This year has been a tight one for many families including mine, so I have been very open to inexpensive, yet still thoughtful gift options for the upcoming holidays. I also love homemade items, but my time has also been very tight and crafting has been put on a back burner. Thankfully, I had the opportunity to review Epsom Salt and I am very surprised with all the uses and possible gift ideas it offers.
Epsom Salt has been used for centuries to cure common ailments, like splinters, sore muscles, mosquito bites, bee stings, mild sunburn, and even poison ivy. Yet, I have never used this product before. When I received the Epsom salt, I immediately looked at the pampering options, because I knew it was suppose to help with my swollen ankles that my pregnancy has been so nice to bestow upon me.
- Glowing skin exfoliating treatment
- Use mixture to gently scrub away dry skin
- Microdermabrasion facial
- For deep-pore cleansing
- Bathtime Bliss
- For relaxation, sore muscles and even helps fade bruises
- For wonderfully soft feet
- Spa Treatment
- Can be used after shower on wet skin to exfoliate the body
- Hair Volumizer
- Helps remove oil to add volume to hair
I, of course, was drawn to the Bathtime Bliss option and convinced my hubby to keep our little one busy for at least the 12 minutes I was suppose to soak. I really enjoyed the 15 minutes I was able to relax and not only did the swelling go down in my ankles, but my skin felt softer. I also convinced my hubby to help me do the pedicure, as reaching my feet isn’t exactly comfortable right now. Even after a week, my feet still feel smooth and soft.
After enjoying this pampering, I was happy to learn that there was also health benefits to soaking in the tub with Epsom salt. The two major components of Epsom salt are magnesium and sulfate. I didn’t realize that many people have a magnesium deficiency due to the amount of processed foods in our diets. Magnesium helps regulate the activity of more than 300 enzymes in the body and helps reduce inflammation to relieve pain and muscle cramps. Sulfate helps flush toxins and form proteins in joints, brain tissue, and mucin proteins. It also improves absorption of nutrients. Just by soaking in an Epsom salt bath, you can increase your body’s levels of both magnesium and sulfate. Plus, look at these other health benefits:
- Summer Ailments
- Compresses can be made to soothe mosquito bites, bee stings, mild sunburn, and poison ivy
- Sore muscles
- Relief by using a compress or soaking in bath
As I mentioned earlier, Epsom salt also offer possible inexpensive gift options. I think just simply buying some Epsom salt and putting it in an interesting container with a list of possibly uses that would apply to the individual would be great. For example, for a runner, you could list how to use it for a nice soak, to make a compress, or even a foot bath. There are also many ways that a gardener could use this product for houseplants, roses, shrubs, garden setup, tomatoes, lawns, and trees. If you want to put more of a homemade spin on the gift, you could make homemade bath crystals with a few drops of their favorite fragrance. The possibilities for personalizing this simple gift are only limited to your imagination.
To find out how more about using Epsom salt, please visit the Epsom Salt Council website. Not only do they have the specific details of how to use Epsom salt, but there are several other ideas that I haven’t mentioned that you may be able to put to use.
You can purchase Epsom salt at most drug stores for only a couple dollars! You typically will find this item by the aspirin or Tylenol.
I received samples for the purpose of reviewing. Opinions are my own or my families and are not influenced by any form of compensation.