Salt baths are nothing new. They date back to ancient times. It's said that the Queen of Sheba was the first to believe in the healing powers of the Dead Sea. Later, Cleopatra went there to build the first spa.
Hippocrates “The Father of Western Medicine,” studied the benefits of seawater and aromatic baths for their healing properties. He shared his knowledge with other ancient scholars and they began prescribing seawater for the treatment of sore muscles and skin conditions, wounds, and bites.
Dead Sea salt has high levels of magnesium, potassium, calcium, chloride, sodium, and bromide.
Dead Sea salt is not, or minimally, processed. It's produced by evaporation of sea water. Dead Sea salt is the highest quality, best for therapeutic uses.
Healing benefits of Dead Sea salt.
It relaxes the body, soothes sore muscles, decreases itching and relieves skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis. Dead Sea salt treats inflammation to boost skin health, smoothens skin, reduces redness and dryness.
There are so many salts out there. I’ll share a few of the more prized salts with you. Keep in mind that there are other equally beneficial salts available for your bathing pleasure.
Another favorite of salt bathers is Himalayan salt.
Don’t let the pretty pink-reddish hue fool you. It’s packing over 80 minerals and elements. Not bad for a girlie-looking salt, huh?
Mediterranean Sea salt is another favorite of salt bathers.
It’s a pure salt from the Mediterranean Sea in Europe. That clean, white color is due to the pollution-free region where it’s derived.
Technically not a salt, Epsom is magnesium sulfate. Although it looks like salt, it has no sodium chloride content. Don’t let that dissuade you because Epsom salt holds its own in the bath -- making it a therapeutic powerhouse.
How to create your home spa salt bath.
First select your aromatic blend of bath salts. Next, run a bathtub of warm water. While the bathtub is filling, sprinkle about a quarter cup of bath salts under the running water. When the bathtub fills, simply soak for about 20 minutes.
Once the water cools, exit the bathtub. You do not want to reintroduce your body to the toxins your pores just purged.
When it comes to creating your home spa salt bath, pull out all the stops and get decadent.
In addition to aromatic bath salts, include everything for your mental and physical comfort. Yes, that means music, beeswax candles, and your silk eye mask to calm and relax your body and spirit.
Indulge yourself once or twice a week. Surrender to the feeling of happiness and wellbeing. You deserve it.