Epsom salts that originally came from the waters in England in the 17th century have long been used for baths and foot soaking. It has a great property to provide relaxation as well as to help soothe the pain. The one thing that many people who are in high-stress jobs or in stressful family or life situations, in general, are taking that bath or having that foot soak in the basin that involves the use of Epsom salts.
However, there are other great uses for Epsom salts, and let’s look at 5 of those right now.
1. Helps With Relieving Sunburn Pain
You would think that the type of pain relief that Epsom salts would provide would only have to do with body aches and pains. But it also helps with relieving sunburns and the pain associated with it. That is because it helps with reducing inflammation. What you can do if you are sunburned after spending a lot of time outdoors, even while wearing sun protection is to get a spray bottle. Take a 1 cup of water and 2 tablespoons of Epsom salt, and mix it together in the spray bottle. Then spray the affected areas.
2. Removing Splinters
Anytime you get a splinter, you are relying on tweezers to pull it out and that can be painful. What you can do instead is to take a bowl, put a cup of hot water in it. Add 2 tablespoons of Epsom salt in it so it will dissolve. Then put your finger or toe, or whatever area of your body that has the splinter. It will slowly come out and then pulling it out with the tweezers will be easy to do.
3. Exfoliating Skin
You don’t need to spend a lot of money on a skin exfoliator. What you can do instead is to add a small amount of Epsom salt to your face wash. Then rub in into your skin in a circular motion. It will remove the impurities as well as the dead skin from your face.
4. Acne And Blackhead Remover
It is rough having acne and blackheads, but the great thing is, Epsom salts can help remove both as they have strong antimicrobe properties. For acne, be sure to add a teaspoon of it to your face cleaner, and that will help remove the acne quicker. For removing blackheads, the mixture is a little more involved but not by much. Take a half of a cup of hot water, put in 4 drops of iodine as well as a teaspoon of Epsom salts. Mix it up, and after it cools down, rub the solution in the areas with blackheads. Wash your skin after with warm water, and then pat it dry with a cloth.
5. A Great Wash For Pots And Pans
When food gets stuck on the bottom of your pots and pans, it can be hard to remove. But what you can do is fill up your pots and pans with hot water and then put a little bit of Epsom salt into it, and then start scrubbing. It will come off easily.
Do you know of other useful things that you can do with Epsom salts that were not mentioned? Why not share if you do.