Women all over the world spend hundreds of dollars every year in buying tons of cosmetic products for their beauty needs. They fill the coffers of big companies without realizing that they can achieve everything they can provide with just a few cheap and easily available ingredients. We are going to talk about one such ingredient and all its benefits for the skin. It is Epsom Salt. You are sure to have come across this at some point or other as places such as salons and spas use this very commonly. For example, in a pedicure tub. It was first discovered in the 17th century where it was distilled from water from bitter saline spring in Epsom, which is in Surrey, England. That is where it got its name. It has been used in baths for centuries to provide soothing relaxation and benefits to the skin and body.

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What is Epsom Salt?



Epsom is most commonly and best known as a component of bath salts but it holds a whole plethora of uses. It can relieve sore muscles, help with household cleaning, soothe tension, treat skin conditions, improve your health and beauty along with tons of other benefits.

epsom salt for skin

Epsom salt is technically not a salt but a mineral compound comprised of magnesium, sulfur, and oxygen. Its technical name is magnesium sulfate. It is made up of tiny colorless crystals which makes it look table salt hence it also mistaken as a salt.

Magnesium is an essential and highly useful mineral for the functioning of the body. It is vital for your bones and for healthy muscle, heart, and nerve function. Moreover, magnesium helps the body in performing various functions like regulating blood sugar, maintaining blood pressure, controlling muscles, and performing nerve functions. People most commonly acquire magnesium for their bodies from different foods or supplements.

Benefits of Epsom Salt for Skin



In this post, we will specifically look at all the benefits Epsom salt provide to your skin’s health and beauty. We will look at various remedies which will utilize Epsom salt to help treat and better your skin and its issues. But before that let us learn about all the different benefits Epsom salt holds for your skin[1]. Although, Epsom salt is not just great for the skin as it has many other uses and benefits both for your health and general household usage. It can even enhance your garden or any plants or flora you have. Now, let us get on with the properties and characteristics of this miracle salt which will help you with your skin problems and issues.

  • Epsom salt is a great and effective detoxifier of the skin. It helps to cleanse any toxins and impurities from the skin. It can even clear out any harmful bacteria on your skin.
  • Acts as a potent exfoliator of the skin. It has a mild abrasive texture to cleanse any dead skin cells. Consequently, it provides a smooth and supple texture to the skin. Hence, it can also help remove blackheads[2], tan, etc.
  • Epsom salt acts as a natural anti-inflammatory agent. Hence, it can soothe any pain, inflammation, irritation, or redness on the skin. Moreover, it will be able to ward off infection and allergies and such. It will also help soothe minor skin irritations like mosquito bites.
  • It can help soften up the skin to make it smoother to the touch.
  • Epsom salt can help curb premature aging. It is full of powerful anti-oxidants which will protect your skin from free radical damage. That will help prevent fine lines and wrinkles[3] to slow down premature aging.
  • Epsom salt is very soothing and relaxing to the skin and body. Hence, it will easily relieve any minor aches, pains or discomforts. It will also ease any sprains or aches in the muscles.

DIYs with EPSOM SALT

Now that we have learned about all the different benefits Epsom salt provides to the skin, we need to figure out how to utilize it for the said purposes. You can create a variety of remedies on the cheap and using easily available ingredients. You will already find most of these ingredients in your kitchen or around your home. These remedies will help you treat a variety of skin issues and help make your skin overall healthier and better looking too. Hence, without further ado, let us dive into the section you are here for.

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Epsom Salt for Acne Treatment

Epsom salt can be useful for preventing acne and breakouts. Acne[4] is one of the most common skin issues which people face all over the world and Epsom salt can help you remedy the problem. Epsom salt contains sulfur in it which provides it with anti-fungal, antiviral and antibacterial properties. Hence, it will kill off any acne-causing bacteria or microbe on the skin. Moreover, Epsom salt will help balance the oil in the pores and exfoliate any dead skin cells, dirt, or other impurities from the skin. That is how Epsom salt is great for preventing and treating pimples and breakouts. Furthermore, Epsom salt has potent anti-inflammatory properties so it will also soothe any inflammation or irritation caused due to acne. You can utilize any of the upcoming remedies to cure your acne.

