Art just showed me an article that was in the Honolulu Star Advertiser about Epsom salts that I thought was pretty interesting.
When Art ran the Honolulu Marathon, Ed, his marathon advisor and our friend recommended he use Epsom salts to soak his legs to relieve his tired muscles. Art was surprised at how well it worked. I remembered then that when he nearly cut his finger off, they had him soak his finger in Epsom salts during the healing period.
The part that caught my eye was about bug bites because I've been getting really bad bug bites...huge welts that itch like crazy and last several days. It also reminded me of Susan from Stony River Farm who is suffering from Poison Ivy.
Here are a couple of links that show some wonderful uses for Epsom salts.
The Magic of Epsom Salts
13 Wonderful Ways to Use Epsom Salts
Here's what the Star Advertiser wrote about the Bug-Bite thing. "A compress of Epsom salt is useful for treating bug bites, bee stings and poison ivy. To reduce itching, the council recommends a compress recipe of 1 gallon of water and two cups of Epsom salt."
Whoa... that makes a whole lot of solution, but when I start getting desperate with my next bug bite, I'll have to remember this.