Benefits of Bath Salts


Most of us are aware of the importance of a balanced diet, so far as it pertains to vitamins, proteins and carbohydrates. We are often at a loss when it comes to imbalances caused by insufficient minerals in our diet. Minerals such as calcium, magnesium and potassium are essential for the wellbeing of the body. Lack of any one of these minerals leads to aches and pains and listlessness. The cheapest and most common source of these minerals is through the addition of sea salt in our diet.


These minerals also have cosmetic benefits. Bath salts, which are fragrant additives to bath water, use sea salt and essential oils as the base. The mineral content in the base salt helps to refresh our body and rid it of aches and pains. The essential oils help calm the mind and distress us. Skin softening agents like glycerine and natural emollients are added to bath salts to soften the skin and give it a youthful appearance with freshness and glow.


Some Common Benefits of Bath Salts are


1. Draws Out Body Pollutants:  Addition of bath salts to lukewarm water used for a bath draws out oil, grime and pollutants from the surface of the skin.  Minerals like sodium, bromide and potassium contained in bath salts cleanse the skin and give it a youthful appearance removing dullness.


2. Helps Fighting Fatigue, Relaxes the Body:  The minerals contained in the bath salts are easily absorbed through the skin.


a. Magnesium helps in fighting fatigue.


b. Calcium helps in relaxing the bone structure.


c. Bromine and sodium help balance glandular secretions.


d. Potassium helps the body to absorb moisture and to excrete excess water.


3. Bath salts made from Dead Sea salts have been especially effective against osteoporosis.



4. Useful During Muscle Sprains and Spasms:  Practitioners of holistic healing techniques recommend that patients suffering from sprains and muscle spasms soak the affected limbs in Luke warm water to which mineral salts have been added, for quick relief from pain. In case of insect bites, soaking the effected part in water with dissolved bath salts is effective in drawing out the allergen.


5. Effecting Body Healers:  Bath salts to which aromatic oils have been added are effective in healing skin infections like athlete’s foot, psoriasis, eczema and minor itches.


6. Helps in Sound Sleep: A relaxing bath in warm water to which bath salts have been added is an effective aid to sound sleep as they have a calming effect on the nerves.


7. Maintains the Healthy Skin: The minerals in the bath salts are absorbed by the surface skin cells very easily and plump up the skin. The result is youthful looking skin without wrinkles and fine lines.


 Bath salts are highly beneficial in maintaining the health of the skin and preventing skin ailments.

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