How to Add Epsom Salt & Coffee Grounds to Potting Soil
Instead of buying plant food for fertilizing your houseplants, try amending ordinary potting soil with Epsom salt and coffee grounds. Epsom salt supplies magnesium and lowers the pH of potting soil, making it easier for plants to absorb other nutrients. Coffee grounds help plants absorb nitrogen. Using one or both is safe for your plants, pets and children and saves you money on fertilizer.
Epsom Salt Uses: Reduces Swelling/Bruising/Body Aches and Cold and Flu Relief by soaking in bath water with salt; Fabric Softener (4 cups salt with 20 drops essential only put 1/4 cup in wash); Poison Ivy Relief (cold compress cotton washcloth soaked in 2 tbsp salt w/1 cup water)