I’m sure we all know or have been told to use salt sparingly. Saltiness is the basic human taste and it helps with food preservation. I’m going to share with you other benefits of salt.
Growing up my mom would always cook without adding salt and I always used to ask her why she bought salt if she wasn’t going to use it on food, she then introduced me to using salt in my bath water and I wondered if it would not make my skin dry. Looking back I always had dry irritated skin and I went from using one product to another and I was never satisfied. When I began bathing with salt water I saw a major difference! Of course there are scented coloured bath salts now that you can buy but I’m talking about something that is in your kitchen right now that you can use and is cheaper.
If you suffer from acne, insect bites, dry itchy irritated skin and sore muscles and infections then salt is the answer. Salt helps with circulation in the body, the magnesium it contains helps the nervous system. Sun exposure really damages the skin leaving it dry and unevenly toned, salt hydrates the skin and increases moisture which relieves water retention. It promotes cellular regeneration which is the regrowth of damaged tissue, when I had injured my ankle whilst playing sports I had a speedy recovery. It detoxifies the skin giving you healthy and brighter looking skin. It heals dry, scaling, irritated skin and it also reduces inflammation of the muscles and joints and promotes mobility. I’ve always played sports at school and I joined the gym therefore I would always be so stiff and sore after training, so the bromides in salt help relax the muscles and relieve any pain and soreness. They say salt promotes a healthy calcium balance therefore making your bones and nails stronger, my nails become very brittle after I remove nail polish and they still do today so salt hasn’t helped me when it comes to my nails. The sodium helps for a healthy immune system and fluid balance in the body.
I have been enjoying my experience with salt for uses other than enhancing my food taste. Just one teaspoon of salt in lukewarm water will do.