Friday 10 May 2013

A Rainy Blah Blah Day

What a weather change from the past week to wake up to rain, damp and cold.  The bright side, besides there not being any Sunshine, is that it isn't snow and we need the moisture.

I was off to my usual weekly Doctor's appointment North of the Checkerboard.  By the time I finished up with that, I headed down into Wiarton for a bit.  I did manage to return home just before the Lunch Hour.

Regardless of it being a rainy blah blah day, there still can always be beauty found in it somewhere ....

.... and cuteness.

With the Internet at your fingertips there can also be lots and lots of "stuff" to educate one's self with .... some old ideas and some new.

21 USES FOR EPSOM SALT - We use epsom salt a lot at our house . 
It is a good source of magnesium and has dozens of household uses. Here are our favorites:

As a relaxing Magnesium Soak – Add at least 1 cup of epsom salt to a warm bath and soak for 20 minutes.

Splinter Removal- Soak in concentrated epsom salt water to pull out a splinter.

Magnesium Foot Scrub- Make a homemade magnesium scrub (recipe here) for a boost of magnesium and super soft skin.
1 cup of epsom salt
¼ cup olive oil or almond oil
1 teaspoon liquid castille soap (optional, makes texture slightly smoother)
10-15 drops of essential oils

Better Vegetables- Add a tablespoon of epsom salt to the soil below a tomato plant to boost growth.

Facial Wash- Add a pinch of epsom salt to your usual face cleaner (or to your oil cleansing routine) for a skin exfoliating magnesium boost.

Tile/Grout Cleaner- Mix equal parts of liquid dish soap and epsom salts and use to scrub tile and grout. Rinse well for a streak free shine.

Body Aches- Add 2 cups of epsom salt to a warm bath and soak for at least 20 minutes to help relieve muscle sprains and for a transdermal magnesium boost.

Homemade Sea Salt Spray- Make your own sea salt spray to add texture and volume to hair

Water House Plants- Help house plants grow by adding a couple tablespoons of epsom salt to the water when you water them.

Volumizing Hair Mask- Combine equal parts of conditioner and epsom salt and leave on hair for 20 minutes. Rinse well and let air dry for thicker hair.

Foot Soak- For a concentrated magnesium boost, add 1 cup of epsom salt to a hot foot soak and soak for 20 minutes.
Get rid of slugs- Have slugs in your garden or on your patio? Sprinkle epsom salt to deter them.

Making Magnesium Lotion- Using magnesium flakes is a better option, but in a pinch, you can use epsom salt to make homemade magnesium oil (recipe here).

Laxative- For occasional constipation, a teaspoon of epsom salt dissolved in water can help. Check with a doctor first.

Beautiful Roses- Add a tablespoon a week to the soil around rose bushes before watering for faster growth.

Soil Prep- Before planting, we add a few bags of epsom salt to the soil in the garden and water in to help replenish soil magnesium levels.

Headache relief- There is evidence that soaking in a soothing epsom salt bath may help relieve headache.

Smooth skin- Mix 1/2 cup epsom salt with 1/4 cup olive oil and scrub skin in the shower for healthy and smooth skin.

Itchy Skin or Bug Bites- Dissolve a tablespoon of epsom salt in to 1/2 cup of water and cool. Spritz on itchy skin or apply a wet compress to help relieve itching.

Minor Sunburn Relief- Use the same ratio in the itchy skin relief above and spritz on to minor sunburns to help soothe them.

Help Kids Sleep Better- Add a cup to kids’ bath water before bed to help them sleep peacefully.

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One of my highlights of the day was seeing that our Daily Votes for MY "Crabby Cabbie's" Wish to come true had risen to 1023 with only two more days of voting to go.

Because of YOUR support and daily votes we are now at 1023 Votes 68 more then yesterday.  We are averaging about 40 new daily votes.  Remember you can only vote once within a 24 hour period or the vote will not take.

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It has been pretty much a kind of lazy day with still feeling a bit upset with the new medications.  It has been that kind of day.  Still I am happy I am here, "Just North of Wiarton & South of the Checkerboard".


  1. With the flick of a few keys I bloody well learn a whole READERS DIGEST of information in a few minutes.........
    As I have just now x

  2. another bright spot I am sure was talking to me, wasn't it!!!!

    Lots of info in this post today.


  3. It has been really chilly and wet here too. I actually hauled my down duvet back out of summer storage and threw it back on the bed. I wasn't satisfied with that and had to crawl under it and have a little nappy poo! I'm NOT a person who naps, but the sound of the rain on the roof and the nice warm duvet was just too tempting.
    Those puppies are so sweet. My sisters neighbour has an Aussie. I see him walking her a couple of times a day.

  4. It has been rainy and sunny here on and off but now it is chilly and cloudy ! Great uses for Epsom Salts thanks for info ! Oh those little ones are soo cute , I bet they keep you busy ! Have a good evening !

  5. Did I read this right You were talking to Gill? COOL

    I love epsom salts it helps to keep my Fibro in check when it is bad, it is like some kind of magic potion:) OK for me anyways. Love the puppies. Take care B

  6. Hi Cindy~ Rainy Blah Day here too.....the high today is going to be 34!! My mom always said, Don't put you winter coats away until June 1st:) When I had my rose garden, I always added Epsom salts to the soil:) With all the construction going on around, I will need to use it on my splinters~ Those puppies are so cute...Have A Wonderful Mother's Day Cindy:) Lynn

  7. I must get some Epsom Salts! No idea they had so many uses. Will keep on voting! xx

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