Salt Series: Himalayan Pink Salt
Part 2: Red Alaea Salt Soak DIY
Part 3 in the Salt Series is one of my favorite salts to use for DIY beauty, Himalayan Pink salt. Can't lie, I'm a sucker for the pretty pink color. But beyond that this salt has a great story behind it, which I find fascinating (see below). As with the other epicurean salts in this series (can be used for both food and cosmetic use), this particular Himalayan salt is from Mountain Rose Herbs. I thought that this beautiful pink salt along with the Black Lava and Red Alaea, made the perfect trio.
Himalayan Pink salt is one of the purest salts available for culinary, therapeutic and cosmetic uses. This luxurious and delectable salt has beautifully formed crystals which range in color from off-white to a lustrous pink. Himalayan Pink salt is a pure, hand-mined salt that is derived from ancient sea salt deposits, and it is believed to be the purest form of salt available.
Regular consumption of Himalayan Pink salt provides essential minerals, trace elements, balances electrolytes, supports proper nutrient absorption, eliminates toxins, balances the body’s pH, and increases circulation.
It is used by holistic chefs, spas, health professionals, and individuals for its range of nutritional and therapeutic properties. Use Himalayan Pink salt in bath salt recipes, body scrubs, aromatherapy, homemade soap, and all types of culinary and spa applications. Himalayan Pink salt was originally formed from marine fossil deposits over 250 million years ago during the Jurassic era.
Himalayan Pink salt is still extracted from mines by hand, according to long-standing tradition, and without the use of any mechanical devices or explosion techniques. After being hand-selected, the salt is then hand-crushed, hand-washed, and dried in the sun.
Are you as intrigued as I am? Love nerdy history stuff like this!
Himalayan Salt Scrub DIY
- Himalayan pink salt
- Safflower or sunflower oil
- 5 drops of Jasmine essential oil
- 5 drops of Rose essential oil
- 2 drops of Bergamot essential oil
- Pour in salt so that it feels about 1/3 of the jar.
- Add about a tablespoon of safflower or sunflower oil and stir.
- Repeat until jar is full.
- Note: You can add more oil is your like your scrubs more on the oily saturated side.
- Add essential oils and stir again.
Store scrub in a cool dry area.
Note: I always sterilize my DIY beauty containers first by placing them in boiling water for about five minutes and then letting them air dry and cool down before using them.
I prefer using safflower or sunflower oil for scrubs because they don't have a strong scent, allowing the scent of the essential oil to shine.
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