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!
Discussion (152 Comments)
This looks great! How many drops of essential oil should use?
I think she said 1-3 drops.
Just for your face or whole body?
Works on face and body..
This spray is amazing, thank you so much for posting this!
I used Camomile tea instead of just water and it really soothes the skin and smells lovely. Made my acne MUCH LESS visible, when nothing else I have tried, including horrible smelling creams, helped.
Definitely the best thing I’ve tried. 🙂
Maggi Daly Spillman
This sounds great! 🙂 If using the herbal tea, would you just steep and then mix? How soon should all of the spray be used after making? Thanks!
Just steep and mix. The spray will keep with the salt at least a month…
I love the sound of this – just the name makes me feel all summery and down by the sea 🙂 I guess we’re nearly half way through winter here, and I’m looking forward to summer already! (I do realise the point of the spray is not to make you feel like you’re on holidays, but hey, it’s worth a try isn’t it? 😛 )
I have been following your blog for a while and have done many many of your DIY recipies that really helped out during my Peace Corps service. Affordable and natural and my skin feels great. So thanks! Question: Could I use the Magnesuim Powder Natural Calm instead of these flakes?
You could try, but it dies have other ingredients so I’m not sure how it would incorporate. You can omit the magnesium and just use salt though…
Since going off birth control 5 months ago (I was using the Nuvaring) my skin has developed the worst acne, which until now I have never suffered with in my life. A lot of it does seem to be hormonal acne (which would make sense) Do you think this spray could potentially help that? Or anything else that could be really beneficial? Been good with diet, exercise, and reducing stress but things seem to getting worse.
It definitely shouldn’t hurt! Internal magnesium is often helpful too…
what kind of magnesium there are so many and its really hard to trust whats real thank for the in put have a great day
I get mine here: https://wellnessmama.com/go/magnesium/
Is it me… Magnesium oil stings like crazy on my enflamed excema
You should read the book acne no more ( you can find it on the website of the autor) it has helped a lot to deal with hormonal acne without taking the pill.
You could maybe try if you’re not hiding some part of yourself if you’re loving yourself enough.
I was in the same case than you. I send you support
Have a nice day
Your skin will go crazy with hormonal changes but should settle in about 3 cycles. Really increase your water!
Could this be used on skin with eczema?
Also, how much lavender (or mint) essential oil do you add to it?
It can be used on skin with eczema. The oils could be left out, or a couple drops could be added…
Thanks! Will be making this today 🙂
Hi there. My mother in law has a very bad patch of eczema that’s oozing at the moment. We’re trying a diet adjustment and we’re interested in the sea salt spray. Just one question, could the sea salt spray make her eczema worse at all? We’re worried about infection
If the spray does not work the sea salt would just clean and disinfect the eczema and any open cuts from scratching
Optional: 1-3 drops of essential oil of choice (I like Lavender or Mint)
I’ve found that Frankincense EO really helps with eczema on my hands. Clears it up faster than anything prescription or OTC. It might be worth a test in this.
could i also use magnesium oil?
could I use coconut oil or tea tree oil?
Do you use this sea salt spray in lieu of a moisturizer, or do use it before or after you moisturize? Thank you in advance!
When using the oil cleaning method when would you apply this? I haven’t been using a toner since I started using oils to wash my face but I would love to try this!!
I was wondering this as well.
i was wondering the same thing didn’t go down for enough
After washing but before applying makeup or anything else…
Would I be able to use chamomille tea straight from a tea bag?
Yes, or any other suitable herbal tea bag.
Loving this recipe! Is this spray ok to use twice daily? Or should I stick to just the once?
so you rinse it off or leave it under moisturizer / makeup ?