Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Works for me Wednesday

I recently read this info in the paper and haven't actually tried many of them but just found the many uses of this product to be really interesting.
Its simply Epsom salt:
Relaxing and sedative bath: soak in warm water and 2 cups of Epsom salts.

Foot soaks: soothe aches and remove odors and soften rough skin with a foot soak. Add 1/2 cup to large pan and soak for as long as it feels right.

Splinter remover: soak in Epsom salt and it will draw out the splinter.

Face cleaner: mix 1/2 teaspoon of Epsom salt with your regular cleansing crean. Massage into skin and rinse with cold water.

Remove excess oil from hair: Add 9 tablespoons of Epson 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.

Remove Hair spray residue: 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 normally.

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
I'm sure there are many products out there that will do the same things, but this is more of a natural way and lots of people are going green and using cheaper and more natural ways of doing things.
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Mari said...

These are some great uses for plain old epsom salts. Thanks!

Shelly said...

Wow! You are the informer. Never realized it had so many possiblities.

BTW-glad Ray-man is doing better.