Salt

Benefits - Natural

 

The Love Co - Salt

 

When it comes to treating your hair and skin, salt is great in a pinch!

What is salt?

Salt is a natural mineral that forms crystals of different sizes and colours depending on how it’s processed and where it comes from. It is much present in the sea (or saltwater lakes) and can be obtained by evaporating the water. It can also be found as a rock in the ground and mined.

What are the benefits of salt?

  • As an exfoliator, salt crystals scrub away dead skin cells and leave the skin refreshed and bright.
  • It cleanses the skin, not only with exfoliation but its antimicrobial properties, too.
  • Its astringent effect helps to mattify the skin and slightly tighten pores.
  • It gives volume to the hair- a bit like when you have a swim in the sea or even just a walk along the beach!
  • It can serve as a natural preservative and help keep our product blends fresher for longer when used in appropriate quantities.

 

What are the specific benefits of sea salt?

Sea salt is less processed than conventional table salt and therefore remains full of moisture and the many different minerals and elements from the area where it is harvested. For this reason, it must be tested regularly to ensure that it hasn't been contaminated with pollutants.