Hippocrates discovered the medicinal and therapeutic properties of sea water after noticing that it helped to heal injuries on the hands of fisherman. Sea salt is becoming more popular due to its reported therapeutic benefits. Sea salt contains more than 100 minerals. High concentrations of magnesium found in sea salt and magnesium have been known to maintain skin hydration and reduce inflammation. Sea salt can be ingested, used as a body scrub and even applied as a bath salt.