When you have a bath with Epsom salts, the magnesium sulphate is absorbed through the skin, and draws toxins from the body. It also sedates the nervous system to relax you completely, reduces swelling, relaxes muscles, relieves muscular aches and pains and is also a natural emollient and exfoliator.
The best way to make an Epsom salt bath is to add two standard cups of Epsom salts to a warm bath whilst the water is running. Once the bath is add the right level and temperature for you climb in slowly and let your body soak for 15-20 minutes. Epsom salts can be used for a variety of beauty purposes too.
As a Facial Cleanser: mix a half-teaspoon of Epsom salts with a tablespoon of yoghurt and massage into skin and rinse with luke warm water. If you prefer a thicker cleanser add a teaspoon of oatmeal.
Avocado skin mask: For normal to oily or dry skin, mix 1 egg, 1/4 cup of yoghurt, the juice of 1 lemon, and a half-teaspoon of Epsom salts. Apply the mask to damp skin. Leave on for 10 minutes and then rinse off with luke warm water.
Skin Exfoliator: Epsom Salts are a fantastic exfoliator to remove dead skin cells and rejuvenate tired looking skin. Massage half a cup of Epsom salt over your wet skin whilst you are in the shower. Don’t forget to rinse off.
Shampoo: As Epsom salt soaks up excess oil from hair it can be added to your favourite shampoo when your hair is extra oily. Add about a quarter of a cup while you are shampooing. When it comes time for conditioning pour lemon juice through the hair for a natural rinse.