Epsom salts (also known as magnesium sulphate) is good for so many things especially your garden.
It is used in cleaning products, poultices for drawing out objects, supplements, pesticides and adding more green and foliage to your plants.
These uses have been found on the internet for epsom salts. We do not confirm whether all uses are effective however we leave it to your discretion to decide what you will use epsom salts for.
- As a relaxing magnesium bath soak- Add at least 1 cup to a warm bath and soak for 20 minutes.
- Splinter Removal– Soak in concentrated epsom salt water to pull out a splinter.
- Magnesium Foot Scrub– Make a homemade magnesium scrub for a boost of magnesium and super soft skin.
- Better Vegetables– Add a tablespoon of epsom salt to the soil below a tomato plant to boost growth.
- Facial Wash– Add a pinch to your usual face cleaner for a skin exfoliating magnesium boost.
- Tile/Grout Cleaner– Mix equal parts of liquid dish soap and epsom salts and use to scrub tile and grout. Rinse well for a streak free shine.
- Body Aches– Add 2 cups to a warm bath and soak for at least 20 minutes to help relieve muscle sprains and for a transdermal magnesium boost.
- Homemade Sea Salt Spray– Make your own sea salt spray to add texture and volume to hair.
- Water House Plants– Help house plants grow by adding a couple tablespoons of epsom salt to the water when you water them.
- Volume Boosting Hair Mask– Combine equal parts of conditioner and epsom salt and leave on hair for 20 minutes. Rinse well and let air dry for thicker hair.
- Foot Soak– For a concentrated magnesium boost, add 1 cup to a hot foot soak and soak for 20 minutes.
- Get rid of slugs– Have slugs in your garden or on your patio? Sprinkle epsom salt to deter them.
- Making Magnesium Lotion– Using magnesium flakes is a better option, but in a pinch, you can use epsom salt to make homemade magnesium oil
- Laxative– For occasional constipation, a teaspoon dissolved in water can help. Check with a doctor first.
- Beautiful Roses– Add a tablespoon a week to the soil around rose bushes before watering for faster growth.
- Soil Prep– Before planting, we add a few 5-pound bags to the soil in the garden and water in to help replenish soil magnesium levels.
- Headache relief– There is evidence that soaking in a soothing salt bath may help relieve headache.
- Smooth skin– Mix 1/2 cup epsom salt with 1/4 cup olive oil and scrub skin in the shower for healthy and smooth skin.
- Itchy Skin or Bug Bites– Dissolve a tablespoon in to 1/2 cup of water and cool. Spritz on itchy skin or apply a wet compress to help relieve itching.
- Minor Sunburn Relief– Use the same ratio in the itchy skin relief above and spritz on to minor sunburns to help soothe them.
- Help Kids Sleep Better– Add a cup to kids’ bath water before bed to help them sleep peacefully.