Soothing warm baths are one of life’s little pleasures. They help melt away the day’s worries and pressures, allowing you to switch off your mind and enjoy some peace.
Because our salt is so mineral rich, soaking in a solution of salt and water helps to instill the skin and body with minerals. Containing numerous minerals that are important for our health – including calcium, copper, iodine, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, sodium and zinc.
Every day we are exposed to countless toxins – from our food, our air, our water and our personal care and household products. When we bathe in a salt solution, we help to pull some of these toxins out of our skin through a process called reverse osmosis.
Those who suffer with painful arthritis, sore or pulled muscles, stiff joints or a variety of other aches and pains will benefit enormously from a salt water bath. It has been proven that soaking in salt baths gives those with muscle pain both relief and greater mobility.
If you’re one of the millions who suffer from occasional or long-term sleep problems, you should give salt baths a go.Because of their proven stress relieving and inflammation fighting abilities, a salt bath can help you relax and wind-down before bedtime. Because body temperature naturally drops at night – beginning two hours before sleep – a soak in a hot tub causes body temperature to rise. This leads to a rapid cool-down period immediately afterwards which serves to relax you and prepare your body for sleep.
Salt has antibacterial and antiseptic properties making it a useful therapy for those with eczema, acne or psoriasis. The mineral content of a salt bath can help maintain the protective barrier of the skin, while allowing it to hold in hydration – as is evidenced by the fact that your skin won’t wrinkle or prune after a salty dip. This is especially good news for those who avoid baths due to flaky or tight skin!
Have you ever experienced a ‘dead leg’, numbness of the limbs, a feeling of coldness in your extremities or one of these other warning signs of poor circulation? If so, a warm salt bath could be just what you need. It will cause your arteries and veins to expand, which gives more space for blood to flow.
In both balneotherapy and thalassotherapy, inhaling steam from salt water is an established treatment for acute and chronic respiratory problems.
Salt baths take much credit for helping combat water retention and stop bloating. These salts work by drawing water (along with toxins) out of the body resulting in a temporarily slimmer waist and reduced thigh size. A quick ten-minute bath with added Himalayan salt before an event or big occasion will help your clothing fit better by eliminating water bloat.
With antiseptic, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, it’s not surprising that a Himalayan salt bath will soothe painful or itchy insect bites and blisters. Research has also documented relief from poison ivy and poison oak.A 20 to 30 minute bath is all you need to realise many of the benefits listed above (although if you’re just looking to reduce bloating, ten minutes will do). When you get out of the tub, just dry off with a towel – there’s no need to rinse the salt solution from your skin.
Directions: Run a warm to hot bath and drop a single tablet into the water and allow it to dissolve, you may need to swish the water a bit to get the larger salt minerals to dissolve completely. Get in and lie back to enjoy all of the wonderful benefits of these beautiful salts. Be careful exiting the tub as some of oils may make the bath a bit slippery.
50gm per tab
Ingredients: Magnesium Sulfate, Maris Sal (Dead Sea Salt), Sodium Chloride Himalayan Pink Salt (Fine Grade), Sodium Bicarbonate, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil , Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil , Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil , Polysorbate 80 , Lavender, Lemon cold pressed, Marjoram, Jojoba, Chamomile Roman Citral, Linalool, Limonene, Geraniol, Farnesol1
**may also contain: (Linalool, Geraniol, Amyl Cinnamal,Hydroxycitronellal,Coumarin)*naturally occurring in essential oils*
Discontinue use if irritation develops.
While salt baths have some very beneficial effects, they can place extra pressure on the circulatory system. Those who suffer from weak or poor heart circulation should always consult their doctor first.
Likewise, those with diabetes, low or high blood pressure, heart disease, kidney or liver disease, adrenal exhaustion, recent illness, pregnancy, nervous system deficiencies and severe fatigue should all seek advice on salt water bathing.