While salt is commonly associated with cooking, it serves as cheap and natural boost to your beauty regimen as well. Epsom salt, which is form of magnesium sulfate, offers a wide range of benefits as well as beauty, gardening-related, and household uses. It can be found in any drug store and is widely used to degrease oily hair, cleanse the scalp, and moisturize dry hair.
A Quick Fix for Oily Hair
Add two tablespoons of Epsom salt to a bottle of shampoo you normally use, and shake the bottle so that the salt dissolves. Wet the hair and add a quarter-size doze of the shampoo to your palms. Rub the palms together to lather the mixture, and then massage it into the hair`s root and the scalp. Rinse the hair thoroughly and repeat the process.
Shampooing the first time removes oil and dead skin cells from the scalp while doing it the second time allows the salt to penetrate the scalp and make the hair fresher.
Moisturizing Dry Hair
Mix equal amounts of Epsom salt and a conditioner. For instance, you can use three tbsp of salt with three tbsp of conditioner. Heat the mixture in a microwave for half a minute, making sure it`s not too hot nor too cool.
Shampoo the hair and the massage the warm conditioner into the scalp and the end ends. Let it work for about twenty minutes before rinsing it off.
Other Ways to Use Salt
Natural Leg Scrub: Mix a cup of olive oil with two tablespoons of salt and rub it into the legs to get clear, smooth, and soft skin.
Salt Body Scrub: Mix two tablespoon of sea salt with half a cup of coconut oil to use it as a body scrub.
De-Flake Lips: Mix a teaspoon of petroleum jelly with a few tablespoons of Epsom salt and massage the mixture onto the lips.
Soothe Sunburn: Mix a cup of water with two tablespoons of Epsom salt and spray the solution onto the sunburn to get a quick relief.
Soften Callused Feet: Add half a cup of Epsom salt into tub with warm water and soak the feet for a few minutes.
Headaches: Add a teaspoon of salt to a glass of water and drink it right away.
Injuries: Dissolve two teaspoons of salt in a glass of water and apply onto the affected area.