Sodium isn’t exactly regaled for its dietary health benefits, but when it comes to our skin, salt is a superfood. With a list of advantages including reduction of muscle pain, increased cell metabolism, hydration by osmosis, and a long-standing endorsement from Cleopatra herself, the true advantages of this mineral should be absorbed from the outside in. Luckily, Herbivore Botanicals has all the salt we need, collected from vast bodies of water like the Dead Sea and the Pacific Ocean.
Since founding the line of 100 per cent natural products in 2011, Seattle-based husband-and-wife team Alex Kummerow and Julia Willis have expanded beyond their first batch of handmade soaps, quickly gaining a cult following for their bath soaks, infused with a variety of therapeutic ingredients such as clary sage, eucalyptus, lavender, Cambrian blue clay, and sea kelp. The salt they source from around the world is equally exotic. The Renew Bath Salt, for example, combines salt from the Dead Sea with Hiwa Kai black lava salt to lift the senses, while the Calm Bath Salt incorporates detoxifying Himalayan pink salt crystals to oxygenate, hydrate, and soothe the skin. A high-sodium routine with benefits.