We all know of salt as the table variety used to flavour our food. However, it can do so much more than that. For instance, it makes a great antiseptic, because it is able to suck the water out of most strains of bacteria, therefore, dehydrating them. Are you feeling the onset of a sore throat? Dissolve one teaspoon of salt in warm water and gargle the solution for quick relief. Its anti-bacterial qualities will help ward off those germs. The substance is also known for its detoxifying, cleansing, healing and exfoliating qualities.
It’s tempting to think all salt is the same, but there are differences based on where it’s harvested from – from salt pans and rocks to seawater. The mineral content of the substance will differ depending on its origin. However, one of the more favoured types is sea salt, because it is considered less processed. Lush, the cosmetics retailer and producer of various salt-based beauty products such as the great smelling Rub Rub Rub Body Scrub (RM105) made the responsible decision to purchase only hand-harvested salt from Portugal, Spain, and Croatia as this method will not disturb the eco-system. Salt pans and marshes are home and breeding ground to hundreds of species of birds, so it’s important to maintain this natural habitat. Once it is dried and packed, the shipment is transported back to the Lush factory in the United Kingdom, on a sailboat (without engine power). While it may take a little longer to reach its destination, this fuel-free form of transport won’t affect the environment and endanger marine creatures.
Let’s take a look at how salt can help us achieve that radiant glow on our skin and sexy, textured, windblown hair!