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Five Ways to Use Epsom Salt

Many have heard of Epsom salt, however not everyone knows that it is not actually salt but a naturally occurring mineral of magnesium and sulfate. When you purchase Epsom salt in stores, it has the look of very large granules of salt. There are many uses for this inexpensive household item, so it can be handy for our residents to keep it around.
Five ways to use Epsom salt include:

  • Soothing aching muscles. By adding Epsom salt to bathwater, the minerals are absorbed through the skin, providing relief from muscle tension and joint inflammation.

  • Washing pots and pans. The abrasiveness of the crystals can help to scrub off food particles without harming the dishware. This is especially beneficial on cast iron pots and pans, because it is not recommended to use soap on these kinds of dishes.

  • Relieving chapped lips. Add some Epsom salt to petroleum jelly and apply to lips to slough off dead skin.

  • Cleaning tile and grout. Mix Epsom salt with dish detergent, then apply it to the tile and grout in the bathroom. Let it soak for a few minutes, then scrub away the dirt and rinse clean.

  • Fertilizing house plants. Sprinkle a little Epsom salt in the soil of house plants to perk them up.

Following these tips, you can start to experiment in order to find many other uses for Epsom salt for both personal care and cleaning in your apartment.

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