Beyond being super relaxing and calming for the body and mind, soaking in a warm bath infused with Epsom and Himalayan salts, combined with essential oils and dried botanicals can be beneficial for you in many ways. Below we discuss some of the many benefits of incorporating these 2 salts into your bath ritual.
Benefits of using Epsom salts in bath:
Epsom salts (also known as magnesium sulfate) is a not really a salt, but instead a naturally occurring mineral. It can be used in baths to soothe and soften rough, dry skin and exfoliate dead skin cells. It is also known to help ease pain and inflammation and can help people dealing with muscle soreness and even arthritis. It is also great to relax sore muscles from workouts and everyday household activities. Epsom salts are said to reduce muscle tension because the magnesium it contains helps soothe away soreness and assists in the removal and excretion of lactic acid from muscle tissue.
In addition to these wonderful qualities, Epsom salts are also known to be mildly detoxing to the skin. Soaking in them has been historically known to heal things like rashes, eczema and psoriasis, athlete’s foot and possibly help prevent foot odor.
Benefits of using Himalayan salts in bath:
Himalayan pink salt is believed to be one of the best sources of natural minerals on earth and gets its pink shade from the high mineral and iron content. When Himalayan salt dissolves in water, it creates a concentrated, electrically charged blend containing 84 trace minerals that match those found in our body. These traces are not found in commonly used processed table salt.
Himalayan salt is a powerful, yet gentle skin detoxifier when used in baths. This ionic salt solution helps to extract the toxins out of your skin and tissues. This pink salt penetrates your skin, leaving you feeling refreshed and nourished. The salt gets stored in the upper layer of the skin, which plumps up your skin and creates a natural protective film on the skin and prevents the skin from dryness.
Similar to Epsom salts, Himalyan salts can help heal irritating and painful skin conditions such as acne, eczema and psoriasis, as it helps to promote better skin hydration. It has also been known to be effective against insect bites and blisters.
Additionally, Himalayan salts help relax the body and provide relief to cramped muscles and muscle aches, due to the presence of calcium and other trace minerals.
As you can see each of these two salts alone each have many healing and beneficial properties, but combined with one another and infused with high quality, pure essential oils and botanicals they provide so much healing and relaxation to the body and mind.