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13 Wonderful Ways to Use Epsom Salts

Remove excess oil from hair: Epsom salt soaks up excess oil from hair. Add 9 tablespoons of epsom salt to 1/2 cup of oily hair shampoo. Apply one tablespoon of the liquid to your hair when it is dry; rinse with cold water. Pour lemon juice or organic apple cider vinegar through the hair, leave on for 5-10 minutes, and then rinse. For dryness, here’s how to Repair Your Hair with Olive Oil.

Remove hairspray: Combine 1 gallon of water, 1 cup of lemon juice, and 1 cup epsom salt. Combine, cover and let set for 24 hours. The next day, pour the mixture into your dry hair and let it sit for 20 minutes. Then shampoo as normal.

Hair volumizer: Combine equal parts of deep conditioner and epsom salt. Warm in a pan. Work the warm mixture through your hair and leave on for 20 minutes. Rinse.

Adapted from the Epsom Salt Industry Council (Note: Check with a doctor before using if you have any health concerns.)

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12:39PM PDT on Mar 24, 2014

I soak 3 times a week in a epsom salt bath. It helps to restore the nerves that were damaged by the attack I suffered in my home, and it removes toxins that build up in your body. Wonderful stuff!

7:36AM PDT on Mar 17, 2014

I love a long soak in a hot epsom salt bath!

1:22PM PST on Jan 31, 2014

I can definitely attest to its help with sprains, swelling, and soreness! This stuff works miracles, and no doctor ever recommends that you use it as a pain-reliever. Thank you, care2!

7:40AM PST on Jan 31, 2014

Salt scrubs in spas cost big bucks and make you feel so soft. All they use is Epsom salt!

9:14AM PST on Jan 9, 2014


friv 2 I have severe psoriasis and I just soak every night in a wonderful epsom salt bath for about 2 weeks...completely clears my skin! My Dr. doesn't even acknowledge it because "he didn't prescribe or monitor it" Totally works every time!

8:52AM PST on Jan 1, 2014

More useful than I thought.

7:01AM PST on Nov 30, 2013

Love them in my bath! Thanks

6:35PM PDT on Sep 12, 2013

I have severe psoriasis and I just soak every night in a wonderful epsom salt bath for about 2 weeks...completely clears my skin! My Dr. doesn't even acknowledge it because "he didn't prescribe or monitor it" Totally works every time!

7:02AM PDT on Sep 9, 2013

Thanks for the great ideas

3:58AM PDT on Sep 3, 2013

Thanks.

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