I’m a big fan of natural sea salt and of magnesium, and this recipe combines both to create a sea spray that is nourishing for the skin.
Sea Salt and salt water have a long history of use in various types of beauty recipes and even skin therapies. Using sea salt/salt water for therapeutic purposes even has its own name: Thalassotherapy, which simply refers to the therapeutic use of salt water.
Many people seem to notice reduction in acne and a clearer complexion from the use of salt on the skin. Most often, salt is incorporated in scrubs for the skin, but this gentle Sea Spray can be left on to continuously nourish the skin. The minerals in salt can also help nourish skin.
Aside from its beauty benefits, this sea spray leaves skin feeling refreshed and light. It can serve as a facial toner or as an all-over skin nourishing spray. If you’ve never tried salt on the skin, try this simple and inexpensive recipe!
Sea Salt Spray Ingredients
- 1 cup of distilled or boiled water
- 1 Tablespoon Himalayan Salt (or Sea Salt)
- Pinch of Epsom Salt or Magnesium Flakes
- Optional: 1-3 drops of essential oil of choice (I like Lavender or Mint)
How to Make Salt Spray:
- Add salt and epsom salt/magnesium (if using) to warm water and stir until salt is completely dissolved.
- Add essential oils if using and store in a glass jar or spray bottle.
- To use: Apply to skin by spraying or with a cotton pad as a toner. Great for use as part of a daily skin care routine of after swimming.
Note: In place of distilled water, an herbal tea can be used as long as the tea is made from dried herbs. Calendula or chamomile tea work really well in this recipe or mint can be used for a cooling spray!
Do you use salt for improved skin health? Share your experience below!