Composed primarily of sodium chloride (NaCl), is a common salt mineral, a chemical compound belonging to the larger class of salts; salt in its natural form as a crystalline mineral is known as halite or rock salt. In seawater vast quantities of salt is presented, where it is the main mineral constituent. It is estimated that about 35 grams (1.2 oz) of solids per liter has the open ocean, a salinity of 3.5%.
Saltiness is one of the basic human tastes and salt is essential for life in general. The tissues of a plant contain smaller quantities of salt than do animal tissues. One of the most ubiquitous and oldest food seasonings is salt, and salting is an important method of food preservation.
This ingredient is significant for people’s life, being consumed on a daily basis for cooking. Less know fact is that in beauty products can be used salt as well. It can do miracles to your hair and skin.
Using Salt for Hair
Excessively active sebaceous glands on the scalp are usual for oily hair, which produces too much oil. Using salt you can solve this annoying issue. Add in the shampoo you usually use and wash your hair with it 2 or 3 tablespoons of salt is all you need to do. Even after the first few treatments, you will notice the results. Without any excess of oil, your hair will be healthy.
The layer formed on the scalp from small pieces of dead skin cells is causing dandruff. Salt stimulates circulation that is very important for a healthy scalp and eliminates the existing dandruff flakes. It also protects the scalp from fungal growth. Sprinkle 1 or 2 teaspoons of salt on your scalp and massage with wet fingers for around 10 minutes and divide your hair into sections. Then wash as usual.
There is a less known fact for many people that sea salt is beneficial for hair growth. As a naturally stimulate hair growth if you suffer from alopecia, i.e. hair loss can be used sea salt treatment. Just wash your hair as you normally do. Then before you wash your hair again, for 10 – 15 minutes massage your wet scalp with sea salt. Twice a week for 2 months doing this treatment will surprise you with the results.
Using Salt for Skin
Softening Body Scrub
Also beneficial for health and skin care is the salt. Combining together 2 teaspoons of coconut oil with coarse sea salt and stir well is all you need to do in order to have silky and soft skin. Gently scrub your body in a circular motion using this mixture will eliminate all the dead skin cells. Wash your body with a shower gel, after you’re done scrubbing.
Balancing Face Mask
Try the following mask if you have sensitive and easily irritable skin, that will soothe your skin and prevent irritations due to its anti-inflammatory components. It will control the hydrate areas and oil secretion of dry skin. Just mix together 4 teaspoons of raw honey with 2 teaspoons of sea salt. Apply the mixture to dry and clean skin, except for the eye area, and keep it for 10-15 minutes. Then, rinse your face with warm water.
Salt can be used as a facial toner that will cleanse your skin pores by penetrating into deeply. This will also result in controlling the oil production and fight bacteria which will prevent acne. Mixing 4 ounces of warm water with one teaspoon of sea salt will get you your homemade facial toner and pour the mixture in a spray bottle. Spray this mixture once or twice a day to clean and dry skin. Make sure you avoid and don’t touch your eyes.