Himalayan salt is one of the purest salts on earth. We talk a lot about the health benefits of Himalayan salt on our blog, but what about the beauty benefits?

Yes, Himalayan salt is a great addition to your kitchen but we think it should also become a staple in the bathroom, too! Think about it – Himalayan salt is jam-packed with essential minerals (84 of them to be exact), so why not explore the benefits of Himalayan salt for our skin, hair and bodies?

If you’re a believer in natural beauty, there are some super simple and effective treatments that you can make at home using Himalayan salt. Here are just 5 of our favourites!

Himalayan salt scrub

Regular exfoliation of our skin helps to remove dead skin cells, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, and leave our skin feeling soft and smooth. Because Himalayan salt is enriched with so many essential minerals, it’s perfect when used for a nourishing and exfoliating salt scrub!

A Himalayan salt scrub helps to promote youthful, glowing skin by stimulating our blood circulation. Creating a Himalayan salt scrub is simple – all you need is some Himalayan salt, fractionated coconut oil and a few drops of your favourite essential oils. You can view some easy Himalayan salt scrub recipes on our previous blog post here!

Himalayan salt soak

Soaking in a Himalayan salt bath is one of the best ways to remove toxins from our bodies. When we soak in a Himalayan salt bath, the minerals from the salt are absorbed into our bloodstream at the same time as toxins are being removed through the process of osmosis.

A Himalayan salt bath also helps to reduce inflammation in our bodies and balance the PH levels of our skin. Himalayan salt baths are highly detoxifying, so 20 minutes in the tub is more than enough to experience the benefits! You can view some of our favourite Himalayan salt bath detox recipes on our previous blog post here.

Himalayan salt facial toner

Facial toners are a great way to nourish skin and minimise pores whilst also helping to reduce acne. Himalayan salt is a natural astringent, which means it encourages our pores to tighten – resulting in smoother, glowing skin. Himalayan salt also has the ability to retain water, which makes it a natural moisturiser.

To make your own Himalayan salt facial toner, you’ll need:

½ teaspoon of Himalayan salt

1 teaspoon of fractionated coconut oil (to prevent drying)

2 drops of Lemon essential oil

½ cup distilled water

Simply mix the ingredients well in a spray bottle, and you now have your own natural facial toner! Use this toner all over the face directly after cleansing for smoother, tighter skin.

Himalayan salt deodorant

Standard deodorants can be filled with harmful chemicals including parabens and aluminum, so why not make your own natural deodorant using Himalayan salt?

Natural deodorant is much kinder to our skin than many store-bought alternatives. Himalayan salt is naturally antibacterial and helps to absorb and neutralise any unpleasant odors that we may experience when we sweat.

Making your own natural deodorant using Himalayan salt is easy! You’ll need:

2 x teaspoons Himalayan salt

30 ml x Witch Hazel

90 ml x distilled water

½ teaspoon x baking soda

10 x drops Lemon essential oil

Mix all ingredients together in a spray bottle and use daily for a natural deodorant!

The benefits of Himalayan salt extend far beyond the kitchen. For a more natural alternative to popular beauty products, use the above DIY remedies for healthier, happier skin!

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