5 Uses for Epsom Salt
Epsom salt has many uses around the house, garden and in almost every part of life. I’ve scoured the internet in search for the 5 best uses for epsom salt and had to share them with somebody. After trying these 5 techniques I will continue to use them for the rest of my life! So let’s check them out and get started!
1. Epsom Salt in the Garden
Epsom salt contains magnesium sulfate which breaks down into sulfur, magnesium and water. It give plants a ton of nutrients and is extremely helpful at getting rid of pests like bugs and other little critters. After using epsom salt in my garden last summer I had the biggest yield I’ve ever had!
2. Cleaning Dishes
Stuck on or burnt on food can be a pain. Even if soaking them in the hottest water sometimes won’t help. A great way to get off cooked on food is with epsom salt. Using your favorite dish detergent a sponge and some epsom salt scrub away the mess. The salt will act as a great abrasive to break up particles. Take caution if you use this method on nonstick surfaces.
3. Face Scrub
Add about a tea spoon of epsom salt into your favorite face cleansing product. Using the mixture scrub your face and rinse with warm water. It is a great way to exfoliate and rejuvenate your skin.
4. Remove Hair Product Buildup
Using hair spray or gel on a day-to-day basis causes a buildup of the product on your scalp. Getting this buildup off is near impossible with regular shampooing. Mix 1 cup of lemon juice and epsom salt into a gallon of water. Let the mixture sit overnight and apply it to your hair while massaging it into your scalp. End with a fresh shampoo and condition as normal.
5. Remove Detergent Buildup
Our washing machines gather a buildup of detergent over time. It’s unavoidable, but easily fixable. To clean out your washing machine and leave it fresh, clean, and running smoothly, just add about a quart of white vinegar and a cup of epsom salt. Let the machine fill up on its hottest setting, and let it agitate for about 5 minutes. Then stop the machine and let the mixture sit for about an hour, then finish the cycle.
Epsom salt, whether it’s being used for beauty, cleaning, indoors or out, has so many uses. I’ve picked my favorite that I have learned and tried so I can share them with you. Is there a use for epsom salt that you didn’t see on this list that you use? What’s your favorite use for epsom salt?