Epsom salt, taking its name from a bitter saline spring at Epsom in Surrey, England, is not actually salt but a naturally occurring pure mineral compound of magnesium and sulphate. Long known as a natural remedy for a number of ailments, Epsom salt has numerous health benefits as well as many beauty, household and gardening-related uses.
Here at the Christer Collection we believe the regular use of Epsom Salt helps to relax the nervous system, alleviates aching limbs, relieves back and muscle pain and cramps, may help cure skin problems, treats congestion and colds, heals cuts and draws toxins from your body.
It’s a stress reliever and may even prevent the hardening of arteries and blood clots, thereby reducing the risk of heart disease and stroke.
How to use?
The recommended use is 300-400g or 1-2 full cups per bath.
Bathe up to three times per week in warm water containing
Epsom salt. Soak for a minimum of 12 minutes.
Epsom Salts can also be used as a salt scrub whilst showering. Always wet the skin first and use a small amount to avoid skin irritation.
Other uses for Epsom Salts
In the garden - Epsom Salt may be used to fertilize your plants, green up your lawn, remove unwanted insect pests, and prevent slugs among other things.
As a hand wash - Mix equal parts Epsom salts and baby oil to create a moisturizing hand cleanser. Store this mixture in bottles next to all of the sinks around your home and use regularly to keep hands soft and clean.
Clean tile and grout - Mix equal parts Epsom salts and liquid dish detergent to create a super effective tile and grout cleaner. Apply this mixture to dirty or stained surfaces in the bathroom, kitchen, or even outside and allow it to soak in for a minute or two. Then scrub away the loosened grime and rinse clean.