A session about natural ways to do self-care was held at the Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery. Barb Frazer began by sharing the benefits of natural occurring salt used to purify the skin and to detoxify the digestive system. It can eliminate acne when properly administered. First, a hot cloth is placed on the face to open the pores. Then a paste made of powdered natural salt and water is applied. After letting the skin tighten for five min- utes, the salt is rinsed off and cold water on a cloth is used to close the pores. Barb then spoke about the benefits of mint. It can be used to open the sinuses when a cold hits. It is also beneficial for increasing circulation and refreshing when brewed into a tea. A lotion with mint, petroleum jelly, grapeseed oil and beeswax was melted together and strained. The warm concoction is rubbed into the skin after the feet are placed into a warm mint-infused foot bath. These spa-like treatments are inexpensive and can be easily done at home. Barb Frazer can be reached through the Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery.
Cold water closes the pores after a salt treatment.