Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Salt to Beauty

Salt not only enhances the flavor of your food but it is also used in various ways to enhance your beauty. It can be used as an exfoliator, a cleanser and even as a mouthwash.


For a bright smile combine one part of salt to two parts of baking soda {make sure you pulverize the salt} and brush your teeth with the mixture which helps whiten teeth and it doesn't irritate your gums.


There is nothing more invigorating than a good scrub and salt is the perfect thin to do just that. You can use it as is after you shower while your skin is still moist or you can use a scrub made with salt and essential oils {see recipe}. It is best to scrub first things in the morning that way you stimulate circulation and helps you wake up.



Salt can be dissolved in warm water to make a soaking bath to alleviate tired feet, reduce eye puffiness {1tsp per pint of hot water, apply with cotton pads}, relieve bee stings, relieve itchy skin {add 1 cup to bath water}, and as a facial/toner when combined with equal parts of olive oil and messaged gently on your skin.


One of the coolest uses of salt is to mix is with water and essential oils to achieve that sough after "Beach Hair". I have never tried it with salt but I have used the sprays they sell {very fancy I know!!!} but have always wondered what it would look like to try one of those recipes {Recipe 1, Recipe 2, Recipe 3}.

Have a great day and remember that there's more than one way to do things!

36 comments:

  1. nice transition from your previous post! thanks for the tips again!

    www.beckspick.com

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  2. i didn't know there were so many awesome things that salt can do for you. thanks for sharing ;) i need to try mixing it with baking soda.

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  3. Thanks for this,
    so simple and yet so useful.
    I should really try exfoliating and whitening my teeth using soap.

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  4. I'm going to try the salty hair tonic idea! I've never thought of making my own and beachy hair is my ideal.

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  5. Give it up for salt! xoxo

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  6. I am a definitely a beach baby, so I love the salt! Now that I live in Texas, the closest thing I have to a beach is Galveston (trust me, it doesn't count)... but c'est la vie!

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  7. Greats tips/recipes! I often use it as exfoliator and for tired feet -my grandmother used to do that! Happy Easter! xoxo

    http://cafesocietyxxi.blogspot.com/

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  8. oh this is great!




    kisses from La Mode En Rose = )

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  9. A favorite quote of mine is, "the cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears, or the sea."

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  10. Thanks for the recipes! I love a good salt scrub. x

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  11. Goodness! Who knew? Thanks for these tips. Definitely looking at salt in a whole new light.

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  12. I still prefer sugar body scrubs to salt scrubs, but I've become a big fan of salt baths, especially after a long Bikram session. Thanks for these tips!

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  13. I adore using salt as an exfoliant!
    xo Josie
    www.winksmilestyle.com

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  14. Fun tips and I need to get more creative with using home products for different purposes just like you! xx

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  15. Love this post... I am so into DIY beauty products. I used to live in Hawaii, and my favorite part was that I could jump in the ocean and the salt would give my hair the ultimate beach look :) So hard to comb out, but looked pretty good haha

    xo everything-pretty.com

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  16. I'm so ready to go home and have a spa day this instant!

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  17. I agree with Lena...a spa day with lots of salt scrubbing sounds mighty fantastic right about now! ;)

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  18. Salt baths and salt scrubs are where it's at!

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  19. Amazing work once again. The pics are perfect and the post is fantastic. Thank you so much for your lovely comment on my blog!!
    Best Regards
    Miss Margaret Cruzemark
    http://margaretcruzemark.blogspot.com/

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  20. Oh the nature has it all, doesn't it? But I never heard about mouthwash - really?

    Hugs & kisses from South Florida,
    http://acasadava.blogspot.com/

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  21. Hi there hun, this is so very true since nearly EVERY beauty product seems to have some sort of salt granules in them! haha. Havnt tried doing them myself but what a wonderful little DIY to undertake dont yu think!

    Eeli xo

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  22. Great post! Thanks for sharing! xoxo
    http://www.hellohellofriday.com/

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  23. I have vivid childhood memories of my mom brushing my teeth with that baking soda/salt mixture as a child. For the record - it tastes horrible. But I think it works great!!

    Now I want to try the salt body scrub.

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  24. Great post! My mum used to make natural exfoliant, etc. I thought she was nuts when I was younger. Now, I totally do this! Especially use olive oils and almond oils.

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  25. I love this post!, I am actually working on a little home-made apothecary project for tomorrows post :)

    <3 Kate
    www.theofrgetfulwife.com

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  26. Salt scrubs are the best way to start the morning!

    (Hope you find your Superga sneakers sooooon :)

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  27. Thanks so much for stopping by, your blog is lovely and the photos are amazing! Would you like to follow each other?

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  28. I love this post! But I think the last pic is of my freinds Nat and Nef from Twinblog! So great!

    XX,
    Miranda

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  29. Oh my goodness such a great tips! Now I have another reason to eat more salt.


    <3 Marina
    Fashion.MakeUp.LifeStyle

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  30. such cute and fun photos!


    kisses from La Mode En Rose = )

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  31. I have been using the Bumble & Bumble Surf Spray a lot lately but now I am totally going to try and make my own!

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  32. i love my bumble & bumble surf spray for my hair, but that's as close to a beauty product i can get with mr. salt....
    if i'm even in a room with tortilla chips i'll be puffy faced for days....
    thumbs down on me and salt sensitivity.

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  33. That's cool! Thank you for sharing the recipes, used to mix a lot of my cosmetics myself.

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