Epsom Salt is a chemical compound of magnesium, sulfate, and oxygen. People have believed for a long time that it’s great to use on sore muscles. We’ve also been using it in the garden, and against bugs in more ways than one! There are multiple uses inside and out of the home. Let’s take a look at my favorite uses for Epsom salt.
My Favorite Ways to Use Epsom Salt
My favorite way to use Epsom salt is to soak in a long warm bath. I have 3 boys, and sometimes mommy needs a quiet moment alone! I also like to use it for achy feet. Soaking my feet does me a world of good!
18 Uses for Epsom Salt
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- Soothing bath – Add 2 cups of Epsom salt to the bath, and soak in it for 15-30 minutes.
- Foot soak – Add to 1/4 – 1/2 cup of Epsom Salt to a basin or to a Pedicure Spa Bath and soak for 10-15 minutes.
- Hand soak – Use the same method as foot soak. Yes, you can do the same thing with your hands! This is a great way to relax!
- Foot odor – 1/2 cup Epsom Salt with a 10-15 minutes soak
- Achy feet – Do a foot soak like above, but for a little longer, about 15-30 minutes.
- Athlete’s foot – 1/2 cup for 30 minutes, may help with the fungus.
- Bug bites – make a little paste with water and Epsom salt and rub on the area.
- Sunburn – make a paste with water, to help relieve minor sunburns.
- Splinter removal – 1/4 cup of Epsom salt and warm water soaking for 10 minutes or more, may help reduce inflammation and soften tissues around a splinter. If you can’t remove the splinter at home, seek medical help!
- Garden – Sprinkle around vegetables and flowers once a week. Try it on your roses and tomatoes and much more!
- Lawn – Keep the grass green. Sprinkle a mixture of 1/4 cup of Epsom Salt and water on the lawn.
- Remove ice – Epsom Salt equally mixed, 1 to 1 ratio. Put it on the ice and it should melt.
- Insecticide – Dprinkle around plants to deter some insects.
- Slugs – Sprinkle around problem areas, and entryways.
- Clean tile – Mix a 1 to 1 ratio with dish soap to clean tile.
- Clean the washing machine – Sprinkle 1/4 cup of Epsom salt in the bottom of the machine and run a full cycle. See manual before doing this to avoid possible damage or warranty termination.
- Clean pots and pans – Metal, and glass pans, add a pinch of Epsom salt to a pan to help scrub stubborn food. See instructions to your specific type of pans to make sure it will not cause damage.
- Hard water stains – Mix 1 cup Epsom Salt, 1/2 cup Baking Soda, and 1/4 cup Seventh Generation Dish Liquid, to help clean up hard water stains.
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I like buying a big bag of Epsom salt. It’s so useful all around the house that I may as well have enough to go around. If you have some Epsom salt laying around, maybe you can try using in the garden or some of the cleaning techniques. Try something you haven’t tried before you may be surprised!
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