Although salt mostly is associated with cooking, you can use this white crystalline substance as cheap and natural boost to your beauty regimen.
Epsom salt is form of magnesium sulfate that offers a wide range of benefits, including beauty, gardening-related and household uses. You can buy this salt in any pharmacy and you can use it to degrease oily hair, cleanse the scalp and moisturize dry hair, as well.
A Quick Fix for Oily Hair
In the bottle of shampoo add 2 tablespoons of Epsom salt and shake the bottle until the salt dissolves. Wet your hair and add a quarter-size doze of the shampoo to your palms. Rub your palms in order to lather the mixture and then massage it into the hair`s root and the scalp. Rinse your hair well and repeat the same process once again.
By shampooing the first time you will remove the oil and dead skin cells from your scalp and by shampooing for second time you will allow the salt to penetrate into your scalp and make the hair fresher.
Moisturizing Dry Hair
Combine equal amounts of Epsom salt and a conditioner. For example, you can mix 3 tablespoons salt and 3 tablespoons conditioner. Heat the mixture in a microwave for about 30 seconds. Next step is to shampoo the hair and then massage the warm conditioner into your scalp and the ends. Leave it act for about 20 minutes and then rinse it off.
Other Ways to Use Salt
Natural Leg Scrub: prepare mixture of 1 cup olive oil and 2 tablespoons of salt and rub it into your legs. Your skin will become very smooth and soft.
Salt Body Scrub: mix 2 tablespoons of sea salt with ½ cup of coconut oil and use it as a body scrub.
De-Flake Lips: combine 1 teaspoon of petroleum jelly and few tablespoons of Epsom salt and gently massage your lips with this mixture.
Soothe Sunburn: mix 1 cup of water and 2 tablespoons of Epsom salt and spray the solution onto the sunburn and thus get a quick relief.
Soften Callused Feet: into tub with warm water add ½ half a cup of Epsom salt and soak your feet for several minutes.
Headaches: to a glass of water add 1 teaspoon of salt and drink it right away.
Injuries: dissolve 2 teaspoons of salt in 1 glass of water and apply it onto the affected area.