Do you love Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte’s so much that you wish you could bathe in them? Well, thanks to The Epsom Salt Council you can!
Epsom Salt has a HUGE range of uses and benefits and there are TONS of at home uses for it but in beauty circles it is revered for it’s exfoliating capabilities to brighten and soften the skin.
Epsom Salt is actually not a “salt” at all. It’s a pure mineral compound of magnesium and sulfate – both of which are readily absorbed through the skin. This gives Epsom Salt a huge variety of health and beauty benefits, including regulating the activity of over 325 enzymes, reducing inflammation, helping muscle and nerve function, preventing hardening of arteries, improving the absorption of nutrients and flushing out toxins!
One of the most cost effective beauty enhancers you can find (a typical carton of epsom salt is only around $6), Epsom Salt is the ultimate pocket friendly natural solution for exfoliating and softening dead skin.
If you have caught the October Pumpkin Fever or just want to get in the Fall mood try this delish and oh so fall-tastic DIY Pumpkin Epsom Salt Scrub recipe from The Epsom Salt Council, it will satisfy that “everything Pumpkin” craving with none of the calories!
Moisturizing Pumpkin Epsom Salt Scrub
- 1 cup Epsom salt
- ½ cup of pumpkin puree
- 1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
- Mix the Epsom salt and pumpkin puree into a bowl until completely combined.
- Stir in the pumpkin pie spice until blended.
- If the scrub looks a little loose or runny, add more Epsom salt into the mixture until it has a thick, paste-like consistency.
- Apply the scrub in circular motions and let the mixture stand for one minute before rinsing with warm water.
*Note if you have some left over store it in a jar in the refrigerator until next use.