St. John lends itself to letting go and there’s no better way to let go than to welcome what nature offers to heal. Two widely available resources include Aloe Vera and Sea Salt.
Aloe vera is a medicinal plant that’s been used to treat various health conditions for thousands of years. Aloe is abundant in the Coral Bay area of St. John, huge stalks of which can easily be pruned and sliced to reveal the glorious aloe inside. Fresh aloe can be used to:
- Be a homemade purifying face mask
- Heal cuts and burns
- Improve digestive health
- Promote oral health
- Heal acne
Before consuming or applying aloe, be sure to consult with a doctor, since aloe can interact with some medications and existing conditions. Read more about aloe here.
Also found in Coral Bay is sea salt! If the stars align and the rain stays at bay, harvesting sea salt from Salt Pond Bay is one of the best checklist items of life.
Sea salt can help balance, protect, and restore your skin and body.
Did you know… inside all of us is the same concentration of minerals and nutrients as sea water. No wonder the sea feels like home!
Unlike other salts, sea salt includes vital minerals like magnesium, calcium, sodium, and potassium. Exposing yourself to the glorious gift of the sea can help improve your skin’s protective barrier and even promote cell activity that typically slows down as we age.
To the beach, y’all!
Read more about the surprising ways to use salt here.
Learn more about maxing out your spa day on St. John here!
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