Sea Salts are mineral rock salts composed of sodium. For thousands of years they have been used as a condiment and for body health. The salt contains minerals that aid skin health and is used in baths to detoxify and cleanse. Sodium can help to regulate the blood pressure and control muscle action. When using bath salts it releases toxins from the body whilst the skin absorbs the healthy minerals. A sea salt bath can help to relieve dry and itchy skin as well as conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. Among other things salt helps cleanse pores, balance oil production and kill off bacteria. Adding salt to your beauty regime can help improve hydration and promote a stable pH balance within the cells.
There are different types of salts.
Sea Salt contains 60 trace minerals, some digestive enzymes, magnesium and can help balance sodium-potassium ratios as well as alleviate some skin conditions.
Himalayan salt is a natural rock salt from the Punjab Region of Pakistan. It is said to be the purest form of salt so far. It is about 98% sodium chloride and its pink colour is the presence of iron oxide. It contains 84 trace minerals and elements. Himalayan salt can help with sinus, muscle cramps, blood sugar health and promote bone strength. It is high in iron, magnesium, phosphorous and chloride.
Celtic Sea Salt is naturally harvested from France. It can help Alkalize the body, balance blood sugar, eliminate mucus build up, and increase energy.
Black Salt is a volcanic rock salt with a pungent smell mainly due to its sulphur content. Its colour comes from the presence of other minerals such as iron. It is found in the Himalayas of Nepal.
Magnesium is one of the abundant elements in our bodies and is used in regulating over 300 biochemical reactions. Having a magnesium soak helps increase the body’s magnesium levels, maintain a natural healthy skin, enhance relaxation and provides relief for joint and muscle pain. It allows your body to absorb calcium. Magnesium salt baths are great for improving circulation, wound healing, acne, eczema, skin hydration and other skin problems.
It is not a salt but actually a natural pure mineral compound of magnesium and sulphate named after a bitter saline spring at in Surrey, England. Epsom salt has been well known for ages for its health benefits and carries all the health benefits of a magnesium soak. It helps to treat athlete’s foot, toenail fungus, remove splinters, soothe and reduce swelling from, muscle aches, sprains and bruises and relieve gout discomfort.