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Uses For Epsom Salt & Baking Soda

March 22nd, 2015 · No Comments

First and foremost, always speak with your doctor about anything new you are trying. Ultimately you make your own decisions but it’s very good to have your doctor’s input as well.
Over the years I have used a few products to make myself look and feel better and also used some to help enhance my health. One thing I discovered many years ago was the use of oils. I was suffering tremendously from rheumatoid Arthritis and walking was extremely difficult at my young age of 44. I was in my shop and a couple came in to the store, an older gent and a young woman, father and daughter. He noticed how I was walking and asked me what was wrong, I told him. He boldly said, you don’t have to walk like that, I can help you. We talked and he brought me two bottles of oil and explained how to take care of it so as not to contaminate it and also how often to apply it. It was a mixture of three oils, peanut oil…one must make sure they are not allergic to peanuts, the second was Olive oil and Castor oil. I was very interested and really looking forward to getting started with my regimen. Well within days, I began to feel better and walk better, I was amazed at what was happening to me. I continued the use of that particular concoction for years and felt Blessed for meeting this gentleman.

I was able to help others as well within those years, one very dramatic case was an old woman who had not taken a step in a very long time. I shared my experience with her daughter and sent her two bottles to Nova Scotia. Well my friend rubbed the oil on her Mom’s legs and within a couple of weeks her Mom asked if her daughter and her nurse would help her to take a few steps. My friend was amazed as each one took one arm and the old lady was taking steps she had not taken for quite some time. My friend told me she couldn’t hold back the tears. Her Mom got up everyday and took a few steps and felt good for doing so. Unfortunately my oil did not work for everyone I tried to help, my Aunt Kay had no luck with it at all. Her hands were quite deformed, I felt bad it didn’t work for her. I shared with many and many had some good results. Years later, I felt my legs were doing fine and I stopped the regimen of the tri oils.

I kept using the Olive oil all over my body and especially on my face, along with hot cloths. I learned that little trick from a Korean student who had such beautiful fine skin. She used Olive oil and heated up a facecloth and placed it on her face for amazing results. I’ve been using Olive oil for years, but decided now it’s time for a change, I now use coconut oil and I love the change as it is a lighter oil and absorbs quickly. I do keep a good supply of Olive oil however as I do oil pulling sometimes for my teeth and also for dry mouth prior to a reading etc. Oils have been very beneficial during my lifetime. I will try the coconut oil for awhile and if I don’t get the results I’m hoping for, well back to old faithful, Olive oil. I use oils everyday without fail, I don’t like wrinkles or huge lines in my face so I will do whatever it take naturally to keep them at bay without the use of any type of surgery. As a black woman, I fear the possibility of keloid skin so a facelift is not for me.

I also like to use a mask at least 3 times a week and find it’s very beneficial. I’m using a new mask currently and will share when I notice favorable results. One thing I do for myself is bathe in Epsom Salt, Dead Sea Salt and a beautiful scented salt, along with some essential oils, especially Lavender, check below for further information. I just fill the tub with warm water not too hot as I don’t want to ever take the chance of falling to sleep in the tub. That can be very dangerous by the way. If you take a very hot bath, and fall to sleep, it is possible your heart may stop and you won’t wake up again. Apparently that is more common than we realize, an associate passed away like that and was discovered days later in her tub. She lived alone in an apartment and a downstairs neighbour noticed the water leaking from above. Keep your water at a nice warm temperature and enjoy your Epsom salt bath, it softens and soothes the body, and will soften up those hard corns on your feet.

Epsom salt is a wonderful item to keep on hand, I always have a good sized container on hand. Think about this, you can use Epsom salt in your garbage cans to help rid them of raccoons. I know this would help my Mom and sister as they are plagued with raccoons in their area. Believe it or not, if you place two tablespoons in a gallon of water, and sprinkle over your lawn, you will be the talk of the neighborhood. Everyone will want to know what you are using for such a lush lawn. Mix Epsom salt with Olive oil as an exfoliate over the whole body. rejuvenate your scalp with a mixture of Epsom salt and shampoo, let it sit on your scalp for a few minutes in order for absorption.

Realize that Epsom salt has magnesium in it and bathing with it, allows the absorption through the skin. Magnesium is useful in the treatment of asthma, COPD, Fibromyalgia, ADD, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, diabetes, angina, cardiac arrhythmia, congestive heart failure, fatigue, kidney stones, migraine and tension headaches, complications due to pregnancy and premenstrual syndrome. Our bodies cannot properly use serotonin without the assistance of magnesium. Serotonin is a natural chemical created within the brain responsible for feelings of well being and relaxation.

I also heard on the Dr. Oz show that magnesium helps remove or break up plaque in the brain. We often think that old age causes hearing loss, when apparently it is caused by a build up of plaque due to a lack of magnesium. Having said all this wonderful stuff about magnesium, realize that it can cause problems with those who have kidney disease, so you really have to discuss everything with a doctor prior to using.

Epsom salt can also be used for cleaning, simply mix a paste with two ingredients. Epsom salt and liquid detergent, great for washing floors, especially on tile. Brush your teeth with a mixture of Epsom salt and peroxide. Use Epsom salt as a laxative, I’ve done that several times, but certainly not my favorite usage. Well I haven’t covered all the uses but I’m sure you must know some others, please share here with us.

Although I believe this goes without saying, I will remind you that a nutritional and balanced diet, including a regimen of daily exercise is certainly extremely important. Also as Alberta is not a very sunny climate, remember your vitamin D intake is very important. Looking for feedback people, so please share your welcomed knowledge here with us.

Hopefully this will give you some new things to try and please do come back and share your findings…..

Folks while relaxing in that soothing bath, sift through the pages of one of my soothing and delightful Chat books. Purchase one at $6.00 or 4 for at a low price of $20.00. Volumes 1-4 is available now and 5 – 12 on the way. Enjoy folks and don’t forget these are an excellent addition to your food baskets and a wonderful small gift to ship…..



First and foremost, I use Baking soda on heavily stained metal trays, pots etc. I generously wet the item, sprinkle baking soda on the area heavily soiled and let stand for several hours or overnight. Wipe clean and voila, beautiful. I do use baking soda as one of the ingredients in my bath but one needs to be aware that baking soda has sodium in it and if you are restricted in your diet, then you can not use baking soda. Again, talk to your doctor and be sure you are doing the right thing.

Maybe you’ve heard this one, mix baking soda in boiling water, crush up some foil balls and add to the boiling water, now you can immerse some small silver items into the mixture, let stay a minute or two. Remove and wipe clean, removes the tarnish beautifully to a wonderful silver glow. Enough for now, I will return.

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