Monday, May 4, 2015




Doomsday Preppers Info by THEGREENPREPPER


Magnesium Sulfate is a miracle substance great for Doomsday Preppers, Homesteaders, Self-Reliant Families, Thrifty Individuals and the everyday all natural momma.  Discovered in Epsom, England where the salt was produced from the springs that bubble up and meet non-porous London clay; Magnesium Sulfate was dubbed Epsom Salt.

“Epsom salt is made up of magnesium and sulfate, which can help improve health in numerous ways. A lack of magnesium—which helps regulate the activity of more than 300 enzymes in the body—can contribute to high blood pressure, hyperactivity, heart problems and other health issues, doctors warn. Sulfate is essential for many biological processes, helping to flush toxins and helping form proteins in joints, brain tissue and mucin proteins.” Epsom Salt Council

Epsom Salt can be found at your local garden supply store, grocery store, and even your pharmacy.  It has a wide range of uses and you can usually pick up an external use two and a half pound package for about $3 bucks! Which makes it a very affordable and effective prepping stockpile item to fill your pantry.

1. Athletes Foot Remedy - For Mild athletes foot mix 1/2 cup Epsom Salt into a pan of warm water ad soak until the water has cooled.  This will aid your feet in healing & regeneration that helps fight the foot fungus.  In any kind of emergency situation your healthy feet are one of your most prized assets. If you have Severe Athletes Foot that even pills can't kill check out our Extra Strength All Natural Athletes Foot Recipe that worked for us!

2. Bee Stings - Soothe bee stings by dabbing a solution moistened cotton ball on the affected area.  Solution :  1 cup of cold water with 2 tablespoons of Epsom Salt dissolved into it.

3. Bigger Plants & Better Produce – Studies have shown Epsom salt increases production of tomatoes, peppers and blooms. 1 teaspoon per a gallon of water sprayed on your plants every 1-2 weeks, can reinvigorate the soil and create a bounty of fruits and veggies ready for consumption and preservation in your pantry .

4. Blossom End Rot in Tomatoes -  Blossom end rot is caused by a magnesium deficiency in the soil destroying much of you tomato harvest.  Put1 teaspoon per a gallon of water sprayed on your plants every 1-2 weeks, you can also sprinkle granular Epsom Salt for slow release into the soil over time after the topical water solution application.

5. Clean Bathroom Tiles & Tile Floors – Epsom salt will get rid of that mucky look. Mix it in equal parts with liquid dish soap, then dab it onto the offending areas and start scrubbing. Epsom salts work with the detergent to scrub and dissolve the grime.

6. Deter Slugs –  Sprinkle Epsom salt  in the garden & where you see their trail and say good bye to those garden eating vermin!

7. Detox (aka saline laxative) – Mix approximately 1 cup of warm water with 2 tsp. of Epsom salts until it dissolves, then drink. Do not repeat this cleanse more than once per day, and also always drink extra water throughout the day when doing this!

8. Eradicate Blackheads – Here is an amazing way to knock out blackheads – Mix 1/2 cup boiling water, 1 teaspoon of Epsom Salt and 3 drops Lugol’s Solution liquid iodine. When the mix is cool enough to dip your finger in it, apply it generously to the blackhead with a cotton ball. Repeat this process three to four times, reheating the solution if necessary. Gently remove the blackhead and then dab the area with an alcohol based astringent.

9. Eye Health -Rinse your eyes & face with a solution of dissolved Epsom salt and warm water. This can help heal conjunctivitis, cataracts and sties.

10. Face Cleaner – To clean your face at night, mix your regular cleansing cream with a half teaspoon of Epsom salt . Just massage into skin and rinse with cold water.  This will provide an excellent ex-foliation treatment

11. Foot Soak – Sooth aches, soften rough skin and remove odors with an Epsom Salt foot soak. Warm a large pan filled with water and add 1/2 cup of Epsom Salt. Soak your feet as long as the water is warm. Once finished rinse and dry your feet.

12. Frost Windows At Christmas –  Mix 1 cup Epsom salt, 3 Tablespoons of liquid dish soap & 1 – 1/2 cups boiling water. Apply the mix to your window with a sponge For a more realistic look, sweep the sponge in a arc at the bottom corners. Once the mixture has dried your window will appear frosted.

13. Fungus - Treating minor fungus in fingernails and toenails can be easy.  Combine 1 Tablespoon of Epsom Salt to 1/4 cup hot water, mix until dissolved and then apply topically to affected areas.  Reapply 2-3 times a day until progress is observed!
treating fungus in fingernails and toenails
treating fungus in fingernails and toenails

14. General stress relief – Nothing draws out stress like bath salts. As the magnesium soaks into your body it relieves the effects of stress on your body, replenishing magnesium levels, producing serotonin & decreasing adrenaline. Make your own bath salts by mixing 16 ounces of Epsom Salt and 15-25 drops of your favorite essential oil (especially those that induce relaxation like lavender). Store in a glass jar and use 3 times a week for maximum results!

