Saturday, May 23, 2009

Got Epsom Salt?

Have you ever heard of all the things you can do with Epsom Salt? I had no idea what the stuff was, until I had a conversation with the plant manager at Lowe's. Lowe's always has great sale racks of plants at the very back of the plant department. A lot of times, the plants look pretty sick and wilted. The guy told me, just mix some epsom salt in with water and water the plant with it after you stick it in the ground. It worked! It helps them recover and grow nice and healthy. I had no idea.

So I looked it up on the internet, and it turns out, epsom salt is a great thing to use regularly on all your plants. Apparently, even Martha uses it. For more on using it for your plants (like why and how much), check out this and this.

I noticed that the epsom salt looks a lot like sand because it has big grains, not tiny ones like table salt. I always use this for my hurricanes. Much cheaper than buying pretty white sand.

You can also do things like keep away racoons, soften your skin, and clean tile floors with epsom salt. Go here, here or here to see more ideas.

I'm going to give some of them a try, and I'll let you know if it works.


Sandy said...

Lovely! I just did it the fast easy way and bought glazed rocks at Crate n' Barrel. Always love your posts, Heather!

Kristen, The Pajama Mama said...

good to know...i like it in your hurricanes, too!

Amber said...

Thanks for the tip! I never would have thought to salt water my plants. I read tons of magazines but never remember hearing about this!

Trish said...

More great ideas from YOU! I spent two days looking for nice sand to put in my hurricanes...Never thought to look under the bathroom vanity in the epsom salt box!

Always enjoy my visits to your beloved blog -- you always inspire me!


lavidaboca said...

Great tips! I had never thought of these so thanks for sharing.

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