Epsom Salt with Water Acne Spot Treatment

Ingredients needed:

Epsom salt 2 tablespoons
Water 1 cup

How to prepare and use?:

  1. Firstly, take a cup of water and then add 2 tbsp of Epsom salt to it.
  2. Then, stir it well to dissolve it in.
  3. After that, take a cotton ball or swab and dip it in the mixture.
  4. Then, apply the cotton onto your pimples and affected areas using gentle dabs.
  5. Lastly, wash your face first with warm water and then follow with cold water and then dab it dry. You are done! Repeat this remedy once daily to get rid of your acne quickly.

Why does this work?:

Epsom salt will lend its above-mentioned acne-busting properties in this remedy to treat your acne and breakouts. You should be using this remedy regularly and you will be done with your acne and pimples[5] within a couple weeks.

With Egg and Milk Anti-Acne Face Mask

Ingredients needed:

Epsom salt 1/2 tablespoon
Raw egg 1/2 tablespoon
Lemon juice 1/2 tablespoon
Milk (non-fat) 1/2 cup

How to prepare and use?:

  1. Firstly, take a mixing bowl and add half tbsp each of Epsom salt, raw egg, and freshly squeezed lemon juice to it along with half a cup of non-fat milk.
  2. After that, combine all the ingredients together thoroughly by stirring them together well.
  3. Then, rinse your face first and then apply the mixture onto your wet face and affected areas.
  4. Lastly, leave the mask on your face until it dries off and then wash it with water. You are done!

Why does this work?:

Eggs help cleanse the pores as they help lift the dirt and other impurities from them and soaks excess sebum from the skin. These factors are quite major in the occurrence of acne and breakouts so eggs help prevent and remedy acne. Egg whites also act as a mild astringent to prevent acne further by toning the skin. Lemon juice is rich in citric acid which has strong drying effects to dry off the pimples and reduces excess sebum from the skin and pores to curb breakouts.

Baking Soda Acne Face Mask

Ingredients needed:

Epsom salt as needed
Baking Soda as needed

How to prepare and use?:

  1. Firstly, mix equal quantities of Epsom salt with baking soda.
  2. After that, add a little bit of water and stir the ingredients together to get a smooth paste.
  3. Then, apply the paste onto your pimples and affected areas.
  4. Lastly, leave the mixture on for a few minutes until it dries off and then rinse it off using warm water. You are done!

Why does this work?:

This recipe is especially great for treating cystic acne. You can repeat this remedy every day until you fully treat your acne and breakouts. Baking soda has strong antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. Hence, it can help curb acne and breakouts and soothe any irritation and inflammation associated with them.



With Tea tree and Argan Oil Anti-Acne Scrub

Ingredients needed:

Epsom salt 1/2 cup
Tea tree oil 10 drops
Argan oil 5 tablespoons

How to prepare and use?:

  1. Firstly, take an airtight jar and add a half cup of Epsom salt to it.
  2. After that, add in 5 tbsp of pure argan oil along with 10 drops of tea tree essential oil to the jar.
  3. Then, combine the ingredients together thoroughly by stirring them well.
  4. Lastly, use this mixture as a facial scrub before you go to bed. Apply it on your face and acne by gently massaging it on and then rinse it off using warm water. You are done!
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Why does this work?:

Using this scrub every day will help you get rid of acne and prevent breakouts very effectively and efficiently. Tea tree oil is a quite strong essential oil with many benefits for your skin along with overall health and wellness. Tea tree oil has potent anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory characteristics. Hence, it will eradicate acne-causing bacteria and further calm the inflammation and irritation associated with them. Argan oil helps regulate and maintain the sebum production in the pores to keep your skin unclogged and oil free. This helps prevent pimples and avoid future breakouts.

