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Why epsom sea salts are essential for your bath time routine

  • by Thuy Dang

Salt is everywhere in the natural world, and is essential for our bodies to work at an optimal level. Salt has so many health benefits and natural healing properties, including working as an antiseptic and having detoxifying properties as well - it really is a natural wonder.  In terms of skincare, sea salt has its very own set of benefits, making it a popular ingredient in products that are exfoliating and purifying as well as hydrating.  Keeping all of this in mind, it’s no wonder that adding salts to our bathtime routine can have so many amazing benefits for us and our bodies.

 

This article is going to take you through all of the reasons why you should consider adding epsom sea salts into your routine.

 

What is Sea Salt?

Sea salt is a specific kind of salt that comes from evaporated sea water; it is entirely different from other kinds of salt, and therefore comes with its own unique set of properties and qualities.  Sea salt tends to be processed very little, if at all, making it a very natural resource from the planet and very rich in magnesium, iron, zinc and calcium (healthline). This is really very different to the qualities found in table salt, which is processed far more, and therefore does not have the same mineral content.

 

Moisturising

One of the lesser known facts about adding salt into our skincare routines is that it can have moisutrising and hydrating properties for the skin when it is dissolved into warm water.  This works by helping your skin barrier to become stronger and more effective so that it can hold on to moisture more easily.  This works to relieve the symptoms of dry skin, and can even alleviate dry skin related conditions such as eczema when it is implemented regularly into your routine.

 

Healing

Salt is a major component of the makeup of the human body, meaning that we need to have a certain amount of it for our bodies to work at their best possible level.  Soaking your body in water that has sea salts helps to give your body the electrolytes and hydration that it needs, not just on a surface skin level, but inside the body as well. When we have the salt that we need in our bodies, they can work at a better level to protect us from toxins that the body must work to fight off.

 

Relaxing

Soaking in the bath is highly associated with relaxing, and this only becomes more effective when epsom sea salts are added into your routine as well. Bathing in salts can help with blood flow and circulation which allows our bodies to relax better, as well as allowing our muscles to relax and rejuvenate.  If you’re feeling anxious or stressed, having a bath with added salts can be just the right thing to help your body and mind feel better.  This also applies if you are struggling to relax at night time, which can result in insomnia; the relaxing qualities of bathing salts can help to promote better sleep by relaxing the body and mind.

 

Pain Relief

If you are struggling with any kind of joint or muscle pain, this can be alleviated by soaking in a bath that has epsom sea salts in it.  Not only does soaking in warm water help to take the weight off your muscles and joints, but the salt itself also enacts healing properties on the body in a natural and non invasive way. Epsom sea salts have been shown to nourish the body and ease the tightness that can cause pain within the body.

 

If you are looking for a bathing salt product to try in order to reap the benefits of it, why not try out our Himalayan essential oil salts? Our Sea Soak salts are the perfect way to calm your body and mind as well as nourish you both physically and mentally, blended with natural essential oils to help enhance the amazing healing properties.  You can enjoy three calming scents, Himalayan, rose and lavender, all of which are designed to promote healing and calming, as well as extracts of flowers to bring even more healing to your skin on the outer levels as well.

 

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