Tension eases from your muscles as you relax away the days stress in a bath with this salt. Many people are fond of lavender’s scent and is great for relaxing nervous tension. Lavender is also a sedative and a general tonic.
Himalayan Pink Salt is a pristine salt preserved by lava and over 250 million years old. It contains around 84 minerals that we need and are too often lacking. This salt is All-Natural, Organic-Compliant, and Kosher Certified. The pink color comes from trace elements within, including “energy-rich” iron. Himalayan Pink Salt is known for stimulating circulation, soothing sore muscles, helping to reduce acid reflux, lowering blood pressure, and amazing in removing toxins.
Epsom Salt is not actually a salt, but is magnesium sulfate. Most of us are deficient in magnesium and should supplement. It is doubted that magnesium can be absorbed through the skin as the molecule is too large. There have been no studies to prove or disprove absorption that I can find. However, personally, I find much muscle relief in using Epsom Salts in my bath. Relief for me comes about instantly as the salts are added. Compared to a bath without Epsom Salt, I find little to moderate relief. The proof is in the pudding, and is up to you to decide if this ingredient aids you or not.
Baking Soda is a great addition to bath salts as it helps to soften the water and wash away dirt (oil) and perspiration from the day. It is also reported as really good at soothing irritable skin conditions such as rashes, eczema and psoriasis. One source I found states that a professional attributes Baking Soda to draining the lymphatic system of dis-eases and toxins.
Colloidal oatmeal is oatmeal that has been ground into a fine powder. It is often used in baths for itchy rashes like poison ivy, soothing dry, itchy skin, allergic reactions and eczema.
You may use this bath salt in a 1/4 cup up to 1 cup in a tub of warm or hot water. Very hot water is detrimental to the function of the skin and is best when used for only a minute or so in alternating temperature treatments. Run your bath water first, then pour in the salts, stirring the to disolve. You add them after the bath has run to avoid dispersing the essential oils too quickly into the air. It is better if they remain on the top of the water and release slower into the air so that you may enjoy the aromatherapy benefits!