Many people think of salt as just a way to add flavor to their food. This is true when it comes to iodized salt or kosher salt, but there are many other kinds of salt that are full of healing benefits, and are commonly used as ingredients in our beauty products. For the next couple of weeks I will highlight 3 of theses beneficial salts, and give you suggestions on how you may use them at home.
I’ve written about the benefits of Epsom salt before on my post “The Benefits of Epsom Salt“. It is the most well known, so I though I’d start with it.
Thought technically not a salt, Epsom salt is commonly know as a natural remedy for many ailments. Some of it’s health benefits include curing skin problems, relaxing nervous system, easing muscle strain, soothing back pain and aching limbs, healing cuts, treating cold and congestion, and drawing toxins form the body. One of the easiest ways to relieve stress is to soak in a bath full of hot water and a few cups of Epsom salt. Add a 1/2 cup of olive oil to moisturize your skin while you soak.
For beauty, Epsom salt works great as an exfoliant. In the shower, add baby oil to a handful of salt to use as a simple body scrub. Mix a bit of Epsom salt in with your normal skin cleanser, or olive oil, for a gentle scrub the leaves your face clean and soft.
What are some other ways you use Epsom salt?