10 Surprising Uses For Epsom Salt

10 Surprising Uses For Epsom Salt 

  1. Deflake your lips: Mix a bit of Epsom salt with petroleum jelly and massage it into your lips to remove dead skin cells. 
  2. Wash your face: Mix Epsom salt with liquid soap or face cream. Rub gently into your skin and rinse. You’ll get a moisture boost and remove dead skin cells.
  3. Ease a headache: If you have an aching head after a rough day at the office (or with the kids), try soaking in an Epsom salt bath. The salt-soaked bath can help relieve tension in your muscles and ease your headache. 
  4. Wash your hair: If your hair is particularly greasy, you can pull excess oils right out by adding a bit of Epsom salt to your shampoo. Wash and rinse as usual. 
  5. Constipation troubles: Help ease constipation symptoms by drinking a teaspoon of Epsom salt in a glass of water. The magnesium should help get things flowing again.
  6. Fade a bruise: Skip the raw meat compress and grab the Epsom salt instead. Mix two tablespoons of Epsom salt with a little water and apply it to the bruised area. 
  7. Plant fertilizer: Add one tablespoon of salt to tomato plant soil to encourage bigger plant growth. 
  8. Clean the washer: Fill your washing machine with hot water. Add Epsom salt and run a regular cycle to get rid of buildup on the insides of the machine. 
  9. Deter Slugs: Sprinkle a bit of Epsom salt onto the patio to keep slugs at bay on rainy days. 
  10. Remove a splinter: Apply salt to the skin over the splinter to help pull it to the surface. Bid a fond farewell to the painful tweezer method!