We love Epsom salt in our float tanks. The salt helps support relaxation and improves your physical condition. However, there are lots of other ways to use Epsom salt around the home. The following tips may inspire you to make Epsom salt part of your daily routine.
Stop the Pain
Life is full of painful situations – overworked muscles, splinters, sunburns, and bee stings to name a few. Many people soak their fingers, hands, or feet in concentrated Epsom salt water to remove a splinter or embedded stinger. Epsom salt also rejuvenates tired muscles and relieves the pain of muscle aches, sprains, or strains. People often use a float tank for soaking, but you can take an Epsom salt bath at home; it will also leach the pain out of sunburns.
Pamper Your Feet
Epsom salt is made of magnesium sulfate, which softens and exfoliates the skin. Our feet take a beating every day as we complete our work, keep up with our families, or exercise at the gym. Pamper them with a magnesium foot scrub. You can find recipes online, or use those recipes as a jump-off point to create your own.
Pump Up the Plants
Some gardeners add a tablespoon or two of Epsom salts to their plants’ water. The magnesium, which helps the human body regulate itself, also helps plants grow and remain healthy. Gardeners use Epsom salt on their porches and patios, and in their flowerbeds, to protect their plants from slugs. Some use it to prepare soil for new plants.
Kids feel stress just like adults; at times, their lives may seem more stressful. Juggling homework, extracurricular activities, and their ever-changing social landscapes, kids can find it hard to calm down. This is especially true when trying to fall asleep. However, adding a cup of Epsom salt to your child’s bathwater may help him or her fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer.
Move Things Along
You should never ingest Epsom salt without a doctor’s permission, as the results could be toxic. But some doctors prescribe using a little Epsom salt for occasional constipation relief. Try it if other laxatives haven’t worked or you’re looking for a more natural remedy. If constipation persists however, you should see your doctor.
Soothe Your Skin
Acne is not just a teenage problem; many NWFC clients struggle with acne, rosacea, hives, and other skin problems well into adulthood. Try mixing ½ cup of Epsom salt and ¼ cup of olive oil, and adding it to your shower or bathwater. Scrub with the solution to achieve soft, smooth, healthy skin.
For more uses of Epsom salts or to schedule a float session, contact NWFC today.