On my recent trip to the island of Kauai, I was lucky enough to visit a salt company – they sell a variety of culinary salts featuring the Hawaiian red salt produced on the islands. This mineral rich salt gets it’s rosy hue from the natural volcanic clay on the islands. A short drive from their shop, is an actual salt pond where sea salt is made as it has been for centruries.
Fresh ocean water is allowed to evaporate in small man made ponds leaving behind the pure sea salt. Salt is one of the oldest beauty ingredients and in fact was once used as currency in many parts of the world because of it’s value.
I like to use sea salt in the bath a spoonful of coconut oil and a cup of sea salt thrown into warm bathwater leaves my skin clean, fresh and silky smooth.
Using sea salt in the bath creates your own “mini ocean” and recent studies have discovered that bathing in salty water not only detoxes the body but also makes our skin stronger and able to retain more moisture.
I also like to use sea salt in making body scrubs and polishes. Here is a simple recipe:
Sea Salt Body Polish
1 /2 cup sea salt
1 Tablespoon baking soda
2 Tablespoons light sesame oil
1 teaspoon vitamin E oil
Mix together all ingredients and stir well. You may add a bit more oil if needed. You want a smooth, grainy paste. To use: In the shower or bath massage into damp skin with long flowing strokes. Avoid sensitive skin areas. Rinse with warm water and pat skin dry. note: oil in scrub could make your shower floor a bit slippery, you may want to put a towel down to stand on.
Yield: 4 ounces
Enjoy and Glow! You are beautiful