5 DIY Beauty Recipes Using Himalayan Salt!
by Janice FERGUSON on Nov 01, 2022
If you’re searching for natural beauty products that you can make at home, look no further than Himalayan salt!
Not just a staple in the kitchen, Himalayan salt is also packed with over 84+ essential minerals - making it a great ingredient for toxin-free beauty remedies.
From nourishing salt scrubs to hydrating facial toners, keep reading for 5 of our favourite DIY beauty products using Himalayan salt below.
DIY Himalayan salt scrub
Regular exfoliation helps to remove dead skin cells and can also reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Body scrubs are an easy way to exfoliate your skin at home - and with its fine granular texture, Himalayan salt is the perfect ingredient for a natural, nourishing salt scrub.
To create a DIY Himalayan salt scrub, simply combine pure Himalayan salt with coconut or jojoba oil, and add a few drops of your favourite essential oils. Massage gently into your body during your shower to stimulate your blood circulation and leave your skin feeling soft, smooth and supple!
Himalayan salt soak
Soaking in Himalayan salt is thought to naturally detox and recharge our bodies. This is due to the salt minerals being absorbed into our bloodstream through the process of osmosis.
Himalayan salt soaks may also assist with reducing inflammation in our body, fighting fatigue, and balancing the PH levels of our skin. Simply add a handful or two of Himalayan salt to a warm bath, sit back and relax!
Remember, Himalayan salt baths are highly detoxifying, so 20 minutes in the tub will be more than enough. Repeat 2-3 times per week.
Himalayan salt facial toner
Facial toners can help to hydrate our skin, minimise the appearance of pores, and even assist with reducing acne. Because Himalayan salt is a natural astringent, it encourages our pores to tighten. Himalayan salt also has the ability to retain water, giving our skin a boost of moisture and hydration.
To make your own Himalayan salt facial toner, you’ll need:
- ½ teaspoon of Himalayan salt
- 1 teaspoon of fractionated coconut oil
- 2 drops of Lemon essential oil
- ½ cup distilled water
Simply mix the ingredients well in a spray bottle, and spritz over your face directly after cleansing.
Himalayan salt deodorant
Many deodorants contain harmful chemicals like parabens and aluminium. Natural deodorant is much kinder to sensitive skin, while still being just as effective.
Himalayan salt is naturally antibacterial, which means it can absorb and neutralise any unpleasant odours associated with sweat. This makes it an ideal ingredient for natural, toxin-free deodorant!
Making 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 as needed.
Himalayan salt texturising hair spray
Himalayan salt sprays are an easy way to add texture and volume to your hair, so you can create the perfect beachy waves!
To create your own texturising salt spray, simply fill a spray bottle with:
- 1 cup Himalayan salt
- ½ cup Aloe Vera juice
- 1.5 cups filtered water
- 10 drops lavender oil, lemon oil or orange oil
Shake the spray bottle before each use and spritz onto damp hair. Use your hands to scrunch the mixture into your hair after spraying, and allow it to dry naturally for a tousled and textured look.
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