15. Get Rid of Raccoons –   If the masked marauders are poking around your house, garden or trash can, spinkle a few tablespoons of Epsom Salt in any of these affected areas & literally see them vanish like magic. Pesky raccoons dislike the smell of Epsom Salt. A little side note: Be sure to reapply after it rains.

16. Hair Volumizer – Mix equal parts of Epsom salt andyour favorite deep conditioner. Warm up in a sauce pan. Work the warm mixture through your hair and leave in for 20 minutes. Rinse and admire your thicker fuller hair.

17. Homemade Skin Mask – Beat 1 Egg white, 1  Teaspoon Aloe Vera Gel, 1  Teaspoon Epsom salt, 1/2 Teaspoon Pantothenic acid powder (Vitamin B5), 2 drops Thyme oil and 1 Ripe Tomato chopped.  Apply to face and let set 15 minutes then rinse off. This really helps acne issues.

18. Make The Grass Greener – Epsom salt, which adds needed magnesium and iron to your soil, may be the answer to your green lawn. A natural 5-3-3 Fertilizer. Add 2 tablespoons to 1 gallon to water. Spray onto your lawn with a garden sprayer and make sure it soaks into the grass well.  Fertilizer

19. Mosquito Bites - Soothe mosquito bites by dabbing a solution moistened cotton ball on the affected area.  Solution :  1 cup of cold water with 2 tablespoons of Epsom salt dissolved into it.

20. Poison Ivy - Soothe poison ivy by dabbing a solution moistened cotton ball on the affected area.  Solution :  1 cup of cold water with 2 tablespoons of Epsom salt dissolved into it.

21. Regenerate a Car Battery – Revive an old battery in an emergency – Dissolve 1.5 ounces of Epsom Salt in 1/2 cup of warm distilled water and add it to each battery cell. Now recharge. Salt when added to water is an electrolyte and it makes the water more electrically conductive.  This will not make your battery brand new but it will give you a little more life when it is need most.

22. Relieve Gout Pain & Inflammation –  Put 2-3 teaspoons of Epsom salts into a basin of hot water (as hot as you can stand). Soak your feet for about 30 minutes

23. Remove Charred Food From Pans – Scrub pan with 1/4 tablespoon of Epsom salt and some warm water.  When done rinse & Viola!

24. Remove excess oil from hair – Epsom salt soaks up excess oil from your hair. Add 9 tablespoons of Epsom salt to 1/2 cup of oily hair shampoo. Apply one tablespoon of the liquid to your hair when dry; rinse with cold water. Pour lemon juice or organic apple cider vinegar through the hair, leave on for 5-10 minutes, then rinse.

25. Skin Exfoliate – Massage handfuls of Epsom salt over your wet skin, starting with your feet and continuing up towards the face. Have a bath to rinse.

26. Sprains and bruises – Epsom salt will reduce the swelling of sprains and bruises. Add 2 cups of Epsom salt to a warm bath and soak.

27. Soil Prep – 1 cup of Epsom Salt per 100 feet (10x10 plot) will help create the perfect gardening mix for this summers bounty. Use a fertilizer spreader and mix into soil.

28. Splinter Remover – Soak affected area in Epsom salt, it will draw out the splinter.

29. Sunburn & Mild Burns - Soothe mild sunburns by dabbing a solution moistened cotton ball on the affected area.  Solution :  1 cup of cold water with 2 tablespoons of Epsom salt dissolved into it.

30. Grow More – When your stockpile of Epsom Salt is getting low you can use this little know trick to replenish your stash. Add 1/4 cup Epsom salts (magnesium sulfate) to 1/2 cup boiling water stir until it dissolves. Pour over sponge in shallow dish and place in a warm sunny spot. As the water evaporates your crystals will grow. Just be sure to check crystals against the original before “harvesting.”

When looking at stocking your pantry, stockpiling or prepping for disaster preparedness you should always look for items that you can use for multiple things or ITEMS THAT LAST FOREVER!  Prepare now so you will be ready later for anything that life throws at you.

IMPORTANT disclaimers about using Epsom Salt :

Consult your physician:
If irritation occurs or there is evidence of infection, discontinue use and consult a physician.
In case of overdose, get medical attention or contact poison control immediately.
Individuals with diabetes should not soak in Epsom salt (hot or warm), except on express advice of physician.
Most Epsom salt is for external use only: do not ingest! You can us Relief MD Epsom Salt ; as an internal saline laxative.
Pregnant or nursing woman should also consult a health professional before use.
Use only as directed and keep out of the reach of children!

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