The benefits of bath salt are many, and go beyond mere exfoliating dead cells to make skin soft and supple. A nice long soak in a tub sprinkled with bath salt releases muscle tension and improves common irritations such as insect bites, minor rashes, calluses on feet, while working on serious skin conditions like athlete’s foot, eczema, and psoriasis. Bath salts benefit your skin in more ways than one. Bath salts, when used in their natural, pure form, contain many beneficial minerals and nutrients that keep your skin smooth, soft, and supple. Here are the top benefits and recipes for bath salts:
- Flushes toxins and heavy metals from the cells, easing muscle pain and helping the body to eliminate harmful substances.
- Improves nerve function by electrolyte regulation.
- Since it detoxes skin, it helps in treating acne, blemishes, and other skin problems
- Bathing in a solution of warm water and bath salts will work to draw out impurities, pollution, oil and dirt from the skin.
- Regular use of bath salts and bathing has been shown to decrease the appearance of fine lines by plumping the skin and balancing moisture.
You need 1-2 cups of epsom salts or magnesium flakes, 1/2 cup Himalayan or Sea Salt, 1/2 tsp of natural vanilla extract and 10-15 drops of essential oil of choice (lavender or peppermint or anything you like). Mix the salt and magnesium flakes and then sprinkle with vanilla extract and essential oil. The whole mixture gets added to a warm bath, and soak for at least 20 minutes, though 30 is preferable.
You need 4 cups Epsom salts, 5 drops red food colouring, 5 drops blue food colouring, 30 to 40 drops lavender essential oil (aromatherapy oil), 1 cup baking soda and 3 tablespoons dried lavender blossoms. Take out a large metal or glass bowl and a metal spoon (no wood or plastic). Pour in the Epsom salts and food colourings. Mix it well. Add essential oils and baking soda. Finally, mix in the dried lavender blossoms. These are added last so that all of the mixing doesn’t beat them up too much. Store in the glass air tight jar and use as and when required.
You need 1 cup rock/sea salt, 1 cup Epsom salts, 2 tablespoons bicarbonate of soda and about 15 drops of frankincense essential oil. Mix together the salts in a metal or glass mixing bowl. Sift in the bi-carbonate of soda and stir with a metal spoon to combine. Add in the frankincense essential oil, and mix salts together thoroughly.
You need 16 ounces Dead Sea salt and 20 drops rosemary essential oil. Combine the ingredients in glass bowl and store in ait tight glass jar. Use like any other bath salt.