A pretty pink hued salt naturally found in the Himalayan mountain region, Himalayan pink salt is a wonderful substance. It is said to be the purest salt available. And this is because the ancient sea beds in the Himalayan Mountains were covered by lava and crystallized 250million years ago, protecting the salt from modern day pollutants. How amazing is that?!
Himalayan pink salt is renowned for its detoxifying qualities. It draws out heavy metals and toxins from the body. How does it detox skin? By driving out grime, dirt, pollution and bacteria from deep within the pores. This enables skin to remain clean and pure, which prevents breakouts!
Detox Bath: Draw a warm bath and while the water is running, throw in a handful or 1 cup of fine grain Himalayan pink salt. When you’ve draw your bath, quickly mix up in a cup of whole milk: 10 drops lavender oil for good smell. Pour this into your bath and immediately soak in for a skin detoxifying and rejuvenating effect.
Salt scrubs are no new thing but Himalayan pink salt scrubs are the latest trend! And these gorgeous pink scrubs work effectively too! They scrub off dirt and dead cells and keep skin silky soft!
Pretty in Pink Body Scrub: In a large bowl, add 1 cup of fine grain Himalayan pink saltand ½ cup of fractionated coconut oil. Now add a handful of dried rose petals . Mix them all up and enjoy your pretty scrub for beautiful skin!
Salt deodorants rock! They absorb sweat, mask bad odor and aid in body detox! Make your own using the recipe below:
DIY Deodorant: In an amber spray bottle, add 2 tsp Himalayan salt, 1 oz witch hazel, 3 oz distilled water and ½ tsp baking soda. Now add 10 drops of essential oil of your choice: I love lemon oil. Close the cap and shake everything up. Your deodorant is ready!
Salt can be drying but when used correctly it can act as a wonderful facial toner! It tightens skin, diminishes large pores and firms it up.
Facial Toner: Combine ½ tsp of Himalayan salt grains, 1 tsp fractionated coconut oil, 1-2 drops of lemon oil and ½ cup pure water in a spray bottle. Mist all over your face after cleansing it (with your eyes shut). Let it dry up completely then moisturize. Yes, the coconut oil is necessary, without which I find the toner a bit too drying.
Salt gives hair texture and volume! So if you have flat hair, the DIY recipe below is something you must try sometime!
Texturizing Hair Spray: To your spray bottle, add 1 tsp Himalayan salt, ½ cup of pure water. Spray on freshly washed hair then scrunch it up using a towel. Behold volumized hair!
Got dandruff? Use Himalayan salt! You can add about 2 tsp to 2 tbsp of your normal shampoo and use it. This will considerably reduce your dandruff!
Salt sucks up excess oils from skin and hair! For oily skin simply use the facial toner recipe above. And for oily hair, use the tip above of adding Himalayan pink salt to your shampoo.
Get beachy waves with Himalayan pink salt! Simply use the DIY recipe on number 6 above. It will give you texturized, volumized and wavy hair!
Himalayan pink salt is a natural antiseptic. So it’s good for disinfecting acne prone skin. It will kill off acne causing bacteria, which will help reduce breakouts – especially those pus filled ones.
Acne Treatment Spray: To treat acne, simply add ½ tsp of Himalayan pink salt to a spray bottle containing ½ cup of pure water. Shake it up and spray on your face.
Rich in minerals, himalayan pink salt promotes healthy teeth. It also banishes bad breath! You can make a mouth wash with it as follows:
Healthy Teeth Mouthwash: Into a clean bottle, add 1 tsp of Himalayan pink salt, 1 cup distilled water . Shake well and use regularly.
Most skin cleansing products out there are alkalinic in nature. And this is bad news for our naturally slightly acidic skin. To balance your skin pH, make your own Himalayan pink salt face wash!
pH Balancing Face Wash: In a foaming soap dispenser, add 1 tsp of Himalayan salt crystals. Then add 3 drops tea tree oil, 3 drops geranium oil and 3 drops lavender oil . Now add ¼ cup of liquid castile soap and 1 cup of distilled water. Give the bottle a shake and your face wash is ready! Use twice a day.