If you have young kids chances are they take regular baths but do you? I love taking baths and I really love relaxing in a tub with indulgent bath salts, it must be the British in me! I personally find them to be incredibly beneficial to both my body and mind, and both history and science back me up on this too!
The earliest reference to the use of salt in bathing was in China around 2700 years BCE! But the Romans win the bathing prize for literally building cities around natural mineral springs in order to worship the deities of cleanliness, health, and hygiene and "take to the waters."
I use four main varieties of salt in the products I create: Mediterranean Sea Salt, Dead Sea Salt, Himalayan Pink Salt, and Epsom Salts, although I have also used Black Lava Salt and Alaea Red Hawaiian Sea Salt as well.
The most common of salts, those gathered from the sea, have been used for thousands of years to heal and refresh. The minerals in oceanic salts can help detoxify skin and increase circulation, while leaving the skin soft.
Dead Sea Salt
These salts are harvested from a salt lake bordered by Jordan, Israel and Palestine. These salts are known for their unique mineral properties that are thought to reduce insomnia and anxiety, soothe skin, relieve muscles, and regulate water retention. Salt baths to aid a trimmer waist- yes please!
Pink Himalayan Salts
These salts are packed with over 84 minerals and are considered the purest salt in the world. They are known for helping to combat dry skin, improve skin issues, and slow signs of aging. I also love the rosy hue that makes such a pretty edition to a bath salt jar.
These bath salt staples are not actually salts but a naturally occurring mineral compound of magnesium and sulfate. They were originally obtained by boiling down the mineral waters at Epsom, England (see, we Brits are all over this bath salt game!). These salts are particularly good at relieving sore muscles and joints and are best for oily skin.
Take to the Waters My Friend
So the next time you need to sleep, look younger, relieve tired muscles, shed some water weight, or soften skin - take a bath. In addition to all these benefits, you will also lower your stress levels, which in today's fast paced world could be the most important reason of all.
Of course the base power of a bath is the combination of salts but what you add to these magical minerals, such as milks, clays, essential oils, and botanicals can elevate your bathing game to majestic levels. Experiment with your own recipes or pick up one of my bath products and take a bath - the "indulgence" and your health and wellness are worth it. Now if you excuse me, I'm off to take a bath.