Aromatic baths in bath salts is a wonderful natural alternative to modern medicine when it comes to treating common ailments and mood swings. You will find many types of sea salt beauty products on the market today that can easily be made at home. Salts for the bath alone have many therapeutic properties.
The most popular areas salts come from include the Himalayas, the Dead Sea, the Pacific Ocean, the Mediterranean Sea and the Great Salt Lake in Utah, USA. Each kind plays a particular role in the health of our body and skin. Epsom salt is commonly used as a bath salt and has many benefits such as reducing the prune look of skin. Because the salt changes the osmotic balance of the bath water, it allows your skin to absorb more water.
Magnesium sulphate, one of the main components in bath salts, has anti-inflammatory properties which help the body to stay healthy by avoiding cellular breakdown. Phophates, which are also found in bath salts, soften the skin and calluses, helping to exfoliate the skin and keep it smooth.
Diseases such as a psoriasis and atopic dermatitis are actually treated with high concentrations of sea salt in water; this is why many people with these and other skin ailments go to the Dead Sea for therapy. Other physical benefits from sea salts include the stimulation of natural circulation, relief from athlete’s foot, removing corns and calluses, and relaxation of tense and aching muscles. Rheumatism and arthritis, as well as chronic lower back pain, can be cured with high concentrations of sea salt in water.
Certainly a good sea salt soak can encourage deep relaxation, relief from stress, and will promote restfulness. Sea salt should be one of the main ingredients to have in your bathroom to help you keep your skin and body healthy. Adding essential oils to your sea salt will benefit you in two ways: through the connection of your olfactory sense with the molecules carried by the steam of the hot bath, and by absorption through the skin. Aromatic bath salts work wonders for the body and are excellent for skin problems, circulatory issues, respiratory problems, stress and nervous tension, muscular aches and pains, and insomnia.
The bath salts help to disperse essential oils safely into the water, especially when a carrier oil such as Sweet Almond or Jojoba is added. Without salts or an emulsifier, the drops of essential oils end up floating on top of the water and come in direct contact with the skin. Below you will find wonderful aromatherapy recipes for adding to a tub of warm water for a relaxing and/or invigorating bath.
Balinese Bath Salts
Let your mind escape to the Orient with the scents of soothing Lavender, zesty Grapefruit, and exotic Frankincense. These wonderful bath salts will take you away while soaking in these fragrant oils! Sea salts used in a bath is great for distributing essential oils throughout the bath. Use approximately 8-12 drop of essential oils per cup of salt, depending on the strength of the oil. You may want to add more or less, a few drops at a time, depending on your personal preference.
What You Will Need:
4 cups Epsom Salts
6 drops Lavender essential oil
4 drops Grapefruit essential oil
2 drops Frankincense essential oil
What To Do:
1. Using ceramic or wooden utensils, blend ingredients in a bowl.
2. Use 1 cup in a full bathtub. Enjoy!