Salt is a common daily use kitchen ingredient. Many people think it is just a seasoning ingredient but for them. They have hardly thought of it as an incredible, multipurpose ingredient. It has tens of thousands of uses. It is an incredible cleanser, a preservative and everyone is well aware of its property of enhancing the flavor of any food. Human body also need salt content for the regulation of water content within body and sugar balance and a number of other functions as well. It is also helpful in normalizing our heartbeat. These are some of the common fact majority of people know. There are so many ways in which you can use salt to be used for beauty care regimen. Following are some of the most common uses for your body:
Some of the most common uses of salt are salt bath. The soothing Epsom bath helps you to relax while bathing. Salt bath helps you to relax your body. It helps reduce inflammation in your body. It helps you soothe achy joints and muscles. You can use one cup table salt in tub and can also use essential oils and scents.
Salt is a natural exfoliant and helps you exfoliate dry and dead skin leaving a glowing, soft and smooth skin. Making salt scrub is quite simple. All you need to have is to mix ¼ cup of table salt in ½ or ¾ cup of almond or sesame oil. Mix them both properly and take out generous handfuls and use it for foot scrubbing. It is also good to legs scrubbing.
Salt face mask is especially really good for your skin. For acne prone and oily skin it is known to be ideal. It is simple to make and easy to use. It helps reduce inflammation and assists in balancing skin oils and helps healing from breakouts. You can easily make this face mask by mixing one tablespoon of salt with three tablespoons of water and mix them both with 3 tablespoons of honey. Apply this mixture gently on your face and rinse it after 15 minutes with lukewarm water.
Gargling with salt water is great to get rid of sore throats, and it is also pretty much the best mouthwash available. By this you not only avoid the nasty chemicals in commercially made mouthwash, but you also avoid the BPA plastic bottles that can put your health at risk as well as require recycling. Salt water is quite cheap in cost than a mouthwash product and is also quite effective at getting rid of bacteria. Add a drop or two of peppermint or spearmint essential oil if you like the minty fresh taste.
Salt crystal deodorants are commercially available in many of food stores. Salt helps to kill bacteria and bacteria produces odor. If you are interested in making a homemade deodorant (which is generally baking soda based), add a teaspoon of salt to the mix to help lessen the odor.
The antimicrobial properties of salt made it one of the first treatments for wounds. It stings, of course, and one does not wish to put salt on a wound if it is still bleeding. But as soon as the bleeding has stopped, you can rub salt on the wound to clean it and speed healing.
Thus these are some of the uses of salt that can help you in your daily life and for beauty care as well.