The Romans brought Lavender to Scotland for it’s wonderful cleansing and healing properties. Our ‘Lavender Bath Salt’ combines these treasured effects with the hydration, detoxification and regenerative power of rock salt. The result is a wonderful natural body exfoliator that will leave you uplifted and energised.
Directions: Sprinkle a generous amount in the bath, or use in warm water in a bowl to soak your feet after a long day or even mix with olive oil to create a natural body exfoliator.
Ingredients: Sodium Chloride Rock Crystal, Alcohol, Lavender Oil, Vegetable Glycerine, Indigo Carmine.
What does salt do to the body?
Rarely do we think about what goes into nature’s most common treasures, like salt. This natural mineral comes straight from the earth, formed into crystals from a combination of sodium and chloride. It is naturally found in seawater, making up at least three percent of our world’s oceans. And when seawater is trapped, the water evaporates and leaves salt crystals behind.
Despite what you may have heard about sodium and your health, a natural source of salt holds vital nutrients that are important in maintaining optimal wellness. First, salt provides key minerals like sulphur, calcium, sodium, magnesium, silicon, boron, potassium, bromine and strontium. With its rich mineral content, salt can help with weight loss, reduce asthma symptoms, improve blood sugar levels and regulate heart health.
However, be aware that not all salts are created equal. Table salt, for example, is highly processed and bleached before it makes its way into that little glass bottle. Unfortunately, during mass production, manufacturers strip it from anything good for your health. The result is a product that has no resemblance to its original form and it can even harm your health. When doctors warn against consuming too much salt, table salt is what they are referring to.
How salt water can benefit your skin
Since salt water therapy has been used for centuries around the world, including ancient Greece, there is strong anecdotal evidence that it works wonders on the skin. A handful of studies have found that salt water bathing is particularly effective for troublesome skin conditions, like psoriasis.
Salt water is said to benefit your skin in the following eleven ways:
- Closes open pores
- Soaks up excess oil
- Balances oil production
- Kills acne-causing bacteria
- Diminishes scars
- Heals scrapes and cuts
- Exfoliates dead skin cells
- Restores skin’s natural pH
- Improves skin barrier function
- Enhances hydration
- Reduces inflammation