With Honey and Olive Oil

Ingredients needed:

Epsom salt 1 tablespoon
Raw honey 1 tablespoon
Lemon juice 1 teaspoon
Olive oil 1 tablespoon

How to prepare and use?:

  1. Firstly, take a mixing bowl and 1 tbsp each of Epsom salt, raw organic honey, and olive oil to it.
  2. After that, add in 1 tsp of freshly squeezed lemon juice to the bowl and mix all the ingredients together thoroughly by stirring them.
  3. Then, gently massage the mixture onto your face and affected areas of your skin.
  4. Lastly, leave the mask on for about 15 minutes before washing it off with warm water. You are done!

Why does this work?:

Honey is a rich source of anti-oxidants along with many essential vitamins and minerals for the skin. Moreover, it has potent antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, healing, and cleansing properties. Consequently, all these properties make honey extremely effective in treating acne and breakouts. Furthermore, it will even help heal acne-scars[6] as is promotes skin’s regeneration and helps it to heal faster. Olive oil is also rich in anti-oxidants to protect the skin and prevent pimples and breakouts. It contains vitamins in it which heal the skin and helps make it clearer and brighter.

With Coconut Oil Acne Face Wash

Ingredients needed:

Epsom salt 3 tablespoons
Coconut oil 2 tablespoons

How to prepare and use?:

  1. Firstly, dissolve 3 tbsp of Epsom salt into a couple of tbsp of coconut oil.
  2. After that, apply the mixture onto your face and affected areas using gentle massaging motions.
  3. Lastly, leave the mixture on your face for about 5 minutes and then rinse it off using warm water. You are done!

Why does this work?:

Follow this remedy three times every week and you will be done with your acne in no time at all. Coconut oil contains a large amount of lauric acid which is a medium-chain fatty acid. These fatty acids inside it aid in exterminating the acne-causing bacteria to curb acne and breakouts. Coconut oil can also moisturize the skin to make it healthier overall to curb bacteria growth on the skin. Moreover, coconut oil will nourish your skin to promote the production of collagen to prevent scars and blemishes[7] caused due to acne. However, you should take care when using this face-wash if you have especially oily skin. That is because coconut oil is highly comedogenic which means it can clog your pores which can result in worsening of acne and more breakouts.

With Carrots and Mayonnaise

Ingredients needed:

Epsom salt 1/2 tablespoon
Carrot 1 large
Mayonnaise 3/2 tablespoons

How to prepare and use?:

  1. Firstly, take a large carrot and then peel it and grate it.
  2. After that, take the grated carrot in a blender and add half tbsp of Epsom salt and one and a half tbsp of mayonnaise to it.
  3. Then, turn on the blender to combine all the ingredients together into a smooth paste.
  4. After that, massage the mixture onto your face and affected areas of the skin and let it be for about 5 minutes to dry it off.
  5. Lastly, rinse the mask off using warm water and finish with an oil-free moisturizer. You are done!

Why does this work?:

Carrots are a rich source of vitamin A. Vitamin A holds many benefits for the health of your skin. Vitamin A naturally works against acne. It helps in repairing the skin tissue and shields the skin from various forms of damage. Carrots are high in beta-carotene and anti-oxidants to protect the skin and prevent acne and breakouts. Mayonnaise will aid in nourishing and moisturizing the skin to keep it healthy and prevent acne. Furthermore, it will help heal any scars and inflammation caused due to acne and pimples.

Epsom Salt for Blackhead Removal



Blackheads are tiny black or dark colored bumps which appear on your skin due to clogged follicles. Blackheads are a mild variety of acne which commonly occurs on the face. Your pores can become clogged due to a variety of reasons. The most common reason would be excess sebum, dirt, and dead skin cells. Epsom salt is a great exfoliator of the skin and pores hence it can easily remove any toxic impurities etc which are clogging up your pores. The sulfate in the Epsom salt aids in flushing out toxins, dirt, and any other impurities from the body and skin to disinfect it. Consequently, it will help eradicate blackhead-causing factors. Moreover, it curbs any pain and inflammation on the skin caused due to blackheads. Epsom salt will help remove blackheads from your skin easily and make it soft and supple.

