18 Simple Epsom Salt Health & Beauty Hacks

The name “Epsom salt” is derived from a bitter, salty English spring located in Surrey. The water springs from a geology of porous clay and chalk, and its salt is dried. Epsom salts contains up to 7 water molecules attached to magnesium sulfate forms (magnesium, oxygen, and sulfur together).

These salts have been used as anti-inflammatory remedies for the treatment of small wounds, sore muscles, dry skin, ailments, and as natural exfoliants.

We present you 18 incredible and simple Epsom salt health and beauty tips.

1. Hair Volumizer

Have you ever felt that you hair is heavy and oily after using a conditioner? Prepare the following homemade hair volumizer to solve that problem.

Ingredients

  • One part Epsom salt
  • One part conditioner (choose an organic product)
  • Small bowl

Preparation

Mix the Epsom salt and the conditioner in the bowl. Then, apply the prepared hair volumizer like you always do, let it stay for 20 minutes, and wash it off. DO this once a week.

2. Relieves Sunburn

Suburns can be intensely painful. Thanks to the anti-inflammatory properties of Epsom salt, you can use it to lower the sunburn irritation.

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp. of Epsom salt
  • Empty spray bottle
  • 1 Cup of water

Preparation

Prepare a mixture of the Epsom salt and water. Use a spray bottle to spray the mixture on the affected skin areas.

3. Treats Dry Lips

Epsom salt is able to remove dry and dead skin cells, so it’s excellent for making your lips healthier and fuller.

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp. of raw, organic coconut oil and/or cacao butter
  • 1 tsp. of Epsom Salt
  • Small bowl

Preparation

Mix the butter/oil and the Epsom salt in a bowl. Gently rub the mixture on your lips.

4. Relieves Bug Bite

The anti-inflammatory properties of Epsom salt are great for treating infections and irritations caused by bug bites.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of water
  • 2 tbsp. of Epsom salt
  • Medium size bowl
  • Washcloth

Preparation

Combine the Epsom salt and water in a bowl, and soak the washcloth in the prepared liquid. Place the washcloth on the irritated area.

5. Relieves Sore Muscle

The anti-inflammatory properties of Epsom salt can soothe your sore muscles after exercise.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1 tsp. of Epsom salt
  • Medium size bowl

Preparation

Dissolve the Epsom salt in the bowl with hot water. Allow the solution to cool in a freezer for about 20 minutes, and then apply it on the affected area (make sure the affected area is cleaned and dried before applying the solution).

6. Pedicure

The exfoliating properties of Epsom salt will soften the callused and roughs skin on your feet. Follow the instructions to make an inexpensive pedicure.

Ingredients

  • Half a cup of Epsom salt
  • Warm soapy water
  • Container big enough for your feet

Preparation

Mix the soapy water and Epsom salt in the container, and soak your feet in the mixture for about 10 minutes. Dry them and remove your nail polish. File or cut your toenails, and put your feet back in the solution to soak for another 5 minutes. Pull your feet out, dry them, and you will notice the positive results.

7. Bee Sting Treatment

If you have trouble breathing and severe swelling after a bee sting, seek for an emergency medical attention. But for minor swellings, you can use Epsom salt thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of cold water
  • 2 tbsp. of Epsom salt
  • Medium size bowl
  • Cotton washcloth

Preparation

Prepare a solution from the water and Epsom salt. Soak the washcloth in it, and place it on the swollen area.

8. Epsom Salt Bath

An Epsom salt bath will keep your skin healthy and hydrated.

Necessary Items

  • 2 cups of Epsom salt
  • Tub full of hot water
  • Relaxing atmosphere

Instructions

Pour the Epsom salt in a tub full with hot water. Soak for 12 minutes at a minimum. We recommend doing this Epsom salt bath 3 times weekly for optimal results.

9. Face Cleanser

The face cleansers’ effects can be improved by Epsom salt, thanks to its exfoliating properties.

