Thursday, December 27, 2018

25 Epsom Salt Uses


1. Lawn and Garden — Studies show that the magnesium and sulfur that comprise Epsom salt may help your plants grow greener, produce higher yields and have more blooms!

2. Pedicure — Combine 1/2 cup Epsom salt and warm soapy water, then soak your feet for 5 minutes to soften skin. Remove nail polish, push back cuticles, then cut and file your nails. Soak an additional 5 minutes in a warm Epsom bath for super soft feet.

3. Hair Volumizer — Combine equal parts conditioner and Epsom salt. Work the mixture through your hair and leave for 20 minutes. The result? Hair full of va-va-voom and volume!

4. Facial Scrub — This is one of my favorite Epsom salt uses. Mix 1/2 tsp of Epsom salt with your favorite cleanser; massage into skin using small circles to give your pores a deep-cleaning. Rinse your face with cool water, pat dry. This is one of the most refreshing Epsom salt uses!

5. Relax — Add two cups of Epsom salt to your very-warm bath water and soak for 15 minutes. You can purchase Epsom salt with lavender or eucalyptus for an extra-soothing bath experience. Be careful when standing up, you’ll find that you are VERY relaxed after your Epsom salt bath.

6. Sea Salt Texturizing Hair Spray — Combine 1 cup of hot water, 2 tablespoons Epsom salt, 1 teaspoon aloe vera gel and 1/2 tsp conditioner in a spray bottle. Spray salt mixture into hair and scrunch hair with your hand for pretty beachy-waves.

7. Fabric Softener Crystals — Mix 4 cups of Epsom salt and 20 drops of essential oil to make DIY fabric softener crystals. Use 1/4 cup per load and add at beginning of wash. What a clever way to use Epsom salt, and also a way to save money!

8. Splinter Removal — Soak your finger in an Epsom salt bath for easy splinter extraction.

9. Body Scrub — After showering, massage handfuls of Epsom salt over wet skin to exfoliate the body. Get a spa treatment at home! Get more facial scrub recipes here.

10. Exfoliation — For exfoliation, mix 2 cups of Epsom salt with 1/4 cup of petroleum jelly and a few drops of lavender essential oil. Gently massage into dry patches for smoother skin.

11. Mosquito Bites — Epsom salt can ease the symptoms of mosquito bites. Make a compress by soaking a washcloth in cold water that has been mixed with Epsom salt (2 tablespoons per cup of water), then gently apply to the bite area. This is yet another one of my favorite Epsom salt uses.

12. Sore Muscles and Arthritis — If your muscles or joints ache, an Epsom salt bath is a great way to find relief. Add 2 cups of Epsom salt to your very-warm bath water, agitate the water with your hands to dissolve it then soak for 15 minutes.

13. Tile Cleaner — Mix equal parts of dish soap and Epsom salt for a super easy and effective tile cleaner. Rinse with clear water. This is one of the most frugal Epsom salt uses, a great way to save on cleaning supplies and to use a natural alternative to harsh chemical cleaners!

14. Bedtime Bath for Kids — Add one cup of Epsom salt to your kids’ evening bath to help them sleep more peacefully.

15. Headache Relief — Evidence shows that that soaking in an Epsom salt bath can relieve headache symptoms.

16. Acne — Epsom salt has antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties making it a fantastic natural treatment for acne.

17. Odor Free Hands & Feet — Add 3 Tablespoons of Epsom salt to 1 quart of warm water and soak your hands or feet for 15 minutes. This will makes your skin soft, your nails shine, and also help remove foul odors.

18. Relieve Constipation — Pour 8 oz. of drinking water into a glass, mix with 1 to 2 tsp. of Epsom salt and drink the mixture for immediate relief of constipation. Mixing directions are also found on most Epsom salt packages, consult your physician before trying this.

19. Sunburn Relief — Dissolve two tablespoons of Epsom salt in 1 cups of water and spray on minor sunburns.

20. Draw Out Infection — For simple infections on hands or feet, soak in a hot Epsom salt bath for 10 minutes to help clear the area. Note, some staph infections are worsened by soaking in hot water, consult your physician.

21. Cure Common Cold — Did you know that Epsom salt baths can speed healing by detoxifying your body and increasing your white blood cell count? Try an Epsom salt bath the next time you feel those first symptoms of a cold.

