How To Use Sea Salt For Gorgeous Skin (Recipes Included)

How To Use Sea Salt For Gorgeous Skin
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Sea salt is produced from the evaporation of seawater, unlike table salt that is mined from salt deposits in the earth and is heavily processed to produce “clean” salt.

Sea salt is used in cooking and cosmetics, and this article will concentrate in the second use, showing you simple and easy recipes for skin care that you can easily prepare at home.


Sea salt is a natural detoxifier, as the salt absorbs the toxins from the skin. It also contains bromide, a mineral known for soothing the skin, potassium that aids in the reduction of water retention, and iodine that regulates metabolic processes on a cellular level.

Sea salts are usually used in body scrubs, bath salts and soap bars. Bath salts contain many valuable minerals that are naturally found in the sea. The warm water in your bathtub opens your pores, so your skin can absorb the nutrients effectively.

While soaking in the bath, the sea salt cleanses and draws impurities from the the deeper layers of the skin, making your skin soft and supple. Using bath salts is also a good remedy for aching muscles, flu, congestion and sinusitis. In this case it’s best to add to them essential oils that complement the treatment, such as eucalyptus, pine or cypress essential oils. Bathing in sea salts also helps to balance oily skin, and moisturizes dry and chapped skin.

Sea Salt Body Scrub

Soften tough skin with a moisturizing sea salt scrub. This is a very simple recipe, but gives fantastic results. It leaves the skin soft, refreshed and renewed.

Use sea salt that doesn’t have rough, sharp edges. The texture of the sea salt should be fine and gentle to the touch, as you don’t want it to scratch your skin but gently exfoliating the dead skin cells.


Sea salt on its own is an excellent exfoliating treatment, and many expensive spas use similar recipes, but it is so easy to make it at home, so you must give it a try. It also uses essential oil which adds extra benefits for your skin. If you are interested to learn more about essential oil, you can find useful information in my e-book Magical Aromatherapy which will help you to discover the power of essential oils and the most effective ways to use them.


1 cup fine sea salt
1/2 cup carrier oil such as apricot kernel, almond oil or grapeseed oil (check my article about the best fruit oils for skin care)
10-12 drops of essential oil of your choice


Place the sea salt in a jar, add the oil and then add the essential oil. Stir all ingredients until well combined. Store in a cool area. To use, dampen your body and use your hands to massage the mixture into your skin. Avoid any wounded or scratched areas. After massaging rinse with warm water.

Bath salt

This is again a very easy recipe for bath salt that adds minerals to the bathwater that cleanse the skin. This recipe contains borax which is a natural mineral salt found in a few places in the world. Borax occurs naturally in evaporate deposits produced by the repeated evaporation of seasonal lakes.

This recipe also contain white clay (also called kaolin clay) which has many benefits including antibacterial and detoxification properties (see my article about how to use clay for great skin).



2 cups borax
1/8 cup sea salt
1/8 cup white clay
Essential oil of your choice

Combine the first 3 ingredients and mix it evenly. Add essential oil. The mixture will absorb a lot of essential oil, so the guideline should be a strong smell because the salts are going to be diluted when you mix them in the bathwater. Cover the mixture with a breathable cloth and let is sit to dry for several hours. Then mix again well. Add 4-6 tbsp. of the mixture to the bathwater and wait for it to dissolve before bathing.

Maintaining healthy skin is also one of the 70 habits featured in my e-book 70 Powerful Habits For A Great Health which will guide you how to take positive steps to improve your wellness and overall health.

Read my other related articles:
1. How to Use Baking Soda for Gorgeous Face and Skin
2. Turmeric Face Mask Recipe for Glowing Skin
3. Why You Should Wash Your Face With Apple Cider Vinegar


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19 Responses to How To Use Sea Salt For Gorgeous Skin (Recipes Included)

  1. Healthy Notions, LLC. says:

    Wow, these natural salt recipes sound great! I can’t wait to try them. Do you have any recipes that can be used on the face as a face scrub or for exfoliating?

    Thanks! 🙂

  2. adkbabe says:

    Can we use any kind of sea salt? Like Hawaiian, or Himalayan?

    • Jenny says:

      You can use any kind of sea salt, but sometimes the salts you’ve mentioned have rough, sharp edges and they are not suitable for body scrub where you need fine sea salt texture. For bath salt you can use coarser textured sea salt, but again if it doesn’t have fine texture it will take longer to dissolve in the water.

  3. Julie says:

    Do you have anything for clogged pores

    • Jenny says:

      The most common ways are to use steam to unclog your pores, exfoliate your face using facial brush or facial scrub. Also clay mask is beneficial for clogged pores.

  4. Amber says:

    I bought some dead sea body scrub and the lady who sold me the item said to remove the oil and place cotton balls tightly in the jar, turn over and let sit for a day. What do I do with the oil?

    • Jenny says:

      Hi Amber, I’m not really familiar with the dead sea products, and I don’t really understand the instructions of the lady. Basically some scrubs include nourishing oils and/or essential oils (such as in the scrub recipe in the article), and you use the whole mixture on your body when showering. I don’t understand why the lady told you to remove the oil as it should be part of the scrub and adds moisture to your skin. Also the product should include instructions on how to apply it (or at least it should have).

    • Connie Adrien says:

      can you please tell me where I can buy the products, I need to used the product but do not know where I can buy them.
      Can you please assist me.I would appreciate your help please.

      • Jenny says:

        All the products mentioned in the article can be bought online through places such as Amazon ( or Mountain Rose Herbs ( or as such.

  5. Susan P. Brown says:

    Love sea salt I hope u repeat this later I can’t print it off I really want theses recipes thank you

    • karen says:

      Where can I buy sea salt scrub?

      • Jenny says:

        Hi Karen, there are various companies that sell sea salt scrubs and you can buy them online from places like Amazon or eBay or from department stores, but you can easily make your own at home according to the recipe in the article.

  6. Fatima says:

    Were do I buy sea salt from

  7. rbensons says:

    Kindly help me knw the foods to eat and not to eat during the sea salt detox…how long should I detox my colon? And how long does it take me to take a meal after the detox? Kindly help me out.

    • Jenny says:

      The sea salt is for skin detox, so you can eat normal healthy diet.

    • M.M. says:

      This article is about using sea salt externally, not internally. The detoxification is by applying it to the outer skin layer of your face or body, after mixing it with the other ingredients, such as oil, honey, or water. Please consult a health professional if you are considering putting anything into your body. Even salt can be very dangerous when taken internally in the wrong concentrations. High levels of sodium (the most abundant mineral in sea salt), can kill when ingested or used in an enema solution, if it is too concentrated (hypertonic).

  8. Mariam Karouni says:

    Very important and useful information. Thank-you.

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