Natural and Organic Skin Care

Sea Salt Baths and Scrubs

Did you know that our bodies contain the same concentration of minerals and nutrients as the sea?!  And that sea salt can help to stabilize blood pressure, balance blood sugar levels, improve nerve cell communication, prevent muscle cramping, aid in the absorption of nutrients, and help to get rid of sinus congestion, among other things?!

Sea salt is a wonderful addition to culinary creations, and just as beneficial to our skin care regime.  When we incorporate it into our bath or shower time, we allow our skin to absorb important nutrients that help our bodies, inside and out.  Soaking in a salt bath helps to draw out impurities and detoxify the innermost layers of the skin, while softening the outer most layer.  Its high calcium content allows it to clean deep within our pores, while the bromide in it helps to soothe.  When used regularly, sea salt baths or scrubs help to balance oily skin, and moisturize dry, chapped skin.  Over time, it can also help to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and cellulite.  To use, add a cup or so to your bath and soak for 20 minutes, or use as a scrub in the shower.  Use twice a week and your skin will soon be thanking you with a very healthy and happy glow. Below is one of our favorite salt scrub recipes.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups sea salt (finely ground works best, but regular will do)
  • ¾ cup base oil of choice (jojoba, olive, coconut)
  • 40 drops of lavender, rose or geranium essential oil

Directions

  • Using a whisk, combine the sea salt and base oil in a medium bowl, stirring until well blended.  Add the essential oil, a couple of drops at a time, blending after each addition.
  • Store in a glass container with a tight fitting lid.
  • Will keep unrefrigerated, but should be used within 6 months for optimal freshness.

To Use

  • To damp skin, massage approximately 1/4 to 1/2 cup of the salt scrub using circular motions.  Rinse.

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