Many people use sea salt soap and scrubs to cleanse and detoxify their face and body. Sea salts draw toxins out of the body, which will naturally lead to feeling refreshed. Many people don’t realize the benefits of salt soap for face and body.
Sea salt, by nature is grainy and therefore makes for a great scrub, when showering or bathing with it, sea salt increases blood circulation and allows for the skin to soak in ingredients from other products more effectively. In soap, the salt makes a rock hard bar that ends up as smooth as a stone with a lotion like lather. The user will not only get the benefits of the sea salt, but will see more complete benefits from the lotion – such as moisturizing.
Many people who do not live close to the ocean want to be able to use products with sea salt so that they too can benefit from its healing, soothing properties.
Another benefit of salt soap is that it lasts twice as long as regular soap bars in the shower due to the density and mineral content. The bars also weigh up to 25% more than a like-sized bar. If you haven’t tried salt soap, you are in for a treat.
Sea salt is growing in popularity not just on the dining room table, but in skin products as well. It can be found in a variety of different forms to be used in bath salts, soaps and exfoliating scrubs. Sea salt is made by taking water from either oceans or saline lakes and letting the water evaporate to leave the salts behind, whereas table salt is mined from salt deposits in the earth and heavily processed to produce “clean” salt.
Sea salt on its own is an excellent exfoliating treatment, It is found as a primary ingredient in many high-end spa treatments. In a June 2010 article in the “San Jose Mercury News,” Lisa Price, founder of Carol’s Daughter, a natural beauty product retailer, recommends paying attention to the grade of sea salt used to exfoliate. Sea salt used to rub into the skin shouldn’t have rough, sharp edges. The texture of the sea salt should be smooth to the touch, as you want it to gently slough off the dead skin cells, not scratch the skin. It can also be used as a rub to exfoliate and soften tough skin.
Stress Reducer Greeks and Romans both used warm seawater as a therapy to help people relax. This is now called talassotherapy, a word derived from the old Greek word thalassa that means sea. According to Health-Benefit-of-Water.com, sea salt bath therapy provides psychological benefits and improves quality of sleep.
Sea salt is a natural detoxifier, as the salt absorbs the toxins from the skin. Make a paste out of sea salt and water, apply it to your skin and leave it on for one minute before you get into the shower. Massage the salt off gently in the shower as you bathe. This will not only help detoxify your skin, but will help exfoliate dead skin cells as you rinse it off.
Increased circulation, antiseptic effects, soft skin without a greasy feel and reduction in fluid retention are just some of the additional benefits of sea salt for the skin. Since sea salt does not go through the same manufacturing processes as table salt, the minerals from the sea remain, giving sea salts different colorings depending on where they are from. Many of these minerals also provide nutrients and benefits to the skin.
The new Nourish Spa bars are a convenient small size so you can use them directly on your face for a lovely, refreshing and toning skin treatment. Sea salt is also a natural antiseptic so for any cuts and grazes, use your salt bar. This quality also makes it a useful shaving bar as it will disinfect those nicks and cuts as you shave.
Pop into the market or order directly from me for a sublime sea salt experience!