Yes, there really is something to this mermaid obsession of mine. Any story that brings the watery world of Atlantis to life captures my imagination! (Not to mention Jason Moma, Mr hunky Aquaman.)
We have sea salt baths pretty regularly at home. Maybe we're missing the sea, but it also feels really nice on skin for hours afterward. We also use sea salt in our cooking because it tastes less harsh than "land" table salt. There are so many uses for this incredible botanical, it's time I wrote a blog post about it, starring my favourite uses!
Sea salt is an amazing natural botanical for hair and skin. It's an anti- inflammatory that calms skin as it detoxifies. It’s full of beneficial minerals from the sea and helps skin retain moisture. That's why we can feel the difference straight out of our sea salt bath. It’s great on skin that suffers from eczema and acne. If you tend towards oily skin, sea salt could be the botanical that balances your sebum production naturally.
Windward soap has the sparkle of the sea and it’s a great way to boost skin health in the bath or shower. It's made with aloe vera extract and scented with a sea breezy blend of 🍈lime, ylang ylang flower 🌸+ bay 🍃essential oils; the sea salt is mixed in at trace, so the crystals are left mostly whole. This will give you a gentle exfoliation, but mainly, the salt solution will soften your skin as the soap cleans.
In hair, sea salt is a multi-tasker, delivering texture for fine hair + providing a natural styling hold for every other kind. Full of juicy marine botanicals - 3 types of seaweed extract 🧜🏼♀️ plus aloe vera extract 🌵+ coconut oil 🥥 for quickly penetrating moisture, it’s also actually GOOD for your hair! Use it as a volumiser, root boost, or light fixer. I spray a little to neaten pullbacks and ponytails.
The combination of aloe vera (anti fungal)) and sea salt is also really good for your scalp, helping keep it healthy and free of dandruff flakes. The antimicrobial properties of sea salt are excellent for killing off pathogens living on your scalp.
You can mix up a scalp treatment yourself using sea salt crystals and a little aloe vera gel, rubbing the mixture on your scalp to exfoliate and get rid of dead skin cells.
How to make an exfoliating sea salt scrub for your skin:
- In a bowl, mix coarse sea salt with a little oil - our SeaFlower oil would work perfectly! If you don't have it, try coconut and sweet almond. Mix until you form a paste. (You may have to slightly warm the coconut oil so it becomes liquid).
- Apply some of the sea salt scrub to your skin and using circular motions, gently exfoliate your skin to remove dead skin cells.
- Use the sea salt exfoliator once or twice a week for best results.