Tuesday, October 18, 2011

♥~ Epsom Salt Review and Giveaway ~♥


What if I told you one simple product could do amazing things? Like exfoliate, relax muscles, facials, treat poison ivy, treat bee stings and mosquito bites, Help with lawn care, shrubs, and roses? Let me introduce you to Epsom Salt. I never knew Epsom Salt could do so many awesome things! Its great for Beauty, Gardening, and Health. Thats amazing! Plus all the things you can use this product on can save you a ton of $$$, and I love to SAVE $$$!!!



I was pleased to receive a carton of Epsom Salt to review. I had never previously tried it, even though I have heard of it, I never knew what it was used for. I first tried Bath-time Bliss, I ran a warm bath, added a little bit of bubbles, and 2 cups of Epsom salt. As I soaked, I noticed my skin was feeling softer, and my back pains were diminishing. I didn't want to get out (lol).

Then I tried the Microdermabrassion Facial, I added it to my fave facial scrub and mixed 1/2 TBS of Epsom Salt, and applied it to my face in a circular motion, and rinsed with cool water, and patted it dry. I noticed my skin felt soft, refreshed and clean. I cant wait to try out the other solutions Epsom Salt can do! (Maybe my blue thumb will turn green with the help of Epsom Salt.)

You can also use Epsom Salt many different ways, I listed a few, to find more ways you can use or to learn more about Epsom Salt, you can visit their website Epsomsaltcouncil.org, or connect with them through Facebook, Twitter (@epsom_salt) and Youtube.

Pampering:
One of the first budget cuts for many families is spa trips and expensive bath beads, but with Epsom Salt, you can create the ultimate spa. A relaxing bath or an exfoliating treatment will leave your skin radiant and glowing!

♥~Glowing skin exfoliating treatment: Mix 2 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 TBS of Epsom Salt into a cleansing cream for a deep-pore cleansing. Massage on skin. Rinse with cool water and pat dry.
♥~ Bath-time Bliss: Add 2 cups of Epsom Salt to the water in a standard size bathtub; soak for at lease 12 minutes, 3x weekly. For an extra treat, add a few drops of eucalyptus oil for a refreshing scent.
♥~ Homemade bath crystals: Mix 2 cups of Epsom Salt with a few drops of fragrance to create a custom bath crystal. Add a few drops of food coloring or 1/2 TSP of glycerin if you like. Store in an air-tight container.


Gardening:
Epsom Salt helps seeds germinate, makes plants grow bushier, produces more flowers, increases chlorophyll production and deters pests, such as slugs, and voles. It provides vital micro-nutrients to supplement your regular fertilizer.

♥~ Houseplants: 2 TBS per gallon of water; feed plants monthly.
♥~ Roses: 1 TBS per foot of plant height per plant; apply every two weeks. Also scratch 1/2 cup into soil base to encourage flowering canes and healthy new basal cane growth. Soak unplanted bushes in 1 cup of Epsom Salt per gallon of water to help roots recover. Add a TBS of Epsom Salt to each hole at planting time. Spray with Epsom Salt solution weekly to discourage pests.
♥~ Lawns: Apply 3 pounds for every 1,250 square feet with a spreader or dilute in water and apply with sprayer.


Health:
Epsom Salt- actually magnesium sulfate-can help people maintain optimum levels of both magnesium and sulfate. Sulfate helps form joint proteins and helps keep joints healthy, flushes toxins and improves absorption of nutrients. Magnesium regulates more than 325 enzymes in the body, performing more functions than almost any other mineral. Among the benefits: magnesium helps reduce inflammation to relieve pain and muscle cramps, helps muscles and nerves function properly and helps prevents artery hardening and blood clots.

♥~ To ease muscle pain and fading bruises: Add 2 cups of Epsom Salt to warm water in a standard size bathtub (double the Epsom Salt for an over-sized garden tub) and bathe 3x weekly, soaking for at lease 12 minutes. Also can be used to make a compress.
♥~ To soothe feet aching from a tough workout or a long day: Add a cup of Epsom salt to a tub of warm water and soak them.
♥~ Skin: For mosquito bites, bee stings, mild sunburn and poison ivy, make compresses by soaking a cotton washcloth in cold water that has been mixed with Epsom salt (2 tablespoons per cup), then apply to the skin.

Epsom salt is a pure mineral compound (magnesium sulfate) in crystal form that gently exfoliates skin and smooths rough patches. Regularly used by a growing number of models and actresses, it's a popular natural choice for beauty enhancement. Mix it with your favorite deep conditioner to add body to your hair or dissolve in a bath to replenish the body's magnesium levels. A relaxing soak in Epsom salt can help relieve stress and leave you feeling revived. **Taken from Epsom Salt website.

Thanks to Epsom Salt Council, One lucky reader will win a carton of Epsom Salt to try! Thanks Epsom Salt!


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♥~ Giveaway ~♥
♥~ Rules ~♥



♥~Open to the US.
♥~All entries will be verified.
♥~Winner will be notified by email, and has 48 hours to respond, or another winner will be chosen.
♥~Winners will be drawn from Random.org provided by Rafflecopter.
♥~Giveaway ends 11/16 11:59 EST



*Disclaimer - Epsom Salt provided me with items to review and sponsored my giveaway. In no way did this alter my opinion of their products. All of my opinions are one hundred percent honest and true, your opinion may differ.*



16 comments:

s8r8l33 said...

I would like to use this for my roses

Jolly said...

i'll use it to foot spa!

Baby James' Mommy said...

I like to use it in my bath babyjamesfound@gmail.com

I. Marie said...

I would use it for a spa day at home in my bath and for a nice foot soak.

royalegacy said...

I like to soak my tootsies in Epsom salts when they get too sore.

Sherry said...

I would use it to soak my feet after a long day at work.

VICKY LESTER said...

I'd use it for my soar feet with warm water.
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Mommy of Two said...

I would like to use this in the bath for me or my husband

Trista Z said...

I would def. use it to try for the facial like you did! Thanks for posting the recipes too :)

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Valerie & Its the SimpleThings said...

my favorite use is just like your first attempt with it...soothing baths.

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Amethyst Moon said...

I always use epsom salt to soak sore muscles in the tub

*Brittany C* said...

I would use it in the bath! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I like to use it in bath salts.

Tara H
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Sam Buck said...

I'd like to use it as a muscle soak!

Farrah Shumway said...

I would use it to soak feet in. It's helpful when my teenager gets an ingrown toenail.

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Sweetsillysara said...

I would use it to soak my aching feet:)