DIY projects

More Uses for Epsom Salts

Epsom Salts are such a great inexpensive and therapeutic addition to a bath. But don’t stop there because they can also be used as:

  • a Body Scrub – add a spoonful of crushed epsom salts to a palm full of body wash and exfoliate damp skin.

  • to create Wavy Hair – mix a teaspoon of salts + a few drops of olive or jojoba oil + 1/4 cup H20 in a spritzer bottle and mist on damp hair. Results will vary (especially if your hair is normally extremely straight), but you should hopefully see some difference in the form of additional waves and texture! {via}
  • Winter Decor – put a candle and “snow” (Epsom salt) in a pretty glass jar like this one below. {Photo Credit: The Inspired Room}

DIY Air Freshener

Everyone loves a nice smelling space, but unfortunately so many of those lovely smelling air refresheners truly aren’t so lovely at all. Most air fresheners actually contain hormone-disrupting chemicals (like VOCs) and since disrupting your hormones is definitely not on a healthy agenda, I highly suggest making a switch to natural fragrances. One really easy way to make a delicious smelling home fragrance involves just 2 ingredients: essential oil + water.

Combine in a spray bottle:

  • 40-45 drops total of your favorite essential oil(s)
  • 1 cup H2o

And that’s it! You now have your very own homemade, all natural air freshener to mist around your rooms, on your sheets, etc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some essential oil combinations I highly recommend (all essential oils mentioned are under $10 per 0.5 fl oz bottle and a little goes a really long way):

  • sweet orange + cinnamon
  • lavender + sage
  • peppermint + tangerine

Your home will smell lovely and your mood will be positively impacted by the aromatherapy benefits of the essential oils — definitely a win-win!