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Epsom Salt for Beauty: 10 Beauty Benefits of Epsom Salts for Skin, Hair and More

Posted by The Salt Box on 28th Jun 2018

Epsom salt is lauded for relieving aches and pains (and for its uses in the garden), but did you know the marvellous mineral also offers a host of benefits for your hair, skin and more? 

Epsom salts are a naturally-occurring pure mineral compound of sulphate and magnesium, and both of these minerals have natural healing properties and are powerful beautification boosters.

There are a number of reasons Epsom salt should be an integral part of your beauty regime. Let's take a look!

Whether you are seeking clearer, softer skin, voluminous hair, or just needing to unwind, it’s worthwhile welcoming Epsom salt into your life.

Here are 10 reasons why you should add Epsom salt to your beauty regime.

1- Alleviate Stress

Stress impacts your overall wellbeing in numerous ways, and this in turn can affect the way you look and feel. Why not reinvigorate your beauty with some TLC?

Taking time out to soak in a tub of magnesium-rich Epsom salt can do wonders for your wellbeing. This will help your muscles relax, and your mind unwind. When magnesium is absorbed through the skin it releases serotonin. The chemical is directly linked to feelings of happiness. Magnesium also cleanses toxins, heavy metals, and soothe strains, sprains and bruises.

We recommend mixing two cups of Epsom salt into a tranquil tub of warm water to reap the full benefits.

2- Exfoliate Dead Skin

Due to its crystalline structure, Epsom salt is a great exfoliant. Removing old, dead skin cells will leave you looking smooth and feeling fresh.

Simply place a small amount of Epsom salt into your hand and dampen with water. Massage into your skin and rinse. But why stop there? Mix this super salt with petroleum jelly, and you’ve got yourself a rejuvenating lip scrub!

3 - Cleanse Pores

Dirt and bacteria clog up pores in the skin. But you can fight blackheads and get a healthy glow, all with Epsom salt.

Combine one tablespoon of Epsom salt with 1 teaspoon of Aloe Vera gel and a few drops of your favourite essential oil. Simply scrub into pores and rinse with warm water.

4 - Repair Rough Patches

Rough skin on knees and elbows is never fun. Soften up these spots with Epsom salt, and turn your tub into a tranquil getaway.

Try adding the super salt to your bath with a few drops of essential oils for a restorative soak.

5- Reduce Cellulite

We know Epsom salt can detoxify the bloodstream and brighten complexion. But they can also help reduce the appearance of cellulite.

Epsom salt reduces water retention and breaks up the old fat cells that lead to cellulite. Create your own Epsom salt cellulite scrub. Just mix 1 cup of Epsom salt, ½ cup of coconut oil, and a few drops of essential oils. You can even store your creation in a mason jar for later use.

6- Treat Cracked Heels

Cracked and flaky heels can be the bane of us all. Relax and revive your feet with a natural therapeutic Epsom salt foot bath.

Immerse your feet into a tub of Epsom salt and hot water. Scrub with a Pumice stone, and watch your heels soften before your eyes.

7- Get Voluminous Hair

Lacking volume? Add some oomph to your locks with Epsom salt.

Simply mix ¼ cup of Epsom salt with 1 cup of water. Scrunch into hair for texturized waves, and store in a spray bottle for later use.

8- Revitalise Damaged Hair

It’s easy to tame frizz and dullness with Epsom salt. For those with oily hair, mix equal proportions of Epsom salt and shampoo together before washing.

If you’re prone to dry hair, add Epsom salt to your conditioner. Apply the mixture from scalp to tips, leave for two minutes, and rinse thoroughly.

9 - Prevent Premature Ageing

Epsom salt is high in antioxidants that prevent premature aging. Making your own lotion will help reduce fine lines and wrinkles.

Combine your moisturiser of choice with Epsom salt and apply. You’ll be left with silky-smooth and supple skin.

10- Banish Bad Breath

To banish bad breath and keep your oral health in check, Epsom salt can be used as a mouthwash. Dissolve two tablespoons of Epsom salt into a cup of lukewarm water. Gargle and rinse like you would with a normal mouthwash.

To give these a try beauty benefits, browse our range of Epsom salt here. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do!


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