You may be probably aware of the use of sea salt when the question comes to cooking, bringing out a flavour in basic dishes and to also boost the levels of electrolytes and minerals in the body for better health. However, the sea salt can also be used beyond cooking for dental hygiene and skin care to help in overall wellness. Below mentioned are certain surprising ways of using sea salt other than cooking needs:
- While bathing:
Adding a little sea salt to your bath can help you to relax and reduce the stress level of your body. Sea salt contains bicarbonate, magnesium, sodium chloride as well as calcium which have several health benefits. Hence, adding sea salt while bathing can help to improve blood flow and circulation in the body and decrease inflammation.
- Like a body scrub:
Sea salt contains minerals like magnesium, calcium and potassium that are all good for skin health. Sea salt helps in detoxification of the body and can be used as a scrub on areas of the body which tend to become dry like elbows, feet, knees as well as hands. Mix a cup of sea salt, coconut oil, few drops of essential oils, 1 teaspoon honey and vitamin E in a bowl and then apply the mixture gently to the desired body areas in order to get a smooth and glowing skin.
- Like a lip scrub:
If you suffer with peeling or dry lips then mix 1 tablespoon honey, 2 tablespoon of sea salt and create a home-based lip scrub. Apply the mixture with gentle hands in the lip area as the skin there is more delicate. This will act like a balm and will help to moisturise the lips as well.
- Like a toner:
You can mix sea salt and water in a toner spray and create your at-home toner that will help cleanse your skin pores deeply and also to balance the oil production.