Sea salt is salt produced from the evaporation of seawater. It is used in cooking and cosmetics. It is also called bay salt or solar salt. Like mineral salt, production of sea salt has been dated to prehistoric times. Some cooks believe it tastes better than salt from mines. However, there is little or no health benefit to using sea salt over other forms of sodium chloride salts.
- According to The Mayo Clinic and Australian Professor Bruce Neal, the health consequences of ingesting sea salt or regular table salt are the same, as the content of sea salt is still mainly sodium chloride. In comparison, table salt is more heavily processed to eliminate minerals and usually contains an additive to prevent clumping.
- A salt scrub is probably the most popular body treatment at the spa. You can also buy ready-made salt scrubs or make your own salt scrub at home.
- A salt scrub’s primary purpose is to exfoliate your skin, removing the outermost layer of dead skin cells and leaving your skin softer and smoother.
- A salt scrub should followed by a shower and an application of body cream, or lotion, leaving your skin feeling very soft and fragrant.