Bath Refillery: Epsom Salts
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Missing the spa? DIY one at home! Commonly used in baths or peels as a salt detox, Epsom salt helps to relieve muscle aches and soreness due to its rich magnesium content. Adding this to your foot soak can also help to soothe blisters and aid in a quicker recovery!
As a salt bath/soak:
Pour 2 cups of epsom salts into a warm bath (33-37 degrees) and soak your body in it for around 20 minutes. You can also add the salts into a tub of warm water as a detoxifying foot soak. To enhance the experience, we recommend adding a tablespoon of baking soda and a few drops of organic Eucalyptus or Lavender essential oils.
As a scrub:
Turn on your shower and let the steam build up to open up your pores. Scoop out a handful of epsom salts and use it to exfoliate your skin. Use a glove or mitt to help with the buffing process.
As a hair rinse for oily scalp:
Mix equal parts Epsom salt to a dollop of shampoo before you wash your hair. You can also directly mix Epsom salt into your shampoo bottle. To do this, start by adding about two tablespoons per 500ml of shampoo.
Salt scrubs are great for exfoliating rough areas of your skin, but they are more abrasive in nature. For a gentler scrub, switch to sugar instead.
Basic Salt Scrub recipe
What you will need
1 cup of Epsom salt
1/4 cup of carrier oil (coconut, olive, jojoba, sunflower or sweet almond)
10-15 drops of Essential Oil (for a spa-like experience, we recommend the use of Lavender, Lemongrass, Peppermint or any Citrus Oils!)
In a bowl, mix the salt and oils together well till well marinated. Add the essential oils and pour into a jar for storage. You may use the scrub for up to 6 months.
100% cosmetic and food-grade Epsom Salt.
Country of origin: Germany
INCI: Magnesium Sulfate