What do you get when you combine a beauty junkie with a lover of DIY projects? The answer is a girl who loves to experiment by making her own beauty treatments.
Now, I love to do something special for myself now and then and go to a spa for a luxurious facial or overall body treatment, but going to a spa not only costs a lot of money, but I also have to leave the comfort of my home and drive there. If you have kids, I can see why you would see a trip to the spa as an escape, but for someone like me, most times I’d rather just conduct my beauty treatments while at home. According to the Epsom Salt Council, I can do just that!
Epsom salt is a mineral of magnesium and sulfate. Magnesium is actually pretty vital for good health, and if you’re not consuming enough of it, you can actually absorb it simply by soaking in a bath infused with Epsom salts. Pretty amazing, right? Here’s another great fact about Epsom salt – it’s super inexpensive! I found a 4-pound carton of it at my local pharmacy for only $5.
Interested in giving Epsom salts a try? Here are some easy and fantastic recipes to create your own Epsom salts beauty DIY treatments:
- Glowing Skin Exfoliating Treatment: Mix two cups of Epsom salt with 1/4 cup of petroleum jelly and a few drops of lavender essential oil. Use the mixture to gently scrub away dry skin patches.
- Microdermabrasion Facial: Mix 1/2 teaspoon of Epsom salt with a facial cleanser for a deep-pore cleaning. Massage onto skin, rinse with cool water and pat dry.
- Pedicure Perfection: Dissolve a half cup of Epsom salt into two quarts of warm water. Pour the water into a container and soak your bare feet for 15 to 20 minutes. For an extra treat, add a few drops of eucalyptus oil for a refreshing scent. Massage the entire foot with Epsom salt, concentrating on the heels and ankles to remove any dry, rough spots. Rinse your feet with clean tap water and dry them thoroughly.
- Bath Time Bliss: Add two cups of Epsom salt to the water in a standard size bathtub and soak for at least 12 minutes. Add a few drops of your favorite fragrant essential oil.
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