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Post Super Bowl Pampering: Unwind With Epsom Salts & Create Your Own Spa Bowl

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Now that the big Super Bowl party is over, recover this coming weekend by gathering your girlfriends for a Spa Bowl and enjoy some goold old-fashioned pampering.

From "Polished Pedicure Punts" to a "First-Down Facial," the Spa Bowl celebrates the end of the NFL season, the beauty junkie way. Each spa-inspired recipe features your tried and true ffective agent - epsom salt.

Epsom salt - actually magnesium sulfate - is one of the most versatile household products, with uses ranging from creating at-home spa treatments, to soothing achy muscles, to helping start or improve gardens. It's been used therapeutically for hundreds of years, and it's gaining a new generation of fans looking for a safe, economical alternative in a sea of expensive, over-the-counter remedies. Epsom salt is easy to use, easy to find in your local pharmacy or grocery store and it costs about the same per use as a cup of coffee!

Grab a bottle of your favorite drink, your closest friends and enjoy these Spa Bowl options:

"Polished Pedicure Punt"

  • Mix ½ cup of Epsom salt with warm, soapy water.
  • Soak feet to soften skin.
  • Remove polish, cut and file nails and calluses.
  • Soak feet in Epsom salt bath for 5 minutes.

"End Zone Exfoliator"

  • For exfoliation, mix 2 cups of Epsom salt with ¼ cup of petroleum jelly and a few drops of lavender essential oil.
  • Use the mixture to gently scrub away dry skin patches.

"First-Down Facial"

  • Mix ½ tsp of Epsom salt into cleansing cream for deep-pore cleansing.
  • Massage on skin, rinse with cool water and pat dry.

"Blind-Side Bath Crystals"

  • Mix 2 cups of Epsom salt with a few drops of fragrance and food coloring or ½ teaspoon of glycerin. Store in an airtight container.

Any of these spa ideas a winner in your beaut playbook? Let us know with a note below!

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