Epsom Salt with Iodine for Blackheads

Ingredients needed:

Epsom salt 1 teaspoon
Iodine 3-5 drops

How to prepare and use?:

  1. Firstly, you have to steam your face or wash it with warm water so that your pores open up.
  2. After that, pat your skin dry using a clean and soft towel or washcloth.
  3. Then, bring half a cup of water to a boil and then add 1 tsp of Epsom salt and 3 to 5 drops of iodine to it.
  4. After that, mix the ingredients together well by stirring them.
  5. Then, let the mixture cool down to room temperature and then apply it onto your skin using a cotton ball or swab.
  6. After that, massage your skin for a couple of minutes and then let the mixture sit on your face for about 5 to 10 minutes.
  7. Lastly, rinse the mixture off using warm water and then pat your face dry and finish with an alcohol-based astringent. You are done!

Why does this work?:

This face wash[8] is great for helping you loosen and remove those pesky and unsightly blackheads from your skin. Repeat this remedy once every day for a couple of weeks to get rid of your blackheads for good. You can also exfoliate your skin using a face scrub after this remedy. That will remove any loosened blackheads from the surface of your skin. Finish with a moisturizer to have a perfect finish.

Avocado Face Mask for Blackheads Removal

Ingredients needed:

Epsom salt as needed
Avocado 1 whole

How to prepare and use?:

  1. Firstly, take a ripe avocado and then mash it to get a sort of a paste. Make sure you obtain a smooth consistency.
  2. After that, mix in Epsom salt in it until you obtain a thick consistency in the mixture.
  3. Then, apply the mixture onto your face in a thin layer and then leave it on for about 20 to 30 minutes until it dries completely.
  4. Lastly, rinse the mask off using warm water. You are done!

Why does this work?:

Avocado is rich in anti-oxidants like B-carotene, lecithin, and linoleic acid. Hence, it shields your skin from damage and nourishes it. It also contains lauric acid which provides it with potent anti-inflammatory properties. Furthermore, its other anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties help curb blackheads and acne and also help heal their scars.

With Lemon Juice and Cognac

Ingredients needed:

Epsom salt 1 tablespoon
Lemon juice 1 tablespoon
Cognac little bit
Milk powder little bit

How to prepare and use?:

  1. Firstly, take a mixing bowl and add 1 tbsp each of Epsom salt and freshly-squeezed lemon juice to it.
  2. After that, add a little bit of cognac and milk powder to the bowl and mix all the ingredients together thoroughly by stirring. Make sure you get a smooth and consistent paste.
  3. Then, apply the mixture onto your blackheads and affected areas and leave it on until it dries off completely.
  4. Lastly, rinse your face using cold water and then dab it dry using a clean soft towel. Finish with an oil-free moisturizer. You are done!

Why does this work?:

Repeat this remedy daily if you wish to get rid of your blackhead rapidly. Lemon juice acts as a strong astringent due to all the citric acid in it. Hence, it will cleanse dead skin cells and excess sebum from your pores to unclog them and curb their oiliness. Consequently, it will also reduce the chance of blackheads. Moreover, it will nourish and brighten up your skin, remove any scars and blemishes along with helping your remove blackheads from your face.

