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More Epsom Salts Uses in the Garden

More Epsom Salts Uses in the Garden

House Plants Dissolve two tablespoons of Epsom Salts in 4.5 litres of water and use once a month instead of normal watering. With plants that have been in a pot for a long time this helps to clear the accumulation of salts in clogged root systems and improves plant health by allowing nutrients to be more readily absorbed. Flowers One tablespoon of Ultra Epsom Salts per 4.5 litres of water is the ratio for flowering plants. Use in a spray tank or watering can after first planting, later when you observe some growth and finally when the plants begin to...

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First Aid with Epsom Salts

First Aid with Epsom Salts

As you are discovering, Epsom Salt have a myriad of uses and here are some ideas and recipes that will help you cope with minor first aid issues. BruisingMix a couple of tablespoons of Epsom Salts with a bit of water and soak it up into a small cloth. Apply to the bruised area to lessen it’s appearance. EyesTo relieve conjunctivitis or styes, completely dissolve a little Epsom Salt into warm water and use as an eyewash or soak into a washcloth and apply as a warm compress. Stings and BitesFrom mosquitos to bees, use 2 tablespoons dissolved in cold water...

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Epsom Salts for Gardeners

Epsom Salts for Gardeners

There is evidence from studies showing that Epsom Salts used in the garden makes for greener plants with more flowers and increased yields. The magnesium component of Epsom Salts helps seeds germinate, improves chlorophyll production as well as the uptake of phosphorus and nitrogen. The sulfur element is essential for plant growth and vitamin production. The National Gardening Association in the USA has done tests which prove increased flower production and size of capsicum plants. It would seem that the use of Epsom Salts means less fertiliser is needed as the application of Epsom Salts increases the efficacy of the...

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Something about Epsom Salts

Something about Epsom Salts

You’ve heard of Epsom Salts right? But not too sure what it is and how you can use it? Well read on because this stuff is awesome… It’s proper name is magnesium sulfate and it’s a naturally-ocurring mineral compound found all over the place. For your inner nerd, it’s chemical formula is MgSO4 and it became know as Epsom Salts after a bitter, salty spring near Epsom in Surry, England where the salt was produced. But get this … it has a myriad of uses: medicinal, sports wellness, beauty, gardening and even for crafts. So seeing as this is our...

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More than just a Spa Bath

More than just a Spa Bath

Previously we hinted at medical benefits from bathing in Epsom Salts and these are the most important aspects associated with the practice. A lack of magnesium can disadvantage your health in a number of ways such as in high cholesterol levels, atherosclerosis (the build up of plaque in your arteries), heart attacks, strokes as well as kidney problems, inflammatory conditions and nervous disorders. The way your body utilises magnesium is to regulate about six hundred enzymes and by bathing in Epsom Salts you not only increase your magnesium and sulphate levels but the skin allows salt and toxins to be...

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