My whole family uses this to bathe with and I often buy the scented kind at Walmart. Recently, my son had a really bad infection near his toenail bed. The toe was swollen, painful, oozing, and looked awful. Antibiotic cream and a Bandaid alone weren't making it go away and I was ready to take him to the doctor to have it looked at. In a last ditch effort to avoid an office visit I had him soak his foot in 2 cups of Epsom salts (the kind from the drugstore) in a gallon of hot water twice daily for about 45 minutes each time. I saw noticeable improvement in the infection within a day. During the day he kept it covered and used some antibiotic cream on it. After about two days it was doing much better and within a week was completely healed. Perhaps it would have gone away by itself but I believe the salt soak made a difference. There is a reason it has been around forever and I keep a box around all the time now.
* hem * It may sound a bit gross, but a nurse told me to use this when I had a yeast infection or a UTI. Soaking in it really took the itchiness/pain away. It works wonders in providing fast relief! It acts faster than the cream/pill even.
I am obsessed with Epsom salts! It makes for the best bath ever..I add 2 cups into a hot bath and about 2 tablespoons body oil (i like Burt's Bees) and my skin feels awesome afterwards. Not only does it do wonders for skin but my body feels wonderful! It's like taking a sleeping pill! I do this once a week and it's great end of the week treat!! The price can't be beat either..try this!
THE BEST BATH for soothing sore joints and muscles?
2 cups epsom salts
1 or 2 cups of Apple Cider Vinegar
pour into a warm/hot bath.
you can also rub oil or lotion into skin before hand.
the apple cider vinegar is great for itchy skin - it's good for fighting bacterial and fungal infections of the skin.
if u think its goood for bath
Its Even Greater for ur face...as an exfoliant and or wash..
it clears up acne and makes ur face more brighter
and less oily
this is brilliant....so cheap...such a difference.
Great to add to a hot bath. I make sure to slather myself in oil before I get in to prevent my skin from getting dried out. Soothing and relaxing and makes skin really bright, rosy and glowing after getting out. I get the giant cartons at the drugstore for a few bucks and sometimes add a few drops of essential oils (lavender, usually) for a more spa-like experience (though be careful with EOs as some can be irritating). Add some music, magazines and a scented candle and I'm all kinds of relaxed when I'm finished.
Im never without a few tea spoons of this when I have a bath. So good, relieves body. Old fashioned wholesome remedy. good for anyone who requires additional help in the bath, great cheap alternative.
I read all the raves about this while bathing and I didn't believe it at first. But after I tried it, I felt like I was in heaven. I never took baths before, but ever since I started my own business, I can feel the stress on me. And with bathing it feels like I am floating on a small cloud. It just feels so good. I had trouble sleeping for the longest time, and for the first time after taking a bath with Epsom salts, I slept deeply.
Yes you will feel very light headed as you get out of the tub and you will feel thirsty. But all the all, It is the best product that is dirt cheap and can take all the stress away. I have always had problems with my back muscle from sitting in front of the computer for 12 hours a day. And for the first time, I can feel that my back muscle is pain free. Even Asprin doesn't help me much, but this does. I am going to try this with some oatmeal next time.
Good stuff, really recommended. You don't need to buy one that is with the scents that's supposed to do something...just buy the one that is the biggest container you can find. I found one that is 4kg and only 6 dollars. and there are ones that are only 1kg and 6 dollars. don't get fooled, the cheaper one works the same.
I'm addicted. I take an epsom salt bath at least 4 times a week... sometimes more. It's so nice to just soak and breathe in the relaxing scent (I use lavender a lot...) and know you're going to sleep well and feel great in the morning! I wonder if more people turned to epsom salts, if there would be a decrease in Rx drugs for pain, arthritis, neuropathy... ?? It's good stuff. Any brand :)
There is nothing better than an epsom salt bath for when you feel achy and stressed. Afterward I feel like I've taken a narcotic and a sleeping pill. Strong stuff. Dirt cheap. Feels great pouring two cups into a steaming bath and feeling instant relief. There isn't a prescription drug on the market that can make you feel this good. Only trouble is you will become addicted. I stopped for a week and my body was in withdrawal!