Bath salts & their benefits
History of bath salts
…The earliest exposition of the different kinds of salts, their uses, and methods of extraction was published in China around 2700 BCE. Hippocrates encouraged his fellow healers to make use of salt water to heal various ailments by immersing their patients in sea water. The ancient Greeks continued this, and in 1753 English author and physician Charles Russel published "The Uses of Sea Water"…
Bath salts have long been used as an easy and inexpensive way to treat mental and physical health ailments. Fragrances and colours are often added to bath salts; the fragrances are used to increase the users' enjoyment of the bathing experience.
Most of us use bath salts to enhance a relaxing soak in the tub, but bath salts are believed to provide several health benefits for people with muscle pain and stiffness, stiff, & aching joints, arthritis, circulation problems, headaches, anxiety and stress, skin conditions, such as eczema, dry and itchy skin.
The most popular salts used for bathing are Sea salt, Epsom salt, Himalayan salt…
Sea salt benefits
Sea salt is hailed for its health-enhancing minerals, therapeutic properties, and all-natural harvesting process. Adding a little sea salt to the bath can stimulate circulation, ease muscle cramps, help relieve stiffness in joints, aid with arthritis or back pain, and soothe achy, overworked legs and feet.
Epsom salts benefits
Epsom salt is an ingredient used in a soak to treat minor aches and pains. It’s thought to soothe tired muscles and reduce swelling. Epsom Salt is largely comprised of Magnesium. The mineral Magnesium is the most critically important mineral in the body. It is responsible for around 700 vital functions within the body. Magnesium actually prefers to enter the body transdermally and so regular Epsom salt baths are a really good idea.
Himalayan salt benefits
Himalayan salt promotes better skin hydration, leaving it softer and smoother. Himalayan salt's signature pink colour comes from the 84 trace minerals and elements it contains, including magnesium, calcium, iron and potassium.
How often should you take a salt bath? Soak for 12-20 minutes, 2 or 3 times a week. Pour the salt into the warm running water to help it dissolve faster.
There are several benefits to using bath salts in a foot soak. Use bath salts in a foot soak to relieve symptoms of athlete’s foot, treat toenail fungus, relieve gout pain and inflammation, eliminate foot odor. Repeat three times daily to treat nail fungus until your symptoms improve. Soaking your feet in a warm salt bath also makes it easier to exfoliate dry, cracked heels.
Bath salts are relaxing and provide a number of cosmetic and health benefits. Though generally safe for most when used properly, you should talk to your doctor before using bath salts if you have medical conditions such as heart disease or diabetes.
Soapatico has a collection of bath salts. Our bath salts are made with Organic Sea Salt and Epsom Salt and are scented with delicious fragrances.
Do you use bath salts in your bath? Which bath salt is your favourite?
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