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Various Health Uses Of Epsom Salts

Some tips form the Imsyser Team around the use of Epsom Salts. Imsyser would like to take a trip back to grandmothers ‘days when NATURAL was your only choice.

Why not try some of these tips with us. I, for one, use the tip of a teaspoon with my flat tsp. of bicarb first thing in the morning on a glass of water for my daily supply of magnesium. NATURALLY getting back to basics. Join us on our website www.imssyser.co.za for more health tips and more on our amazing product range.

With the creation of new medicines, treatments, tonics, rubs, sprays, soaks and other aids, many people have lost sight of the fact that before all of the fancier products came along, the old-fashioned products did the trick for most people. The newer products might come in fancier packages, have added aromas or come with sparkles and colours, but stripping all of that away, you end up with the underlying ingredient which is the one that works. Among these products are Witch Hazel, Isopropyl Alcohol and Epsom Salts:

  • Soaking a splinter wound in Epsom Salts can release the splinter and help the area to heal!
  • Epsom Salts work to relax tight muscles, and are found in many bath salt products
  • Epsom Salts is  a natural way to treat skin problems, relax the nervous system, and draw toxins from the body
  • Soak aching, tired feet in a pan of water with half a cup of Epsom Salts and not only will your feet feel better, but they’ll smell better too! Epsom Salts work to neutralize odour and soften skin. Soak feet until they feel better then rinse and dry well.
  • A full bath should contain 2 cups of Epsom salts for relief of tired feet, back muscles, legs or just as a way to have softer skin.
  • You can also rub Epsom salts all over the body while wet, then rinse and towel off. Rubbing Epsom salts directly on the body exfoliates skin and leaves it smooth and silky. Or mix Epsom salts with baby oil and keep by the sink if you wash your hands a lot. The combination can be used on the face, too, to treat dry skin problems. Cleanse your face with Epsom salts mixed with half a teaspoon of salts and your regular cleansing cream. Always rinse well thereafter.
  • The salts do wonders for the hair, absorbing oil from problem hair by adding 8 tablespoons of Epsom salts to a half a cup of shampoo that’s formulated for oily hair. Put a tablespoon of the shampoo mixture on dry hair and work it in and around the scalp area, rinsing it. To rinse it well, and further treat oily hair, pour a cup of apple cider vinegar over the hair, leave on for 5 minutes, and then rinse with cool water. To add fullness to thin hair, combine equal parts of Epsom salts and hair conditioner. Warm the mixture in a pan then work it into hair. Leave on for 20 minutes and rinse with warm water.
  • For occasional constipation: adults can mix 2 to 4 tsps. into water until dissolved and drink. Kids (6 to 12years) take ½  of that. This can be used twice a day by taking the first treatment, waiting 4 hours and taking the second dosage if necessary.
  • Bruises, sore or strained muscles and sprained ankles receive relief when soaking in Epsom salts. Epsom salts are safe to use but when applied directly to the skin or hair, rinse well.

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