CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Women love going to spas, but
all that pampering can get expensive. Yet women can keep up beauty and
relaxation regimens for just pennies a day by using something they may already
have in the house: Epsom Salt.
Epsom Salt can offer stressed-out women a relaxing bath, an exfoliating
skin treatment, a gentle face mask and more.
"This age-old compound is gaining more and more attention to its
affordable, back-to-basics approach to health, beauty and relaxation," says
Jim Hill, spokesperson for the Epsom Salt Council. He added that the magnesium
in Epsom Salt is proven to ease stress, improve sleep and relieve muscle
Several ways to use Epsom Salt to relax include:
- For a relaxing soak: Add two cups of Epsom Salt to the water in a
standard-sized bathtub; soak for at least 12 minutes, three times
weekly. For an extra treat, add a few drops of eucalyptus oil for a
- To exfoliate: 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.
- Facial: Mix 1/2 TSP of Epsom Salt into cleansing cream for a deep-pore
cleansing. Massage on skin. Rinse with cool water. Pat dry.
- Spa treatment: After showering, massage handfuls of Epsom Salt over wet
skin to exfoliate the body. It's the same treatment many upscale spas
use, without the upscale price!
- Bath crystals: Mix two 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.
If you want to package Epsom Salt into the perfect gift for Mom, simply
decorate a plastic or paper bag, bottle or other sturdy container, pour in
Epsom Salt and seal.
For more information on Epsom Salt, log on to www.epsomsaltcouncil.org .
Founded in 1993, the Epsom Salt Council is made up of the three leading
manufacturers and packagers of the product. Founding members are Giles
Chemical, in Waynesville, N.C.; PQ Corporation in Valley Forge, PA; and PICC
in New York, NY.
SOURCE Epsom Salt Council