Bath soak benefits
Updated: Jan 10, 2019
History of bath soaks and bath salts is dated almost the same as mankind. It was frequently used for its healing properties. It was and still is frequently used in beauty treatments. Each ingredient has its unique power to help your muscles relax, release tension and smooth and soften your skin. Let’s look closer at it.
Epsom salt is not exactly salt as the name suggests. It is a compound that contains magnesium, sulfur and oxygen in its structure. And its taste is actually not salty but bitter. Interesting, isn’t it?
It was named after a town in County Surrey in England, where it was first discovered.
Epsom salt has been used for hundreds of years providing positive impact to human health. The positive effects of Epsom salt are usually attributed to magnesium, of which most people have a complete deficiency.
In water, Epsom salt dissolves and decomposes into magnesium and sulphate ions. Since these substances are well absorbed through the skin, magnesium cations and sulphated anions get into the body where they perform important functions. Magnesium is the second most important mineral in the human body, right after calcium.
Epsom salt is well known for its hydrating properties and it works magic soothing irritated skin.
Dead sea salt
Dead Sea Salt contains twenty one minerals.
These minerals are known to treat, detoxify, and cleanse our bodies. The best known are: magnesium, calcium, sulfur, bromide, iodine, sodium, zinc, bitumen and potassium. Magnesium is essential for cell metabolism and quick healing of skin tissue. It also has anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial effect on your skin. Calcium is also a skin friendly mineral which helps strengthen cell membranes and cleans pores. Potassium is another mineral beneficial for skin, which helps balance moisture in your skin. It also helps to kill germs by releasing oxygen. Sulfur helps to protect our bodies against toxins in the environment. This mineral is present in every cell of our bodies and is used to make collagen, which keeps the skin smooth and healthy. It has healing benefits including treating skin irritations and infections. Bromide soothes skin, relaxes body muscles and helps to cleanse the skin. Iodine can help with destroying fungus, bacteria, and other microorganisms. It also helps with detox from heavy metals like lead, mercury, cadmium, and aluminum. Sodium helps other minerals to remove harmful toxins. Zinc reduces the amount of natural oil your skin produces and it may prevent pores from clogging. It also may help to control inflammatory response. Bitumen acts as an anti-inflammatory agent.
Roses help lock moisture into the skin and make your skin re-energized. It restores softness, radiance, elasticity, and protects against free radicals.
Those little flowers are well known for their healing abilities. They can help with skin irritations and have anti-inflammatory properties. Bath with chamomile is relaxing and releases stress and anxiety.
These yellow flowers are pure gold for your skin. They are anti-inflammatory and have magical healing abilities your skin needs. Calendula works as an antioxidant which protects your skin and reduces appearance of wrinkles, age spots, and also reduces the visibility of scars.
This purple flowered herb is well known for help with aching muscles, relaxation and stress relief. It has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties and calming therapeutic scent.
You use it like a tea bag so you do not clog your bath tub with rest of the soaked herbs.
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