by Sarah Anderson
Truth be told, Epsom salt is not salt at all. It’s actually a naturally occurring pure mineral compound of magnesium and sulfate, a fusion used all over the globe to build up a better immune system, create healthy locks, add a natural glow to skin, create a luxurious, relaxing bath and aid your growing garden. Here are some ways you can incorporate Epsom salt into your grooming routine to ensure a healthier, more beautiful 2017.
1. Bathing Beauty
Add one cup of Epsom salt to a warm bath and soak for 20 minutes. Epsom salt works wonders to relieve stress, reduce inflammation, soothe sprains and bruises and benefit internal organs.
Combine equal parts conditioner and Epsom salt and douse your hair in the mixture for 15-20 minutes. Rinse it all out and air-dry your locks for thicker, shinier hair.
3. Let it Grow
Epsom salt provides plants with vital nutrients like magnesium and sulfur. It also makes primary nutrients found in plants like nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium more effective. Sprinkle on the soil for thriving greenery.
4. A Scrub You’ll Love
Combine Epsom salt with olive oil to create a scrub. Lather the mixture all over your body in the shower for soft, glowing skin.
5. Wash Away the Day
Incorporate Epsom salt into your every day face wash for an exfoliating cleanser that digs deeper into pores, removing excess dirt and oil.
6. Sip While You Soak
Wine baths, known for their anti-aging and skin softening properties, are a highly effective treat for any skin type. The tartaric acid in champagne helps tone the skin while reducing discoloration and fine lines. It also assists in cleansing pores and reducing their overall appearance. Pop open the leftover bubbly from your New Year’s celebration and pour yourself a glass, then add some to your bath with this recipe:
- Combine half a cup of Epsom salt with 1 cup of champagne in a bowl.
- Warm 1 teaspoon of honey in the microwave for 30 seconds and add it to the mixture.
- Pour the concoction into your running bath and enjoy!