8 Cosmetic Uses for Salt You Probably Never Knew About

· June 6, 2016

Did you know that salt can help remove cellulite?  If consuming salt can cause you to get cellulite, then using it topically can help to remove it.

Salt is a condiment that has properties known not only in the food world, but it can be used aesthetically as well.

Consuming too much salt is associated with different health problems, which is why it is currently recommended to use only limited amounts of salt in one’s diet.

The good news is that it has a lot of cosmetic uses as well, which are great alternatives that can be used without harming the body. Today we’re going to share with you 8 of these tricks for the next time you go through your beauty routine.

1. Body exfoliator

Body exfoliator

Exfoliation is a very special skin treatment. It can be used to eliminate dead skin cells and other blemishes that form on the skin because of sun exposure and pollution.

Salt is a 100% natural ingredient that replaces commercial exfoliants that have harsh aggressive chemicals.


  • Make a mixture out of salt and one teaspoon of olive oil. Apply it in the shower, massaging any area of the body that you wish to address.

2. Wavy hair

Natural waves will change your look, making you look more relaxed. It’s not always easy to get these waves, and it almost always requires some sort of support to shape your hair.

A salt water solution can create a natural spray for getting wavy, fresh looking hair.


  • Dissolve one tablespoon of salt (10 grams) in half a glass of water (100 mL) and sprinkle throughout your hair. Scrunch your hair up to create waves.

3. Getting rid of dandruff

Dandruff is the most common scalp problem around, and not only is it annoying, but it looks bad too.

Coarse salt helps renew the scalp and also helps eliminate dead skin.


  • Take a generous amount of salt and apply it to your entire scalp, gently massaging in a circular motion to exfoliate the skin.
  • Allow to set for 5 minutes, then rinse with plenty of warm water.

4. Tooth whitening

Tooth whitening

It’s possible to eliminate yellow tooth stains with a bit of salt.  The properties in salt help deep clean teeth and help eliminate stains that look bad.


  • Prepare a mixture using two parts salt and one part baking soda. Brush your teeth with it for approximately 3 minutes.

5. Fighting acne

Acne is a skin condition that affects skin health, along with the self-esteem of whoever suffers from it.

Salt’s natural properties are able to keep skin pores clean and limit oil production.


  • Moisten a bit of salt with water or oil and apply directly to the affected areas of skin that have pimples, white heads or black heads.

6. Perfect nails

Salt’s astringent properties also make a great solution for getting rid of that yellow or opaque look that affects the health of your nails as well as overall beauty.


  • Mix one teaspoon of salt with one teaspoon of baking soda and the juice from one lemon. Immediately dip your nails in it for a few minutes. Repeat this process regularly.

7. Salt bath

Salt bath

Using salt in a bath is perfect for reducing inflammation and relaxing the entire body.  By using a special sea salt you will be able to create a therapeutic bath to relieve tired muscles.

Because of its high content of magnesium sulfate, salt creates an anti-inflammatory effect and helps get rid of calluses on the feet and hands.


  • Add one cup of sea salt (240 grams) to the tub and soak in it for 20 minutes. Do not soak for longer than this as it could be counterproductive.

8. Reducing cellulite

It’s not easy to get rid of “cottage cheese” skin, but this ingredient is so cheap and easy to use, that it could be helpful.


  • Prepare a mixture out of salt and a bit of coconut oil. Massage the areas that are affected by cellulite and allow to set for 20 minutes. Rinse with cold water.