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Epsom Salt

Epsom Salt
Epsom salt isn’t actually salt – it’s a pure mineral consisting of magnesium and sulfate.

Despite its name, epsom salt isn’t actually a salt in the normal sense. Instead, it’s a naturally occurring mineral named after a small English town where it first became known. It’s pure magnesium and sulfate and it has a long history of being a natural remedy for all sorts of issues. Even today it’s still commonly used in a wide range of  applications, from health & beauty needs, through to garden growth and support.

Benefits of Epsom Salt

  • It’s a great detox: by dissolving epsom salt into your bath water, you’re promoting the removal of toxins from your body.
  • It eases stress and relaxes your body: magnesium is consumed by your body during normal functioning. This is especially true when you’re stressed. By soaking in an epsom salt bath you’re replenishing magnesium in your body which results in better serotonin production.
  • It relieves pain and muscle cramps: soaking in an epsom salt bath will ease inflammation and pain across your body.
  • It promotes muscle and nerve function: an epsom salt bath helps your body regulate electrolytes, plus epsom salt (magnesium) is essential for creating calcium, which your body needs for efficient nerve conduction.

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Sugar

Sugar
Sugar
Sugar has a rich history and is commonly used in many products across the board.

Society has used sugar for a long time. It’s plentiful and cheap now, but it used to be expensive and was a rare commodity. Because of this honey was commonly used as a sweetener before sugar became easy to access. The sugarcane was native to parts of Asia and modern day India. The sugarcane was mostly overlooked until methods originating in India discovered a way to extract sugar cubes which were easy to store and transport. From India, sugar was traded around the world as ‘khanda’ which is origin of the word ‘candy’.

Benefits of Sugar

  • It encourages cell turnover: sugar is a natural source of glycolic acid, which penetrate and breaks down old & weak bonds between cells leading to new cell growth.
  • It’s a great exfoliate: sugar granules help scrub away dead skin and other blemishes. Compared to salt, it’s not as rough around the edges meaning it’s not as harsh on your skin.

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Himalayan Salt

Himalayan Salt
Himalayan Salt
Himalayan salt mined from the Himalayan mountain region brushing Pakistan.

Himalayan salt is rock salt which is mined from the Himalayan mountain region brushing Pakistan. It’s common for the salt crystals appearing in a reddish or pink colour, while some also having an off-white transparent colour. The reason for this alluring colour range is due to the high mineral count present. It’s commonly used in cooking and for certain bath products, such as bath salts. Humans have an interesting relationship with salt – historically it’s been extremely valuable, often been traded for it’s weight in gold. This has given rise to the sayings ‘worth its salt’ and ‘salt of the earth’.

Benefits of Himalayan Salt

  • It has a high mineral count: a mineral-rich composure provides a broad range of benefits, ranging from cooking-related benefits to better quality skin & body products.
  • It makes a great exfoliate: salt is relatively abrasive due to its sharp edges. This makes it a perfect exfoliate when used in many body and skin products.

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Coffee

Coffee
Coffee
Coffee has a rich history with many cultures across the world.

We all know and love it as a drink. Coffee has a rich history with many cultures across the world dating back to as far as the 10th century. It also has a dark part of history too; after becoming widely commercially valuable slavery was used as a means to mass-produce crops during appox. 1500s – late 1800s. Today coffee is the beloved drink of the people all over the world.  Lately it has become quite the craze as a main ingredient within scrubs too. It turns out that there are good reasons for this that go beyond our basic love affair with it as a pick-me-up.

Benefits of Coffee

  • Aromatherapy properties: it can help gain a clear mind and reduce headaches.
  • It’s a natural antioxidant: which aids in reducing free radicals and reducing imperfections of the skin. This is why coffee claims usefulness for dealing with issues such as cellulite.
  • It’s a great exfoliate: the granules of coffee help scrub away dead skin and other blemishes.

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