How to Freshen Up Yourself, Your Home, and Your Pallet for Spring

Spring is a time for change and renewal no matter where you live. It’s when we clean, refresh, and get ready for the warmer weather ahead. We’ve put together some tips to help you freshen your body and your home after a long, cold winter. We’ve also included a spring recipe that just might inspire you to try something new in this special season. Spring brings a sense of fresh beginnings, so try some of our simple ideas and celebrate the season!

Rejuvenate Your Body

Start with a good exfoliating salt scrub from our Bath & Spa collection. While moisturizing lotions and body butters help combat dry skin, starting with an exfoliating scrub to slough off dead skin cells first will hasten the process and improve the overall results. Our energizing Lemongrass Salt Scrub is a great way to awaken your skin and start your day. Once the dead cells are gone, your skin will be ready to soak in the moisture of your favorite lotion. Use salt scrub for an at-home pedicure. Soak your feet in a small tub of warm water for a few minutes. Scrub with Kiwi Mango Energizing Salt Scrub, and pat dry. Keep a jar of Peach & Honey Scrub next to your kitchen and bathroom sinks for a quick scrub when you wash your hands. The salt is a natural antibacterial, and leaves your skin much softer than harsh liquid soaps. For the ultimate spring renewal, consider a trip to the Salt Vault in our Portland Maine location. Salt therapy offers a natural approach to wellness for people seeking drug-free relief from asthma, allergies pollution and numerous other conditions that keep them from breathing freely. Salt therapy is also used for relief from psoriasis, eczema and acne, or simply to enjoy the deep relaxation and health achieved during salt room sessions.

Freshen Up Your Home

Small changes can easily freshen up any space. Clear the clutter off of your nightstand or small entryway table. Add a Himalayan salt lamp for an instantly fresh look. Cleaning off the kitchen counters can also pay big dividends for little effort. Toss that tired old wooden cutting board and replace it with a fresh Salt Block. Unlike wooden cutting boards, salt is antimicrobial. It enhances the flavor of your food, adds a stylish touch to your countertop, and can also be used as an impressive display to serve appetizers to your guests at your next spring celebration. If you're stuck in a rut and always buy the same soap, switch it up and try one of our Dead Sea Soaps. They are naturally rich in minerals and trace elements from the Dead Sea. Place a few bars in a basket in your guest bathroom, and create a bed & breakfast atmosphere your guests will love.

Rev Up Your Palate With the Flavors of Spring

Let colorful spring vegetables inspire you with a trip to the local farmer’s market. Try this quick and easy asparagus recipe using any of our gourmet flavored sea salts to get out of the heavy winter food doldrums and into the flavors of spring. We roasted Asparagus and used Arctic Thyme Sea Salt for an earthy-spring flavor. Asparagus are rich in glutathione, which is a detoxifying compound that helps break down carcinogens and other harmful compounds like free radicals. That’s why eating asparagus may help protect against and fight certain forms of cancer, and is a great spring detox vegetable.
  • Roasted Asparagus • Prep time: 6 minutes • Cook time: 12 minutes • Yield: Serves 4
  • Ingredients • 1 lb asparagus spears (thick spears are best for roasting) • 1-2 Tbsp olive oil • 2 cloves garlic, minced • Salt Cellar Arctic Thyme Sea Salt • Freshly grated black pepper • Lemon juice
Preheat your oven to 400°F. Rinse the asparagus spears. If the ends are tough, break them off. Place Asparagus on roasting pan lined with foil. Drizzle with olive oil, pepper, and garlic. Roast in oven for approximately 10 minutes, until the asparagus are just lightly browned and tender when pierced with a fork. Drizzle with lemon juice, and sprinkle with Arctic Thyme Sea Salt or Sea Salt of your choice.

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