Natural products may not be toxic to humans, however,
Humans have been proven toxic to nature.
The Dead Sea, a lake located on the lowest spot on earth, is dying. Currently, the Dead Sea is dropping 5-8 feet per year due to over sourcing of it's minerals. These minerals are finite. When they are gone, they are gone forever.
A glaring example of this recession is the stone steps built in the 1980’s at the shoreline for easy access to. In just 30 years the water is now no longer visible from those barren steps.
The Dead Sea supports many diverse ecosystems. These ecosystems are being threatened by the rapidly falling sea levels combined with fresh water aquifers along the shoreline.
Thousands of sinkholes have appeared in the past 15 years, resulting in the closure of all but one public beach. The areas visited by tourists wanting to soak in the Dead Sea are actually evaporation ponds, created as a solution to the environmental devastation.
Geologists conservatively estimate the Sea level to drop another 75 feet by the year 2035.
Pink Himalayan Salt-
Pink Himalayan salt is composed mostly of sodium chloride but is also rich in trace minerals, especially iron oxide, which gives it’s beautiful pink color. Himalayan salt is still today hand-harvested by skilled workers who use time-honored methods and techniques in the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains in Northeast Pakistan, leaving almost zero pollution or waste byproducts from manufacturing. Pink Himalayan Salt is thought to be one of the purest salts available due to the remote location and unique geology.
Atlantic Sea Salt-
Atlantic sea salt is harvested by collecting deep sea water in shallow ponds and evaporating the ocean water away, naturally, in the sun. This method has little to zero processing, pollution, or waste byproduct.
Although commonly referred to as "salt," Epsom salt isn't actually salt. Epsom salt is a pure mineral compound of magnesium sulfate in crystal form. It looks like salt, but it has no sodium chloride. Magnesium is crucial to healthy cell functioning in our bodies, and helps to regulate more than 325 enzymes. Sulfate, or sulfur, is found in literally every cell in the human body and has a crucial role in maintaining and enhancing overall health. Sulfur is essential for the health of skin, nails, and hair, and is crucial for the production of collagen. It also has been shown to purify and condition the body, and has detoxifying properties.
It’s all about money. We have been sold this concept that to obtain “optimal beauty” we require certain resources from our planet. This simply is not true. Marketing and unfounded “hype” from companies and influencers tauting the use of so-called miracle products as essential to our beauty regime have wreaked havoc on the environment, not to mention our wallets. The truth is, we can care for ourselves without depleting the planet of finite materials, there are effective & viable alternatives. Albeit not sexy, trendy, or having the “marketability” to consumers that companies rely on for their bottom line, these alternatives are safe, effective, accessible and sustainable.
Protecting our Earth is the best kind of pretty we can be!
Environmental Working Group Smithsonian Magazine; Joshua Hammer
Clive Lipchin, the director of the Arava Institute Center for Transboundary Water Management in southern Israel article -The Daily Beast