Sea Salt in Soap
There seems to be a growing popularity of sea salt in soap. There are many different sea salts you can use and certainly the salts have wonderful benefits to our skin.
Each sea salt varies, but they all contain minerals that are beneficial to our bodies.
Most everyone has experienced the relaxation of a soak in the tub with bath salts.
This salt comes from the Dead Sea and contains 21 minerals, some of which our body loses throughout the day, these minerals are known to detoxify and cleanse our bodies as well as help to treat skin conditions as well as others such as arthritis. The salt is absorbed while soaking in a bath, which stimulated blood circulation while the body, absorbs the beneficial minerals……so why not add it to soap?
Pink Salt comes from salt beds found within the Himalayan Mountains and is believed to be the purest form of salt available. Known for it’s soothing and stimulating properties adding this sea salt in soap will give it exfoliating and moisturizing abilities.
The crystals are an off white color with reddish to pink colors as well.
Larger Rock Crystals of salt are used to make Salt Lamps
Hawaiian Red Salt
Also known as Alaea Sea Salt this salt is richly composed of 80 different minerals.
It has been used traditionally by the Hawaiians to cleanse in ceremonies, to purify and bless canoes and also used as medicine and in healing rituals.
This salt is pink to red in color, which adds nice color to your soap.
I had to add this one even though it is not a salt. It is actually Magnesium Sulfate, and makes a really good exfoliate for soap, it will however tend to attract moisture so may not last as long as most soaps. It’s also a great moisturizer, soothing and relaxing benefits.
Sea salt has been used for years for the benefit of your mind and body, the Ancient Greeks and Romans both used sea salt for relaxing baths.
As a detoxifier, sea salts will absorb toxins from your skin and draw them out as the same time increasing circulation.
The salts have an antiseptic effect and will leave your skin feeling soft; they also have the ability to help reduce fluid retention.
According to Health-Benefit-of-Water.com, sea salt baths will help to improve the quality of sleep.
All these salts above have wonderful and have excellent benefits to your skin, but when adding salt in soap making Dead Sea Salt and Epsom Salt tend to draw moisture from the air, so using these in your soap may make a bar that will attract moisture and sweat.
Sea Salt and Himalayan salt are the best to use. The salt grain comes in different sizes from fine to course. Have fun with it sprinkle some course salt on the top. If you choose large grain in your soap it will work as an exfoliate.
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