9 DYI Uses for Himalayan Sea Salt
Himalayan Sea Salt isn’t like ordinary salt. 250 million years ago (when corduroy bell-bottoms were still in fashion) an ancient seabed evaporated at the foot of the Himalayas, trapping 84 different minerals in the pure salt crystal itself. Minerals like magnesium, calcium, sodium, and potassium, aren’t only healthy for the inside of your body. They’re like a shot of wheat grass at your local juice shop—but for your skin.
- Use Himalayan Sea Salt for a Balancing Mask
If you’re dealing with unsightly acne or skin that’s flaky and drier than your morning pastry, then there’s news for you. Salt and honey can retain moisture in the layers where it’s needed the most. Also, both have anti-inflammatory properties, that can balance oil production.
Try it for yourself! Mix two teaspoons of So Well’s finely ground Himalayan Sea Salt with four teaspoons of raw honey until it’s a spreadable paste. Apply evenly to your face, avoiding your eyes, and wait for 10-15 minutes. Now here’s So Well’s special secret: 30 seconds before you remove the honey/salt mask, grab a warm washcloth, ring it out, and for the next half minute, gently rub into your face. Focus on your problem areas, they won’t trouble you anymore.
- Use Himalayan Sea Salt for an Oil-Sapping Facial Toner
In fact, Himalayan salt is so good at digging deep into your pores, that it can be used to combat oil, all on its own. Just mix one teaspoon of So Well’s Himalayan salt with four ounces of warm water in a convenient portable spray bottle. Shake until all the salt is dissolved, then spray it lightly on your face. Avoid your eyes. Make sure your skin is clean and dry. You only need to try this once or twice a day, and you’ll have that you-have-no-idea-how-old-I-am look.
3. Use Himalayan Sea Salt for a Detoxing Body Scrub
Himalayan Salt isn’t only for your face, you can also use it to tackle dry, crocodile skin on your body, and combat the signs of aging. Remember those 84 miraculous minerals? They can exfoliate, while softening and re-hydrating your skin.
You can make it yourself! Take a quarter-cup of Himalayan salt, and a half-cup of organic olive oil or sesame oil (or if you’re really adventurous try softened coconut oil and or shea butter) and mix them into a thick paste. Add in sea kelp oil and or tumeric powder. If you want to add a couple drops of your favorite essential oil , your friends will immediately be jealous of our little secret. Apply to your fingers, or just massage it in with your hands, gently scrubbing in a circular motion.
- Use Himalayan Salt for a Rejuvenating Body Scrub
There are tons of Body Scrubs you can make with Himalayan salts, not just the detoxing scrub above. Try mixing a half-cup of Himalayan salt with—get this—a quarter-cup of aloe vera! Try the pure aloe juice or the gel. Then mix a quarter-cup of any oil you would like. Did you know two of the oldest people ever recorded swear their longevity and health to rubbing olive oil into their skin. Add ten drops of essential lavender oil, and if you’re really adventurous, a tablespoon of dried lavender flowers. The lavender will increase circulation, as well as a natural antiseptic. Apply to a washcloth or a loofah, or massage it in with your hands, and gently rub it into your skin in a circular motion.
- Use Himalayan Sea Salt for a Relaxing Bath
Salt absorbs dirt, grime, and toxins faster than I absorb chocolate on a Thursday night. Those 84 magic minerals in So Well’s Himalayan salt are great for restoring the body’s natural protective barriers. You’ll notice that your skin won’t get raisiny while you’re in the bath. These bath soaks are also great for combating uncomfortable bloating so you fit in that little black dress in a pinch. Add 4 ounces of Himalayan salt to your bath, swish around to dissolve the salt, then soak for 15-30 minutes.
You can also add oatmeal, various essential oils, or dried flowers for a luxury spa experience.
- Use Himalayan Sea Salt for an Anti-Dandruff Scalp Treatment
So Well’s Himalayan salt can combat a dry or greasy scalp, regulating moisture, and creating a climate where the root of dandruff can’t come about. It also gently exfoliates away dry flakes so that you don’t ever have to worry about unsightly “scalp snow” falling onto your little black dress. It’s really easy, just massage finely ground Himalayan salt into your scalp using wet fingers. For 10-15 minutes massage your scalp gently but thoroughly—or have your beau give you a full scalp massage. You’ve earned it! Then just wash and condition as you normally would, and enjoy immediate results. You can also brew organic green tea, let it cool and mix in Himalayan salt and apply to scalp- then let sit for couple minutes and rinse.
- Use Himalayan Salt for a Teeth Whitener
Salt and baking soda both act like mini scrubbers reaching deep inside your enamel to remove stains and stubborn plaque. Also Himalayan salt contains a natural source of fluoride, which has been shown to combat tooth decay. Mix one teaspoon of Himalayan salt with two teaspoons of baking soda. Add some good essential oils for more refreshing taste!
- Use Himalayan Sea Salt for a Natural Mouth Wash
Try getting these cleansing benefits throughout your whole mouth with your own homemade Natural Mouth Wash. Salt acts like a disinfectant that kills bacteria before it can ruin your late night kissing-session. It can also kill the bacteria that caused gingivitis without the need for harmful chemicals. Just mix a half-teaspoon of Himalayan salt with the same amount of baking soda. Treat it as you would any mouth wash: swish, spit, rinse. You’ll feel confident throughout the day. Try this after oil-pulling to get rid of any access bacteria.
- Use Himalayan Sea Salt for a Nail Brightening Treatment
Himalayan salt has been shown to soften cuticles and strengthen weak nails so you can paint them over and over without the fear of embarrassing and painful breaks. If you have unsightly yellow nails, So Well’s Himalayan salt can also help to kill the fungal growth causing this. Just mix one teaspoon of Himalayan salt and one teaspoon of baking soda. Then add a teaspoon of pure lemon juice. The citric acid will help activate the minerals. Mix that with a half-cup of warm water, and then soak your nails for 10 minutes. We’ll just call it “pamper time”. Scrub your nails with a soft brush and then rinse your hands and moisturize.
However, if you’re too busy to create all these concoctions yourself, just feel free to browse our extensive selection of artisan, hand-crafted products and treat yourself to our versions of all these products.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column]