Beauty Benefits of Salt

From the rose-hued lamps that have a relaxing glow to the blue pebbles that melt ice on our sidewalks, salt is a substance with endless uses.

It’s most commonly thought of as a flavor enhancer for our food but salt is also a cosmetic ingredient that can be found in many beauty products.

Origin of Salt

Salt is a natural mineral made up of sodium and chlorine.

It’s been used by humans for thousands of years, and has played an important role in preserving perishable foods—ancient Greeks and Romans packed their freshly caught meat and fish in salt to keep it edible for months.

Salt is a natural preservative because salt attracts water molecules away from microorganisms, preventing the microorganisms from reproducing, which keep the product from spoiling.

Salt can be produced in three different ways.

- Deep-shaft mining extracts salt from underground deposits, and mostly produces rock salt for de-icing roads and sidewalks.

- Table salts are mostly produced using solution mining, where fresh water is injected over salt beds to create a brine, which is then pumped out and sent to a facility for evaporation.

- Salt can be harvested from the sea. Naturally salty sea water is put into shallow pools, where wind and sun evaporate the water and leave the salt behind.

Hair Care

Salt is rich in sodium, magnesium and other minerals that soften the skin and hair.
When used in shampoos, sea salt deep-cleanses the scalp, leaving flat locks feeling soft, clean and full of volume.

Hask Hawaiian Sea Salt Texture Shampoo is formulated with Hawaiian sea salt for beachy texture, pearl extract for nourishment, coconut oil for moisture and blue sea kale to help protect hair. It doesn’t contain sulfates, parabens, phthalates, gluten, drying alcohol and artificial colors.

Bumble and Bumble Seaweed Shampoo is made with marine extracts from the great green seas. It nourishes the hair without adding weight, leaving hair clean and fresh. Formulated with marine seaweed, spirulina, and kelp, it feeds roots, adds shine, and keeps scalps happy.

Body Care

Salt is a perfect exfoliant because it gently buffs away dry skin to leave bright and refreshed skin because salt disintegrates in water it won’t negatively impact our waterways!

Try these great Sea Salt Scrubs:

When used in the bath, sea salt softens the water and soothes skin.
Pacifica Coconut Rehab Coconut Power Bath Bomb uses simple ingredients like Coconut Oil and Sea Salt for some magical aromatherapy to create a tranquil and calming haven with seriously softening results.

Urban Research Bath and Body Salty Bath Bombs use Epson salts, baking soda and Cocoa Butter to create a foamy bubble bath and skin-softening oceanic oasis. These products are handmade by women transitioning out of crisis situations.

Next time you’re looking for a new product to try look for products that use Salt!

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