt in your bath for a soak, you can dissolve Epsom salt in warm water for a foot soak as well. It helps to relax and soothe your feet from a long day. Try to use one whole cup of salt, and even add some essential oils for added relief and beautiful scent.
Overall, those 15 tips will help you use Epsom salt throughout the house for many different occasions and needs. This is a great source of magnesium and isn’t often harmful to children like plenty of other chemicals you can use for these types of relief or healing. Best of luck with these solutions in life!