The use: Use Epsom salts to make a DIY body scrub.
DIY it: Mix some Epsom salts with either oil (any kind of body oil or even olive oil), lotion, body wash, or a mix of the three. Try half a cup of Epsom salts to half a cup wet ingredients and adjust more salt or more wet according to your personal preference. Bring the bowl or jar of your mixture into the shower or bath and scrub away! Be careful when using oil because it makes the floor of your tub or shower very slippery. A safer option is mixing with a body wash.
The salt works as a physical exfoliator (as opposed to an acid or enzyme or something like that) and effectively removes rough/dry skin on the body — especially on elbows and knees. When you mix anything coarse (like salt or sugar) with some form of a base, it just physically scrubs the dead skin off your body. The salt in this case has the added benefit of being . . . salt. And we know that salt has healing and anti-inflammatory benefits, as well. — Hanna Naranjo esthetician at Haven Spa