The beneficial effects of these salts was first discovered back in Shakespeare’s time in Epsom, England (hence the name).
From that time Epsom Salts has been used in a wide variety of applications, ranging from health and beauty to household cleaning and gardening.
Numerous studies have demonstrated the extensive benefits from the use of magnesium and sulphate. These two elements are the major components in the make up of Epsom Salts.
Health & Beauty Tips
Body Care: when Epsom Salts is absorbed through the skin, as when bathing, toxins are drawn from the body, the nervous system is sedated and muscles are relaxed. It is a natural emollient, exfoliator, and much more. Soak in a bath of warm water with 1 cup of Epsom Salts added.
Wet your body, massage all over with Epsom Salts, beginning with your feet, continuing up towards your face. Rinse off well.
Soothe aches and soften rough skin with a foot soak. Add ½ cup of Epsom salts to a 3 litre container of warm water. Soak feet for as long as desired. Rinse and dry.
Epsom Salts can also be used for sore muscles, insect bites or to remove splinters. Add 2 cups of Epsom Salts per 4.5 litres of water and soak.
For The Garden Lovers
Studies have shown that Magnesium Sulphates:
- Help seeds germinate
- Makes plants grow bushy
- Produce more flowers
- Increase chlorophyll production
- Improve phosphorus and nitrogen uptake
2 tablespoons Epsom Salts per 4.5 litres of water.
Feed plants monthly.
1 tablespoon Epsom Salts per 30cm of plant height per plant.
Scatter around each plant every two weeks and water well.
1 tablespoon Epsom Salts per 30cm of plant height per plant. Scatter around each bush every two weeks and water well.
Spraying weekly with Epsom Salts solution (1/2 cup per 4.5 litres water) will discourage garden pests. 1 tablespoon Epsom Salts per 3 square metres. Apply over root zone every 2-4 weeks
Epsom Salt scan be found in most supermarkets