Bath salts have long use as a simple and inexpensive means of treating mental and physical ailments. Usually made from magnesium sulphate (Epsom salt) or sea salt, bath salts dissolve easily in warm bath water and are used for everything from stress relief to pain relief.
How to use bath salts
You can use bath salts in several ways, depending on what you want to treat.
Detox baths are usually made with Epsom salts. The minerals in a detox bath are said to help remove toxins from the body, improve health, relieve stress, treat constipation and help lose weight.
Prepare a detox bath with epsom salt
- Use 2 full cups of laxative salt in a tub filled with hot water.
- Pour the salt into running water to help it dissolve faster in the bath.
- When constipated, soak in the tub for at least 12 to 20 minutes.
Adding essential oils such as lavender or peppermint can have other aromatherapy benefits, such as relaxing and mood-enhancing.
Bath salt can help with muscle aches and pains, loosen tight muscles and reduce inflammation.
Preparing bath salts for sore muscles.
Add laxative salt to running water to dissolve it faster. If you stir the water with your hands, the last grain will dissolve.
Let them soak for at least 12 minutes.
Adding a few drops of cinnamon essential oil diluted in cinnamon bark can also help relieve muscle pain. Cinnamon bark oil has a warming effect on the skin and is considered by some to be beneficial for muscle pain.
It is also a promising anti-inflammatory agent, according to a 2017 study by a reputable source.
Inflammation or irritation of the skin
Bath salts use to relieve inflammation and skin irritation caused by eczema, psoriasis, contact dermatitis and athlete’s foot. The National Eczema Association recommends adding a cup of table salt to the bath during an eczema outbreak to prevent bath burns. You can also use laxative salt or sea salt to treat skin irritation and inflammation.
Prepare bath salts to soothe itchy and irritated skin.
- Prepare a bath with 1 cup of epsom salt, sea salt, or full-strength table salt.
- Add the salt to warm running bath water and stir with your hands to dissolve all the granules.
- Soak in the bath for at least 20 minutes.
Tea tree oil has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties that make it effective in treating eczema and minor skin infections. The essential oil need to be dilute before use, but tea tree oil is available in several concentrations, some of which are already dilute. Adding 3 or 4 drops to a salt bath can bring additional relief from inflammation and irritation.
Dry or itchy skin
Bath salts can be use to soothe itchy, dry skin, especial itchy brought on by bug bites and poison ivy. For this purpose.
- Prepare a full bath with 1 to 2 cups of laxative salt and 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
- Add the salt to warm running water to dissolve it more quickly.
- Add olive oil and use your hands to stir the bath water to mix the salt and oil.
- Soak it for at least 12 minutes 2-3 times a week.
You can also add almond butter, oatmeal or milk powder to the bath salt to soothe and moisturize the skin.
Being a pioneer in bath salt manufacturing and distribution, Standardsalts upholds the belief that by providing our customers with the best service, we can make their lives better. As a result, we provide bath salts that are 100% pure, supplemented with 84 mineral traces, and extracted straight from the Khewra mines.