Salts of the Spa
All spas should have a relaxing and cheerful atmosphere and be pleasing to the senses – the spa should look nice, smell good, and be tranquil and comfortable. In today’s spa industry, the emphasis is on wellness. It tends to be a treat for us here and there. However, wouldn’t it be nice to have that treat more regularly? Attending a spa regularly isn’t always possible for one reason or another. So, what if we could recreate the same atmosphere at home? Today we will look at one aspect that should set you on your way to creating that atmosphere, and it’s to do with natural bath salts.
Submerging our bodies in a bath of warm water and salt is one of the most effective ways to relax after a busy day. This healthy routine relaxes the muscles, moisturizes the skin, detoxifies the body, and reduces internal edema. In addition, the macro and trace minerals contained in salts are essential for human health and can be absorbed into the bloodstream during a warm bath, helping to balance out the entire body. With this in mind, let us look at the best natural bath salts to recreate a day at the spa in your own home.
Himalayan Bath Salts
Ancient sea salt deposits were stored and shielded from contaminants by layers of sediment from volcanic eruptions some 50 million years ago during the building of today’s great mountain ranges. Careful, sustainable harvesting now yields some of the best, most healthy bath salts available anywhere globally. Himalayan Bath Salts contain up to 84 essential trace minerals and have a gorgeous, natural pink color, making them an excellent choice for the occasion.
Epsom Bath Salts
They have the appearance of tiny crystals similar to table salt, but they have a distinct chemical composition that contains magnesium, oxygen, and sulfur. These salts are particularly effective for eliminating unwanted body toxins, exfoliating the skin, relieving stress, and managing muscle pain. People who enjoy sports love Epsom salt baths. However, this is not a good option for persons sensitive to sulfur.
Magnesium Bath Salts
This is an excellent bath for persons who experience restlessness, irritability, poor sleep quality, anxiety, or depression as a result of Magnesium insufficiency, as it is a mild means of boosting magnesium that is also well retained by the body, offering a longer-lasting benefit than some other salts.
Table Bath Salts
Bath salt can be made with any salt. Even the salt you use in your cooking is an option. While not the most appealing option, table salt is popular among bath salt enthusiasts who choose more accessible and affordable alternatives to the more expensive but enticing Himalayan salt. It is also available in various grain sizes, giving you more options for adorning your bath salt.
Sea Bath Salts
Sea salt is derived straight from seawater and contains trace minerals found naturally in the ocean. It is available in various grain sizes and is usually free from additives. Because of the local clay, algae, and other deposits found in the water where the salt is obtained, the color and texture of sea salt vary greatly. Some sea salts are pinkish-gray in color, while others are black.
Dead Sea Bath Salts
The Dead Sea, located between Jordan, Israel, and Palestine, is a massive salt lake that developed more than fifteen million years ago. For thousands of years, its salt has been mined and used in medicinal, natural beauty cures, and, more recently, cooking. Its crumbling moist consistency distinguishes it from Epsom salts’ clear, smooth crystals.
If you want to relieve tension, relax achy muscles, and soothe inflamed skin, you should consider taking a salt bath. While bathing in a tub is a relaxing method to unwind after a long day, adding bath salts is supposed to enhance the benefits to your skin, muscles, and joints. So now every day can be a spa day!
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