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Summer beauty with epsom salt

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4 Homemade beauty treatments with epsom salt

Are you getting your body ready for the summer? It's not just about getting fit.You need to prepare your hair and skin for the warm weather too and we've pin pointed the magic ingredient.

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4 beauty recipies for Espom salt magic

Many people know that soaking in a tub full of hot water with a epsom salt will relax your muscles and draw out toxins from your body. But many women don't know that you can also use epsom salt to add volume to your hair, exfoliate skin and beautify your body.

Get ready for the beach with these homemade beauty treatments using epsom salt. These beauty treatments will help get your hair and skin in tip-top condition. Epsom salt is the perfect beauty ingredient for those seeking a naturally-occurring beauty product that's easy to use, easy to afford and easy to find.

Pump up your hair

For salt-sprayed beach tresses with volume and texture, combine equal parts of warm water, deep conditioner and epsom salt. Work the warm mixture through your hair and leave on for 20 minutes. Rinse.

Revive your skin

For a sun-kissed dewy complexion, mix 1/2 tablespoon of epsom salt into cleansing cream. Gently massage on skin, rinse with cool water and pat dry. Apply your favorite moisturizer.

Exfoliate your body

This tip is especially helpful before applying sunless tanner: remove dead skin with an epsom salt body scrub. 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 slough away dry patches. 

Soften your feet

No need to walk on hot sand to get smooth feet. For a foot scrub, mix 2 cups of epsom salt with 1/4 cup of petroleum jelly and a few drops of your favorite essential oil. Use the mixture to gently scrub the heels and other dry, rough patches on the feet.

Information provided by the Epsom Salt Council


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