With Baking Soda

Ingredients needed:

Epsom salt 1/4 tablespoon
Baking soda 1 tablespoon
Lemon juice 1 tablespoon

How to prepare and use?:

  1. Firstly, take a mixing bowl and add 1 tbsp each of baking soda and freshly-squeezed lemon juice in it along with a quarter tablespoon of Epsom salt.
  2. After that, mix all the ingredients together thoroughly by stirring them well.
  3. Then, take a cotton ball and soak it in the mixture and then place it onto your blackhead plagued areas of the skin or face.
  4. Lastly, leave it on for about 5 minutes and then wash your face using cool water. Moisturise with a bit of coconut oil and you are done!
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Why does this work?:

Baking soda acts as a terrific exfoliator for the skin. Hence, it will clean your skin and pores from any impurities like dirt, excess sebum, and harmful microbes. Moreover, it has strong antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. Consequently, it will eradicate any harmful microbes from your skin which could be causing your skin to clog and form blackheads. Also, it will soothe any inflammation or irritation caused due to the blackheads. Lemon juice will also lend its hand in removing the blackheads. Its astringent properties will help shrink the pores and remove excess oils from them. Hence, it will aid in removing blackheads and making your skin brighter[9] and healthier.

Epsom Salt For Face Wrinkles



Wrinkles are the most apparent and common sign of aging. Many different factors like sun damage, genetics, smoking, etc can lead to the premature formation of wrinkles and fine lines. These give you an aged look and can spoil your beauty when happened prematurely. Epsom salt can help you slow down the process of your skin’s aging to keep it looking younger and fresher for longer. Epsom salt provides many essential nutrients for the skin which promotes skin cell’s regeneration to create new layers of skin. This will allow you to have firmer and younger skin. Moreover, Epsom salt is a great exfoliator of skin. Hence, it will cleanse and scrub your skin to give it a workout and promote a better looking, softer, and smoother skin. Consequently, it will slow down the onset of wrinkles and fine lines and keep your skin looking younger and great for longer.

Lavender and Epsom Salt Anti-Aging Scrub

Ingredients needed:

Epsom salt 2/3 cup
Argan oil 3 tablespoons
Vitamin E oil 1 teaspoon
Lavender (dried) 1 tablespoon

How to prepare and use?:

  1. Firstly, take a mixing bowl and add 2/3 cup of Epsom salt to it along with 3 tbsp o argan oil and 1 tsp of vitamin E oil.
  2. After that, slightly grind 1 tbsp of fried lavender herb and add it to the bowl and combine all the ingredients together thoroughly by stirring them.
  3. Then, store the mixture in an airtight container for future usage. To use it, apply it onto your face and massage it using gentle circular motions for a few minutes.
  4. Then, rinse your face using cool water and you are done!

Why does this work?:

Exfoliate your face using this scrub at least once or twice a week to get great results with your skin and fade any untimely wrinkles and fine lines on it. Lavender is extremely soothing and calming to the skin. It also has a pleasing and relaxing aroma. Vitamin E oil supplies essential nutrients to the skin which promotes its regeneration to reduce wrinkles and fine lines. It also has powerful anti-oxidants in it which block damage from free-radicals which result in wrinkles on your skin. Argan oil helps regulate and maintain the sebum production in the pores. Moreover, it is a rich source of essential fatty acids which have potent moisturizing, anti-oxidant, and anti-aging[10] properties. This will keep your skin youthful, clear, healthy, and not excessively oily.

Epsom Salt For Dry Skin

Dryness or flakiness of the skin signifies that there are not enough oils on the surface of your skin and pores. This is a sign of bad skin health and can lead to many different skin issues. Dry skin[11] also signifies that your skin is lacking moisture. Lack of sebum in your pores makes it unable to hold moisture in your skin. The magnesium in the Epsom salt can help you in this regard. It will help your skin feel moisturized and smooth. Consequently, the following Epsom salt remedies will help hydrate your skin to remedy dry and cracked skin to make it supple and soft.

Epsom Salt and Jojoba Oil Bath for Dry Skin

Ingredients needed:

Epsom salt 2 cups
Jojoba oil as needed

How to prepare and use?:

  1. Firstly, this recipe is for a bath using Epsom salts. So, prepare a warm bath first.
  2. After that, add 2 cups of Epsom salt to the bath along with a few tablespoons of jojoba oil.
  3. Lastly, just take the bath. Soak in the tub for about 20 minutes to achieve soothing relaxation and rejuvenate your skin to make it smoother and supple.

