Use Epsom Salt For Smoother, Healthier Hair

Author: Luke Rooney   Date Posted:28 February 2017 

What Is Epsom Salt? What is your favourite way to use Epsom salt?

Go grab yourself a bag and check out how YOU can use this versatile “salt” below!

What Is Epsom Salt?

  • Salt? NOT so much! Epsom salt isn’t even a salt.
  • Named after a bitter saline spring at Epsom (Surrey, England)
  • A naturally occurring mineral compound of magnesium and sulfate
  • Readily absorbed through the skin usually via bath
    • Reduces inflammation
    • Helps muscle and nerve functions
    • Prevents artery hardening
    • Improves the absorption of nutrients
    • Flushes out toxins


How To Use Epsom Salts To Get Luxurious Hair

Hair Purifier & Cleaner
  • Add Epsom salt to your shampoo
  • Helps get the oils out
  • Rinse your hair as usual
Smoother Hair
  • Mix equal parts of Epsom salt with hair conditioner and heat up the mixture in a pan
  • Massage the mixture into your hair
    • Start at the roots and work to the tips
  • Let it sit for 20 minutes
  • Rinse your hair as usual
Hair Volumizer
  • Use the same mixture above for smoother hair
  • Apply the treatment once weekly to help get rid of excess oil that can weigh your hair down

OTHER Ways To Use Epsom Salts

Face Cleanser
  • Mix Epsom salt with face cream (or face wash)
  • Gently rub this mixture on your face
  • Rinse as usual
Lip Exfoliator
  • Mix Epsom salt with a little coconut oil and rub onto your lips
    • Can also be used for the body as well!
Foot Scrub
  • Soothe dry, cracked feet by mixing Epsom salt, olive oil, castile soap and a few drops of your favorite essential oil
  • Rub this mixture onto your feet daily for best results
Sunburn Soother
  • Epsom salt has anti-inflammatory properties, which make it great for taming sunburned skin
  • Mix 2 tablespoons of Epsom salt with 1 cup of water in a spray bottle
    • Spray area as needed for relief
Ease Headaches
  • Soak in an Epsom salt bath for 20 minutes
  • Helps relieve tension in your muscles
  • Provides relief for headaches
Hangover Relief
  • Add a teaspoon of Epsom salt to water and drink
  • Helps flush out the toxins
  • Follow it up by drinking a LOT of water to rehydrate
Constipation Helper
  • Epsom salt acts as a natural laxative
  • Drink a teaspoon with some water
  • Will encourage your bowels to get moving again
Relieve Muscle Pain
  • Submerge your body in an Epsom salt bath to help speed up recovery and ease muscle pain
Sleep Enhancer
  • Soak in an Epsom salt bath before bed to help soothe your muscles and relieve tension
  • Helps ease anxious feelings
  • Relaxes your body and prepares you for better sleep
“Erase” Bruises
  • Fade bruises my mixing 2 tablespoons of Epsom salt with water
  • Apply this mixture to the bruised area
  • Helps with mild discoloration

What is your favourite way to use Epsom salt?

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