It’s important to know that salt is used as a breath sweetener, in reducing fatigue, as an exfoliant, relieving insect bites, and poison ivy. But, before I share this information, I believe that when one is purchasing salt, one should consider buying unrefined salt. Unrefined salt has all 84 minerals and minerals that come from the sea. So, for me, I purchase a bag of this salt from
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As mentioned in the first line of this article, here are more reasons for purchasing salt:
As a Gargle, Mouthwash, or Breath Sweetener
Mix a teaspoon of the tooth-cleaning mixture in a cup of warm water. (Boil your tap water for 3 to 5 minutes and then cool before using.)

Reducing Fatigue
Soak your tired feet or entire body in a warm, salt-infused bath for a restorative effect.

As an Exfoliant
Mix equal parts of sea salt and olive oil and rub gently over the body for an exfoliating, moisturizing scrub. Rinse with warm water. For the face, mix equal parts of salt and honey.

Personally, for me, I’d rather buy a large container of an exfoliant. My favorite is sold online.
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Relieving the Pain of Insect Stings
Mix salt with a bit of water and apply to the sting immediately.

For Poison Ivy
Soak the affected areas in hot salt water to help relieve the itch and dry up blisters.

Author's Bio: 

Kelley is the author of the book, "My Curly Hair Self: Living with a Visual Processing Disorder.
This is her autobiography about living with "photophobia," a very misunderstood and costly disability to have diagnosed. Many people are misdiagnosed as having dyslexia when in fact they have photophobia.