3 Reasons to Use Salt Bars / Spa Bars
I will admit that the first thought that crossed my mind when I heard of a salt bar was: Why the heck would anyone want to wash with soap? Wouldn't it by drying?
Then I kept seeing my fellow soap makers creating them, so I bit. I had to make them for myself. When I made them and tried them for the first time I was sold.
What are the benefits of this lovely salt soap bar?
Naturally Exfoliates, Gently
As a person with sensitive skin, I thought salt would be extremely rough on my skin. As a precaution I took my pink Himalayan salt and ground it up into a fine powder. This helped to distribute the salt evenly through the bar and helped it gently exfoliate the skin without being too scratchy. As with any exfoliate, you should only use it sparingly, or every other day at most to give your skin time to regenerate. However, not all salt bars are created equally. Get the gentle one I used .
Adds minerals to the skin
Natural salt is loaded with tons of minerals and nutrients both for ingesting and for your skin including potassium and iron. It is unlike table salt which has had its nutritional benefits stripped away.
Leaves your skin smooth and soft
Because the dead skin is removed, salt soap bars leave your skin feeling soft and smooth. I couldn't believe how supple my skin was after using it.
The Body Buffet creates handmade artisan soap, shampoo, conditioners, spa bars, beard care, body wash and more for Baltimore, the DMV, and beyond. We have been creating conditioning skin-loving, hair-loving, since 2009. Visit our shop at www.thebodybuffet.com. Marquita Johl is the soaper-in-chief and a self-care advocate. She has been crafting soap for eleven years.