Why Sea Salt Minerals
Ask anyone from the Caribbean who now lives abroad, “What’s the first thing you do whenever you go visit home?” I guarantee the top 3 answers will include,
“Get a sea-bath!”
Which means taking a long soak at the warm, sparkling, mineral-rich waters that surround the islands of the Caribbean. So much of the traditional history of remedies and self-care begins with taking a dip into these waters. This healing ritual has been respected and passed on for centuries and now, there is so much scientific evidence to support why it is done. So what do you do when you can’t get on a plane and go there?
Not to worry, we have done the next best thing, in bringing the sea to you.
The International Journal of Dermatology reported that the favourable effects of bathing in Sea salt solution could bind water, influence skin cell turnover and enhance the repair of the skin barrier.
Sea Salt contains trace minerals such as Copper, Zinc, Magnesium, Potassium, Sulphur and more!
Read more about the skin benefits here: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.1365-4632.2005.02079.x
Our founder- Michelle Welch.
I started working as a physician in general dermatology and aesthetic medicine in Barbados in 2009. While I am originally from Barbados, I consider myself a true Caribbean national, having lived in or visited Barbados, Grenada, Trinidad, Cuba, St. Lucia and St. Vincent to name a few, and collecting beauty secrets from all of these islands over the years. Since moving to Canada more than 10 years ago, I have relied upon these traditional beauty secrets in managing dry skin conditions in the harsh, dry winters and summer heat for myself, my kids and my patients. In 2021, I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer and became obsessed with eliminating toxins and other harmful ingredients from my skincare. With my love for and trust in Caribbean-inspired ingredients and knowing the amazing benefits for skin in general, I began formulating my own sustainable products. When my family and friends started to see the benefits for themselves and tell others, I was encouraged to dream bigger and inspired by my daughters' names, I created OMI & COOKIE so that these nourishing formulas could be shared with the world.
From the Caribbean Sea, to your shower!