Why does this work?:

This particular Epsom salt bath is great for hydrating your skin and making it fuller and softer. This bath works wonder in winters as your skin is generally lacking in moisture in cold climates. Just take care to not to soak in the warm bath for too long as that can be detrimental and will take moisture away from your skin.

Epsom Salt For Oily Skin



Every woman’s skin type is different. Many women have to deal with excessively oily skin on a daily basis. Excess natural sebum in your skin does provide some benefits but it also has many disadvantages too. It is best to have balanced or normal skin. Epsom salt can help you achieve better skin health. Oily skin’s biggest issue is that extra oils on the skin clog up the pores which can lead up to several issues. Most common of which would be acne. Moreover, it gives your skin a greasy and excessively shiny look which is considered unsightly. Epsom salt is a strong and effective exfoliator so it can adequately cleanse your skin from extra oils and any other impurities. Hence, it will promote healthier skin and balance the oils in your pores.

Egg and Lemon Face Mask for Oily Skin

Ingredients needed:

Epsom salt 1/2 teaspoon
Egg 1 whole
Lemon juice 1/4 cup
Milk powder (Non-fat) 1/4 cup

How to prepare and use?:

  1. Firstly, take a mixing bowl and combine all the ingredients in it in required quantities by stirring them together thoroughly.
  2. After that, apply the mask in a thin layer onto your face using gentle circular massaging motions.
  3. Lastly, leave it on for about 15 minutes before rinsing it off using cool water. You are done!

Why does this work?:

Eggs are great for treating excessively oily skin as the whites in it shrink the pores and tightens your skin. This will reduce the amount of sebum on your skin and pores to make it less oily. Egg yolks contain lots of fatty acids[12] in it which supply moisture to the skin to curb its oiliness. Egg whites contain albumin which is a simple form of protein that helps tighten pores and also helps removes excess oil from the skin. Lemon juice also acts as an astringent to remove any excess oils from the pores and furthermore shrink them. The exfoliating properties of Epsom salt will help cleanse your skin and will remove excess oil from your pores along with other impurities like dirt and dead skin cells.

Epsom Salt For Skin Brightening

We are fully aware by now that Epsom salt has great beneficial properties for the skin along with the whole body. The most prominent characteristic fo Epsom salt for skin would be its strong exfoliating properties. It properly exfoliates the skin to open up the pores and cleanse them. It helps to clear up your skin from scars, spots, and blemishes along with curing many skin issues. Moreover, it will also help make your skin lighter and brighter and would impart a glowing quality to your look. Furthermore, its scrubbing properties would also make your skin more permeable to the effects of other elements and ingredients. This is quite useful in the preparation of various home remedies which work to target your specific skin problem.

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Coconut Oil Body Scrub

Ingredients needed:

Coconut oil 1 cup
Epsom salt 3/4 cup
Sweet orange essential oil 8 drops
Lemon essential oil 8 drops
Peppermint  essential oil 8 drops

How to prepare and use?:

  1. Firstly, take a cup of coconut oil and the heat it up a bit to liquefy it.
  2. After that, take the coconut oil in a mixing bowl and add in 3 quarter cups if Epsom salt to it.
  3. Then, add in 8 drops each of sweet orange, lemon, and peppermint essential oil to the bowl and combine all the ingredients together to form a consistent paste.
  4. After that, pour the mixture in the container and store it in your refrigerator for about an hour.
  5. Lastly, use this scrub while showering to apply and scrub all over your skin making your skin brighter and softer.

Why does this work?:

Coconut oil in this scrub is a terrific hydrating and nourishing ingredient for the skin. It makes your skin softer and cures any dryness or flakiness on it. It permeates deep into the skin to nourish it. Moreover, it has powerful antioxidants to shield the skin from free radical damage. The sweet orange essential oil has brightening effects on the skin and it fades any dark spots and blemishes on the skin. Moreover, it promotes skin regeneration by promoting cell growth in the skin. Lemon essential oil also helps restore a glow to dull skin. Furthermore, it has astringent and detoxifying properties so it will help balance the oils on your skin to give you that perfect look. Peppermint essential oil has a cooling and soothing effect on the skin. It will help relax you.