22. Reduce Swelling — Epsom salt baths can help the appearance of bruises and reduce swelling.

23. Deter Slugs — Sprinkle a trail of Epsom salt around the area you want to be free of slugs.

24. Blackhead Removal — Mix a teaspoon of Epsom salt, 3 drops iodine and half a cup of boiling water. Dab this solution to your blackheads with a cotton ball to help naturally extract them.

25. Insecticide — Mix Epsom salt with water, add to a spray bottle and spray on plants to naturally deter insects.

Wow, that’s quite a list of Epsom salt uses!

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Thursday, December 20, 2018

DIY Dog Sweater

Isn't this just the cutest project ever?!

DIY Dog Sweater

Grab the pattern here --->

I know of just one little pup that could use one of these over the winter. If you have ever made one... I would love to see it!

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Top Flu Fighting Foods!

Most people don't know this but there are actually foods that can help you prevent getting the flu and also fight off the flu if you do come down sick! 

Cayenne Pepper

Cayenne pepper has been found to dramatically improve circulation and boost the entire immune system to fight infection. Cayenne pepper acts as a powerful ally in the fight against bacteria. The properties in cayenne are so strong, they can be used as antibacterial cleaners.

Chicken Soup

Chicken soup appears to help fight colds, flus and other infections; according to several studies. It helps clear nasal congestion as well as thin mucus so you can better cough it up. In addition, research shows it may have a mild anti-inflammatory effect than can help ease your symptoms.

Citrus Foods

Kimchi, a popular fermented food, has been shown to have anti-cancer, anti-aging, and immune-boosting properties, among many other health benefits. Citrus fruits like oranges, lemons, and clementines are rich in the vitamin C that your T-cells need to function properly.

Fresh Cinnamon

Warming, used for treating diarrhea, nausea and vomiting, flu, arthritis, menstrual cramps, and candidiasis, the smell relieves tension and helps steady the nerves. Cinnamon also balances blood sugar levels! Make your own easy Cinnamon Tea at home to help reduce sugar cravings, warm up, and keep colds and flu at bay.

Garlic Cloves

Studies show that garlic can help fight colds and the flu. It can reduce your chances of catching an illness, and help you recover faster. To maximize these benefits, it is best to consume raw garlic or aged garlic extract. At the end of the day, garlic is both tasty and super healthy.

Fresh Ginger

Ginger contains a high quantity of antioxidants that fight free radicals and reduce oxidative stress in the body, thereby boosting your immune system against the common cold or flu. Ginger has potent anti-inflammatory properties and can be used very effectively to get rid of a sore throat.

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Wednesday, October 24, 2018

🎬 Behind the Scenes - An Update! 🎬

Hey everyone. I know it's been some time since I have added new content here and to my blog.

I have been working behind the scenes on my new wellness community, as well as getting new content ready to add here.

I will try to add something new here at least once a week to start. My long-term goal is to add more  daily as time pushes forward.

I would really love to get some feedback from you so if you could tell me what you would like to see added here, please let me know. I'd really appreciate your help!

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

This is YOUR journey!

Not everyone will understand your journey. That's fine. It's not their journey to make sense of... It's yours!

There are some things in life that we have absolutely no control over. This is something that I have had to learn the hard way. You may be wondering what I am referring to?! 🤔

We can't control someone else's perception of who we are and we can't change their opinion of what they think our circumstances are. That's okay! 🤗

I say that because to be completely honest... their opinion and their perception of you doesn't matter. You are in control of your own life. You know what you have to deal with on a daily basis. We all have our own way of coping. There is no right or wrong way to cope. Everyone has their own way to deal with things. Just because someone feels they have the "right" to put their two-cents in, doesn't mean you have to listen. They are not in control of your life. This is YOUR journey... not theirs!!! 😁

Some people will jump to conclusions and make immediate assumptions. However, there is one thing you need to remember. That is THEIR problem, not yours. That is something that they need to work on and change. You do not have to change who you are just because they didn't get all the facts. Besides, they don't need to know everything about you or about what's going on in your life, because the truth of the matter is... it's none of their business! 😉

Believe me... I know how difficult it is to ignore those types of people. I struggle to push past it all the time. I have to work hard to keep their negative attitude and thoughts out of my own head. But I want everyone to try to remember. We should never allow someone else to control our thoughts, emotions and peace of mind. If they want to be critical and judgmental... let them. They can do whatever they want. That doesn't mean you have to allow that person into your life, whether it be in person or online. You deserve better than that and so do I. 💞