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Salts and Teas For Soaking
Salt, Teas, & Sundries
Using magnesium to alleviate muscle strain is nothing new. What if we added dead sea salt to that? What about some Egyptian clay. Take a dash of Kaolin, white mud, vitamin E and oils > Throw some organic herbs in there and add warm water. What an incredible experience. Your skin will thank you as will your relaxed mood. Warning: your bathtub will be slippery from the oils. Wash well. One of our clients uses these in her pedicure business. She maintains the foot soak experience is incredible.
Salts ….. The earliest systematic exposition of the different kinds of salts, their uses, and methods of extraction was published in China around 2700 BCE. Hippocrates encouraged his fellow healers to make use of salt water to heal various ailments by immersing their patients in sea water. The ancient Greeks continued this, and in 1753 English author and physician Charles Russel published "The Uses of Sea Water". Many believed that bathing in water was an ancient restorative power which was transformative as well. Science tells us about the properties of salts. Soaking or bathing in salts is still considered restorative. Creating an oasis evocative of these experiences is not far out of reach in our daily lives, and can be done easily at home. Rather than rushing through another quick shower, try lighting a few candles, play some soothing music, and draw a warm bath infused with fragrant oils, relaxing salts, or therapeutic herbs. Making this a regular ritual, even just once a month, can improve your health in many ways. Bathing helps relax tense muscles, opens pores, encourages digestion, softens the skin, and promotes restful sleep.
Ingredients for our basic Bathsoak Herbs and Salts We use Herbs and flowers specialized for type of bathsoak Sea salt** Epsom salt***** Himalayan pink salt*** Clays Dead sea salt*** Essential oils specialized for type of bathsoak Iodized salt * Dendritic Salt ****
*Iodized table salt is highly refined and has a trace amount of iodine added to the salt. It is finely and uniformly ground and may also have some anti-caking ingredients added to it. Avoid this type of salt when making bath salts. When bathing, some of the salt is absorbed by the skin and any sensitivity to iodine will cause a skin reaction from the salt.
**Sea salt is distilled directly from seawater and contains some trace minerals naturally found in seawater. It comes in a number of grain sizes and usually doesn't contain any additives. The color and texture of sea salt vary widely due to the local clay, algae, and other deposits found in the water the salt is harvested from. Some sea salts are pinkish-gray, others are black. In addition to bathing, sea salts are popular seasonings for cooking. The wide range of types also yields a range of flavors
***Exotic Salt Exotic and/or luxury salts include gray, Celtic, Dead Sea, Himalayan, Hawaiian, and other types of salt. They are still considered salt, but may not even have sodium chloride as their primary ingredient. The various unique minerals and elements in the salts impact the color, shape, size, and special qualities of the salts.
****Dendritic Salt Dendritic salt is a commercially manufactured product and not a naturally harvested salt. It consists of highly purified sodium chloride and is crystallized under special conditions by a machine. Dendritic salt is a popular bath salt option because it has a greater surface area than other salts. Fragrance, essential oils, or color will adhere better to this type of salt. It also clumps much less than other salts.
*****Epsom Salt Epsom salt, while very well known, is not actually salt. It's a naturally occurring pure mineral compound of magnesium and sulfate. Ocean mineral salts, which carry detoxifying and relaxing negative ions, yield a slew of health benefits from the outside in.They not only deep cleanse the body of the dirt, but nudge the lymphatic system to flow and balance ,In addition to drawing out toxins and boosting circulation, salts infused with essential oils—such as anti-inflammatory rose or relaxing lavender—supply sense-stoking, mind-harmonizing aromatherapy. Soak for 20 minutes. Each of our bathsoaks comes with one reusable teabag in case you do not want these items draining into your plumbing.