With Honey Facial Mask for Radiant Skin


Ingredients needed:

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Epsom salt 2 tablespoon
Honey 2 tablespoon

How to prepare and use?:

  1. Firstly, take a mixing bowl and add 2 tablespoons each of Epsom salt and raw organic honey.
  2. After that, combine the two ingredients together thoroughly to get a thick paste.
  3. Then, apply the paste onto your face and skin evenly and completely.
  4. After that, take a clean plastic wrap and wrap up your face to help soak in the mask. Keep your nostrils and eyes open.
  5. Lastly, leave the mask on for about half an hour and then rinse it off completely. Be thorough and steady as honey is quite sticky. Then pat your face dry and finish with a moisturizer. You are done!

Why does this work?:

Honey is extremely moisturizing and soothing to the skin. Hence, it nourishes and moisturizes your skin very well. It imparts a glow to your skin. Moreover, it is naturally anti-bacterial. So, it will cleanse your skin of any harmful bacteria to prevent any infections and acne. It is full of anti-oxidants for the skin so it protects the skin and curbs premature aging. Overall, it cleanses the skin and helps make it brighter, softer, and more supple. Epsom salt will aid in this endeavor by helping to cleanse the skin[13] and make it clearer.

Peppermint Mocha Salt Body Scrub

Ingredients needed:

Ground coffee 1 cup
Epsom salts 1 cup
Coconut oil 1/2 cup
Unsweetened cocoa powder 1 teaspoon
Peppermint essential oil 10 drops

How to prepare and use?:

  1. Firstly, take half a cup of coconut oil. warm it up a bit to liquefy it or make it softer if it is in solid form.
  2. After that, take a mixing bowl and add in all the ingredients in it in the required quantities. Mix all the ingredients together thoroughly by stirring them together.
  3. Then, store the scrub in a container or a jar.
  4. Lastly, to use it, just apply it onto your skin using gentle circular massaging motions. Then, rinse it off using tepid water and then dab your skin dry. Finish with a moisturizer and you are done!

Why does this work?:

Ground coffee in this recipe acts as a great exfoliant. It will make your skin smoother by removing any dead skin cells and other impurities from your skin. It also enhances the circulation of blood under the skin to impart a glow to it. Epsom salt will help curb any inflammation and aid in detoxifying your skin from any toxins. The cocoa powder is a rich source of anti-oxidants which will help protect your skin from free radical damage. Consequently, this will prevent wrinkles and fine lines from forming prematurely to keep your skin young and supple. Coconut oil is great for permeating deep into your skin and then nourishing and moisturizing it from within. It also adds strong anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties to this scrub. Peppermint has a natural cooling and soothing effect on your skin and can help make it brighter.

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Jojoba Oil and Glycerin Detoxifying Body Scrub

Ingredients needed:

Epsom salt 2 cups
Jojoba oil 2 tablespoons
Sweet almond oil 4 tablespoons
Vitamin E oil 1 teaspoon
Vegetable glycerin 1 tablespoon

How to prepare and use?:

  1. Firstly, take a mixing bowl and add 2 cups of Epsom salt to it.
  2. After that, add in all the other ingredients to the bowl in the required quantities and combine all the ingredients together thoroughly by stirring them. You can also add a little bit of frankincense or lavender essential oil for adding a sweet scent.
  3. Lastly, store the scrub in an airtight jar or container. To use it, just apply it onto your skin using gentle massaging motions. Then, leave it on for a few minutes before rinsing it off using normal water. Pat your face dry and finish with a moisturizer and you are done!

