Sea salt is made by simply evaporating seawater. Natural salts are packed with minerals like potassium, magnesium, and calcium that can help to reduce inflammation, brighten, and even strengthen the skin. Here are some ways to utilize its benefits:
1. Exfoliating Body Scrub
Salt is a natural exfoliant that scrubs off dead skin. It also has minerals to soften skin and restore hydration.
How to use: Mix quarter-cup sea salt and half-cup coconut oil into a thick paste. Apply in the shower all over your body, scrubbing your skin in a circular motion. Salt granules can be abrasive, so start with gentle scrubbing to see how your skin responds.
2. Relaxing Salt Bath
Salt absorbs dirt, grime, and bacteria and cleanses your skin’s pores deeply. Salt’s mineral content helps restore the protective barrier of the skin and de-stresses your stiff muscles.
How To Use: Put half a cup of Epsom Salt in your bathtub. You can add 10 drops of your favorite essential oil for extra luxury and rejuvenation. Soak in and enjoy it!
3. Anti-dandruff Scalp Treatment
Salt helps loosen and remove existing flakes while stimulating circulation for a healthy scalp. It also absorbs excess oil to prevent fungal growth and inhibit the root cause of dandruff.
How To Use: Part your hair, and sprinkle one to two teaspoons of salt on your scalp. Using wet fingers, massage your scalp gently and thoroughly for 10 to 15 minutes. Wash and condition your hair with gentle products. You will get immediate results.
4. Natural Mouth Wash
Salt acts as a natural disinfectant to kill the bacteria that can cause bad breath and gingivitis.
How To Use: Mix together a half-teaspoon salt, a half-teaspoon baking soda, and quarter-cup water until the salt dissolves. Swish the solution around in your mouth and between teeth. Spit, then rinse.
5. DIY Hair Texturizer
No time for a salon trip? Recreate the tousled beachy waves hair texture that a dip in the ocean brings using your own homemade sea salt hair spray.
How To Use: Mix one cup of warm water with half tablespoon of sea salt until the salt dissolves. Combine a half tablespoon of melted coconut oil with few drops of leave-in hair conditioner. Mix it all together and store it. Shake well before spraying onto towel-dried hair.
6. Easy Facial Toner
Salt has anti-microbial benefits that can banish excess oil and prevent acne. It can dry or irritate the skin, so use it sparingly.
How To Use: Mix one cup of warm water with one tablespoon of sea salt and a pinch of Epsom salt until both have dissolved. Use a spray bottle to mist onto skin or wipe it on using a cotton pad.
7. Instant Eye De-puffer
Didn’t get enough sleep last night? And no time for elaborate makeup routines? Soothe puffy eyes and absorb excess fluid with the anti-inflammatory properties of salt.
How To Use: Mix one teaspoon of salt into a cup of warm water until the salt has dissolved. Split a cotton round in half then soak it in the solution and lay it around your eyes—voila, the puffiness will be gone.
The anti-bacterial salt is a miracle ingredient that is natural and easily available. Its anti-bacterial properties make it a very diverse product to have in our beauty routines. Make sure to not overuse it, and always moisturize well to prevent dry skin.