When you want to relax consider taking a relaxing sea salt bath, also known as thalassotherapy. Sea salt contains minerals that help to restore your outer layer of skin, it helps to keep your skin hydrated and it softens your skin. When you soak in a sea salt water bath your fingers and toes will not get all pruney and wrinkled. Sea salt pulls out the toxins and cleanses the pores. To help you relax fill your tub up with warm water. Add your sea salt to the warm water. Then drop in a couple of drops of pure lavender essential oil, swish around into water. Lavender essential oil is very relaxing and helps to reduce stress.
1 cup good grade sea salt
3 to 5 drops 100% pure lavender essential oil
Sea salt is a great all natural exfoliatant. It helps to loosen and slough off dead skin. Use a good grade sea salt and gently massage on your skin. You don’t want a rough coarse salt with sharp edges that can scratch your skin. It should be a gentle sloughing of the dead skin, to help renew your skin. You can also make a sea salt scrub by adding sea salt to a carrier oil (like grapeseed oil or olive oil) and essential oil. Massage a handful onto your skin while in the tub or shower. Be careful and avoid sensitive areas, eyes, ears and mouth. Then rinse off with warm water. Always use caution though because the oil will make your tub or shower very very slippery. It helps to have a bath mat in your tub/shower, then clean tub/shower right away to prevent accidental slips or falls. A good sea salt scrub;
1 cup sea salt
2 cups carrier oil (like grapeseed oil)
12 drops essential oil – I like lavender essential oil, it helps to relax me.
If you have sore tired feet try taking a large basin/bowl fill it with warm water, add sea salt, epsom salts and lavender essential oil. Soak your feet for about fifteen minutes. I fill the bottom of my basin with marbles then add the sea salt, epsom salts and essential oils. Slip your feet into the basin, sit back and wiggle your toes. The marbles massage your feet and toes. Make sure to wash and dry the marbles after.
1/4 cup Sea salt
1/4 cup epsom salts
3 drops essential oil
Medium size marbles
Sea salt makes a great facial toner too. Just spritz it on face after you wash your face or use it to freshen your face up.
Sea salt toner;
2 cups warm distilled water (not hot)
2 Teaspoons Pink Himalayan sea salt
1/8 teaspoon epsom salts
6 drops lavender essential oil
3 drops calendula tincture
In a 8 ounce amber or blue spray bottle
Add warm water, sea salt and epsom salts. Stir until salts are dissolved. Add lavender essential oil and calendula tincture. Gently shake.
Sea salt is a great mouth wash also. Here is a recipe for a great mouthwash.
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
4 ounces distilled water
Mix all of ingredients, stir until all is dissolved. Take a mouth full of mouthwash, swish in mouth then spit mouthwash out into sink.
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