Why does this work?:

Jojoba oil is brilliant for the skin. This oil’s composition is closest to the skin’s sebum hence it gets absorbed into the skin very well. It is deeply moisturizing for the skin and keeps it hydrated for longer. It is extremely nourishing to the skin and holds anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties to keep your skin calm and healthy. Consequently, it helps prevent acne and maintains the oils on the skin. Vitamin E is essential for skin regeneration. It promotes younger skin and helps fade dark spot, wrinkles, and fine lines on your skin. It can also help heal any scars or blemishes very effectively.

Glycerin is great for regulating the oil levels on the skin to keep it balanced and not excessively oily or dry either. Moreover, it is a great moisturizer for the skin and it shields the skin by refreshing the protective barrier. It will also help make your skin softer, fresher, and supple to the touch.

DIY Lavender De-stressing Salt Scrub

Ingredients needed:

Epsom salt 1 cup
Jojoba oil 1/2 cup
Lavender (dried) 1 tablespoon
Lavender essential oil 15 drops

How to prepare and use?:

  1. Firstly, take a clean and dry container and add a cup of Epsom salt to it.
  2. After that, add in a tablespoon of dried lavender and about 15 drops of lavender essential oil and stir the ingredients together.
  3. Then, add in half a cup of jojoba oil to the container and mix all the ingredients together well and you have prepared the scrub.
  4. Lastly, to use it, apply the scrub onto your skin using gentle circular massaging motions. Then, rinse it off after a few minutes and finish with a moisturizer. You are done!

Why does this work?:

Jojoba oil is most similar to your skin’s natural oil. Hence, it penetrates deep into the skin to nourish it. Moreover, it has powerful anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties to keep your skin healthy[14] and free from any issues and diseases. Lavender oil is extremely calming, both to the body and the mind. It has a fantastic soothing and pleasant aroma. It moisturizes the skin very well and also has potent anti-bacterial properties. That is why it is a great remedy to fight against acne. Furthermore, it will help soothe and treat skin conditions like eczema[15]. That is because it has useful healing properties and detoxifies your skin. It also soothes any rashes, rednessm or irritation as it is very anti-inflammatory along with helping slow down wrinkles and other signs of skin aging.

Simple Epsom Salt and Olive Oil Body Scrub

Ingredients needed:

Epsom salt 6 tablespoons
Olive oil 7 tablespoons
Lavender essential oil few drops

How to prepare and use?:

  1. Firstly, take a mixing bowl and add 6 tbsp of Epsom salt to it.
  2. After that, add in 7 tbsp of olive oil. You can also add a few drops of lavender essential oil or any other essential oil of your choice at this point. You can also use coconut oil instead of olive oil.
  3. Lastly, combine the ingredients together properly to obtain a scrub.
  4. To use it, wet your skin first and then apply the scrub by the way of gentle circular massaging motions for a couple of minutes.
  5. Then, rinse it off using lukewarm water. Finish with a moisturizer and you are done!

Why does this work?:

Olive oil is quite commonly used in cooking. But it can also be used for skin care as it is very moisturizing for the skin. Moreover, it has powerful anti-oxidants in it and possesses strong anti-bacterial characteristics. Hence, it shields the skin from a variety of sources of damage and prevents skin issues like acne and irritation. It can also help curb premature ageing of the skin and even protect the skin from UV rays from the sun. It contains many essential vitamins and nutrients for the skin to make it healthier and better looking. Epsom salt helps clear the skin and opens it up for soaking the beneficial properties of other ingredients. It will aid in making your skin brighter and healthier. The lavender essential oil will add an element of relaxation with its fantastically pleasing and relaxing aroma.

So, the benefits of Epsom salt for skin are many and home remedies involving it will help you treat various skin issues. It will assist in improving the health and condition of your skin while also helping to make it better looking, softer, stronger, and more supple.

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This article has been medically reviewed by Dr.Nagakeerthana S, MD (Dermatology) on 17/4/2019



Prakhar Parihar

Prakhar Parihar

Health & Wellness Content Writer at Glowpink
Has a passion for writing and helping people with their health and wellness. A bonafide fiend for all things fictional, be it books, movies or shows. Loves living in Bengaluru.
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