Epsom Salt, Baking Soda & Plain Salt
Epsom Salt, Baking Soda & Plain Salt can be used for so many things, they are inexpensive and can be non-toxic replacements for many toxic chemicals we use in our homes, on our bodies and in our daily lives.
How Many Are The… Uses For Epsom Salt
In my opinion, and maybe others, Epsom Salt is the King of minerals. Epsom Salt is made up of the two minerals sulfate and magnesium, together they make up a powerhouse of nutrition. Magnesium and Sulfate are absorbed through the skin, making supplementation just a bath or soak away.
Magnesium is responsible for over 300 enzyme actions in the body, but for most of the population magnesium is a common deficiency. There is a long list of illnesses that present with low levels of Magnesium, it is so important in muscle relaxation and contraction, that it is the first thing they give a person who has a heart attack. I have read that you can stop a heart attack by taking a fast-acting liquid magnesium supplement.
Optimum Magnesium levels are required to regulate cell energy processes, maintain the cells and to have good nerve communication. Magnesium is involved with Glucose and Fat breakdown, regulates Cholesterol & Glutathione production (people with MCS are low in magnesium and glutathione). It seems to me that if we have optimum magnesium levels it could help those with; Diabetics, High Cholesterol, and those with MCS (chemical sensitivities), what about you? Do you think it will help? Let me know in the comments below… 🙂
Do we really know what the optimum levels are?
Heart 2 Heart Blogger Friends
A few of my blogger friends have gotten together to share our posts on Epsom Salt, and I thought it was the perfect time to include our posts on uses for Baking Soda and Plain Salt… they both have so very many uses too.
|Shelle Wells of
|Kristi Wheeler of
|Sara Townsend-Mortimer of
Frugal Mama And The Sprout
|Linda Loosli of
Food Storage Moms
Epsom Salt Posts
12 Reasons to Keep Epsom Salt In Your First Aid Kit
15 Reasons Why I Store Epsom Salts To Use Everyday
25 Uses for Epsom Salts
DIY Epsom Salt Lotion
Epsom Salt – For Relaxation, Health, Outside, and Inside
Why You Should Store Magnesium Sulfate
How Many Are The… Uses For Baking Soda
Baking Soda is another one of those wonderful ingredients that we often take for granted. It’s uses range from Medicine, Deodorant, Pool Additive, To Cleaning Compound. Baking Soda is virtually non-toxic, you could replace most of your household cleaners with it. I personally use a dab of it as my underarm deodorant it works great, my friend Joanne had an allergic reaction when she used it, so test it out.
It makes a great toothpaste replacement, but I would recommend that you use the fluoride toothpaste every once in a while to keep your teeth hard and prevent cavities. I know that many people are opposed to fluoride toothpaste and I was too, until I went 8 months using only homemade soap to brush my teeth and I got a cavity or it got worse, not sure.
Baking Soda can be used to replace scouring powders, or for washing laundry, a detoxing bath, regulate pH, soak dentures and retainers, soak feet, and for bathing itchy skin. It works as an antacid, it can be used as a mild exfoliant add some to your liquid soap and lightly massage. These are only a few of the many uses for Baking Soda, see our posts below for more information.
Baking Soda Posts
1 Ingredient Simple Baking Soda Deodorant
11 Basic Baking Items You Need In Your Pantry
25 Brilliant Ways To Use Baking Soda Every Day
Amazing Uses & Benefits Of Baking Soda
Homemade Laundry Detergent Recipe
Testing Your Soil pH Without a Kit
How Many Are The… Uses For Plain Salt
Plain Salt like Baking Soda and Epsom Salt has a huge list of ways that you can use it to make your life better, cleaner and even healthier.
Like the other two, Salt is great in a relaxing bath, it can be used to help remove dandruff if lightly massaged into scalp before shampooing, 1 part salt and 1 part baking soda can be used to whiten teeth, it is a great exfoliator when mixed with liquid soap or a nourishing oil.
Salt is great to use when you need extra power to scour dishes, pots & pans, cast iron skillets, stove tops and other dirty areas. Salt can kill weeds, it can be used in swimming pools to regulate the pH.
I like to use it with vinegar to kill germs on raw meat before cooking…
Plain Salt Posts
3 Ways to Preserve Herbs in Salt
Try This 3 Ingredient Homemade Gardener’s Hand Scrub Recipe
Preserving Lemon in Salt
Why I Store Salt And You Should Too
Epsom Salt Uses & Benefits
What is Magnesium? How it Functions in the Body
51 Fantastic Uses for Baking Soda
24 Surprising Uses for Salt
60+ Ways to Use Salt
How to “Wash” Your Cast-Iron Skillet
The Difference Between Kosher Salt And Table Salt