Magnesium sulfate is something most of us know as Epsom salt. Sorry to break it to you but it’s not salt at all. It’s actually a natural mineral compound found in (and named after) a spring at Epsom in Surrey, England. Magnesium and sulfate are easily absorbed through the skin and for centuries people around the world have found numerous uses for Epsom salt as a home remedy.
The Universal Health Institute says, “Soaking in an Epsom Salt bath is one of the most effective means of making the magnesium your body needs readily available. Epsom Salt also delivers sulfates, which medical research indicates are needed for the formation of brain tissue, joint proteins and the mucin proteins that line the walls of the digestive tract.” We love the stuff for everything from baths to beauty so check out these eight awesome uses for Epsom salt.
1. Amp Up Your ‘Do
If you mix equal parts Epsom salts and your favorite conditioner, you can make your own hair mask that will condition and volumize your hair. Leave it on for 20 minutes and then rinse before drying and styling as usual.