Salt and saline are particularly versatile when it comes to health and beauty. Whether you want an at-home facial, smoother skin, to reduce puffy eyes, or to just relax, chances are there is a saline regimen that is cost-effective and just right for you.
Use a Himalayan Salt Bar in the shower for a gentle, some say anti-aging clean.
Sprinkle salt onto hands and rub gently all over skin after bathing. This salt massage will remove dry skin and make skin smoother to the touch. The process also aides in circulation.
Use a Salt Deodorant Bar if you are sensitive to deodorants.
To reduce oiliness, fill a small spray bottle with tepid water, add one teaspoon salt, and spray on your face.
Blot your face dry.
For a stimulating facial, mix equal parts salt and olive oil and gently massage the face and throat with long upward and inward strokes. Remove mixture after five minutes and wash face.
Mix one teaspoon salt with a pint of hot water and apply pads soaked in the solution to puffy areas.
To scrub out dandruff before you shampoo, shake coarse salt onto your dry scalp. Work through your hair giving your scalp a good massage, rinse with warm water and begin your shampoo regimen.
To give your hair a fresh from the beach look, dissolve one tablespoon salt into a small spray bottle filled with warm water. Spritz on your hair until moist. Scrunch your hair in your hands and let dry naturally. This process can also be done before curling your hair to help the curls last longer.
Mix ½ teaspoon salt and ½ teaspoon baking soda into a 4-ounce glass of water. Use this solution to gargle and freshen breath.
Soak aching feet in warm water to which a handful of salt has been added. Rinse in cool water.
Dissolve ½ cup salt into a warm bath for relief from stress, muscle fatigue and aching joints. A great way to de-stress and detoxify.
Saline (sodium chloride) is a mineral found naturally in the earth that excels at breaking up and thinning mucus when used in the right concentration. Doctors regularly recommend the use of saline (via nasal drops for infants and children, and sprays and neti pots for teens and adults) when there is a need to clean and clear the nasal cavity. When infused into a moist wipe like Boogie Wipes and Puffs Fresh Faces, saline acts in much the same way, making mucus easier to wipe away while remaining gentle enough to comfort stuffy noses. Because saline is natural and hypoallergenic, side effects are minimal.
Saline also has a place on vanities and in washrooms alike. Because saline is made from salt, it shares many of the same beautifying qualities as sodium chloride. In addition to saline’s unique ability to gently clean, it can also soothe and smooth even the most delicate skin without irritation.
When delivered with aloe and vitamin E in a moist tissue like Puffs Fresh Faces, it’s easy to benefit from the power of saline.
Saline solution, in its various concentrations, has been used for centuries in both personal care and for medicinal purposes. It has been used to exfoliate skin, free up nasal passages, clean wounds and treat dehydration.
In Biblical times, the Dead Sea, which lies at the borders of Jordan and Israel, was considered one of the first health spas. Its intense salinity (8.6 times saltier than the ocean), continues to attract visitors from around the world for its healing properties and has even inspired global modern day skin care lines.
In terms of medicinal treatments, nasal irrigation (the process by which saline is washed through the nasal cavity and then blown out), can be traced back to ancient Hindu times. This practice is still widely used today via neti pots, saline nasal sprays, nebulizers, and Saline wipes.
Early documentation also shows how saline was used to treat dehydration in blue cholera sufferers during the epidemic that swept over Europe in 1831. Some years later in eastern Bavaria, saline solutions were being used in compresses to alleviate inflammation.
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Mom-invented Boogie Wipes comfort runny, stuffy, sniffling noses while Puffs Fresh Faces clean, soothe, and refresh the entire face with their unique combination of natural saline, aloe and vitamin E. Available in a variety of scents, Boogie Wipes and Puffs Fresh Faces are gentle enough for all skin types.
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