Ingredients

  • Face cleansing cream (choose organic)
  • Half a teaspoon of Epsom salt
  • Small bowl

Preparation

Mix the Epsom salt and the typical amount of face cream in the bowl. Gently rub the mixture on your face, and wash it off with cold water. Dry your skin.

10. Bath Crystals

Use Epsom salts to make your own inexpensive bath crystals.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of Pink Himalayan Salt
  • 2 cups of Epsom salt
  • 30-40 drops of essential oils like Lavender, Frankincense, Lemon, Eucalyptus, etc.)
  • Medium size bowl
  • Small jar

Preparation

Mix the essential oils and salts in the bowl, and store the prepared mixture in a jar. Add the given bath crystals in your bath when you want.

11. Treatment of Splinter

To reduce the swelling and irritation after removing a splinter, use Epsom salt.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of cold water
  • 2 tbsp. of Epsom salt
  • Medium size bowl
  • Cotton washcloth

Preparation

Mix the water and Epsom salt in the bowl and soak the washcloth in the prepared solution. Apply it on the affected area.

12. Spa Treatment after Shower

Use Epsom salt to exfoliate your skin after a shower. You will get the same results as being in a spa. The nutrients and coarse texture of the salt will cleanse your skin and remove the dead skin cells, leaving your skin smooth and silky.

Preparation

Carefully massage your wet skin after taking a shower, with a handful of Epsom salt. Massage until you feel your skin is completely exfoliated. Wash it off and see the results right away.

13. Deep Exfoliation

You can use Epsom salt to prepare a solution for deep exfoliation on extra-dry or rough skin patches. However, don’t use it on irritated or broken skin.

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup of coconut oil and/or raw, organic cacao butter
  • 2 cups of Epsom salt
  • 3 drops of lavender essential oil
  • A bowl in medium size

Preparation

Mix the Epsom salt, essential oil, and the oil/butter in a bowl. Gently rub the mixture on dry or rough skin patches.

14. Poison Ivy Remedy

Epsom salt can relieve swelling or irritation from poison ivy.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of cold water
  • 2 tbsp. of Epsom salt
  • Cotton washcloth
  • A bowl in medium size

Preparation

Mix the water and Epsom salt in a bowl, and soak the washcloth in the prepared solution. Appply the washcloth on the affected areas when needed.

15. Ice Bath

You can add Epsom salt in an ice bath to promote healing, due to its anti-inflammatory properties. Athletes often use ice baths to help their healing process.

Preparation

Make an ice bath, and add 3 to 4 cups of Epsom salt. Endure in the bath and feel the benefits.

16. Improves Sleep

Your night’s rest can be improved with Epsom salt, as it’ll relax your muscles and soothe your skin.

Preparation

Relax with a hot bath with added few handfuls of Epsom salt, right before bedtime.

17. Foot Issues

Epsom salt can be used for treating many foot problems such as swollen feet, joint pain, toenail and foot fungus, and improving the foot odor.

Necessary Items

  • 1 cup of Epsom salt
  • Warm-hot water
  • Large container (big enough to hold your feet)

Instructions

Pour the water in a large container, and add the Epsom salt. Once it dissolves, soak your feet for about 15-200 minutes. Do this on a daily basis, until the problem with your feet is resolved.

18. Protects Skin

The buildup of dead skin cells when you tan can prevent proper applying of sunscreen. To remove them and apply sunscreen effectively, prepare the following exfoliation scrub with Epsom salt.

Ingredients

  • 2 oz of Epsom salt
  • 2 oz of sea salt
  • 4 oz of coffee grounds
  • Sesame oil
  • 1 tsp. of eucalyptus oil
  • Medium size bowl

Preparation

In a medium bowl, mix the coffee grounds, sea salt, Epsom salt, and eucalyptus oil. Make a paste by adding sesame oil. Rub the paste on the tanned skin areas. Wash it off in the shower.