The benefits of Epsom salt has been touted for centuries, and it has many more uses than you may realize. Epsom salt is actually not salt, but a naturally occurring mineral comprising magnesium and sulfate that has the appearance of large salt granules. This inexpensive household item has many uses, so it can be very handy for our residents to keep around. These uses include:
Relief for aching muscles – Dissolving Epsom salt in your warm bath can relieve muscle tension and joint inflammation, as magnesium is a natural anti-inflammatory.
Exfoliating skin – Because it is a natural exfoliant, Epsom salt can be added to a facial cleansing cream to give skin a deep clean. You can also massage wet skin with a handful of Epsom salt then rinse clean for all-over exfoliation.
Household cleaner – Epsom salt can be added to dish detergent to create a cleaner that can be used to scrub areas such as tile grout.
Removing a splinter – If a splinter is difficult to remove, soaking the area affected by the splinter in warm water and Epsom salt can reduce the inflammation around the splinter, as well as soften the splinter itself, making it easier to remove.
Plant fertilizer – Adding a bit of Epsom salt to your house plants from time to time can help to keep them healthy and looking green.
These are just some of the many uses of Epsom salt you can enjoy in your apartment in Mount Dora, FL. If you are not yet a resident of the Veranda Apartment Homes and would like more information, contact our leasing office today.