Scrub and Exfoliation
All hand made by us, there is the relaxing Bliss bath salts to add to your bath, the uplifting Sole Peppermint Foot Soak great for foot baths or exfoliation, and our nourishing Walnut, lime and tangerine exfoliation. All orders over $65 receive free postage.
Relaxation Bath Salts – Light a candle and relax in the bath with these aromatherapy bath salts. Jasmine, Orange Blossom, Lavender and Sandalwood. Large 500 ml jar. $15
Ripple Sole Foot Soak – Exfoliates and revitalises your skin, perfect for a warm foot bath. Scented with peppermint, mandarin and lime and using all natural Australian Water Washed Sea Salts. Large 500 ml jar. $15
Walnut, Lime and Tangerine Exfoliating Scrub – Lush blend of essential oils and walnut granules to smooth and polish your skin. 500 ml – $15
Bath Salt Tips
The earliest known use of bath salts in history was in Ancient China around 2700 years BC. Hippocrates also encouraged the use of bath salts among his fellows to aid the healing of various ailments. You may be wondering what bath salts actually are, and why they have been used for so many thousands of years throughout history…
Bath salts are small, pulverized minerals which are added to and dissolved in bathing water. They are called bath salts because their appearance is similar to that of common salt crystals. Throughout history, bath salts have continued to make an appearance due to the many benefits their mineral composition has for our internal and external health. There are three main things to know about bath salts, including their benefits, how to choose the right ones for you, and of course, how to make them.
- The Benefits of Bath Salts
Bath salts have been said to enhance the enjoyment of baths, aid cleaning and fulfil cosmetic purposes. All of this is true. Bath salts do in fact improve cleaning. They also have many other health and cosmetic benefits.
Firstly, bath salts make your skin soft, smooth and supple. Due to the mineral and nutrient makeup of bath salts, they have so many awesome benefits for your skin.
There are many different types of bath salts available, each of which has different minerals inside. This means that different types of bath salts do have different effects, however it is many of the common ingredients that have these nourishing properties for your skin. Magnesium, calcium, potassium, sodium and bromide are all common ingredients; with the aid of warm water they are all easily absorbed by the skins pores. Here, they detoxify, cleanse and purify on a molecular level, drawing out dirt, oil and other impurities.
This actually improves the texture, tone and overall radiance of the skin. Potassium in particular balances moisture levels in the skin, plumping it and making it look younger. The minerals found in bath salts can also treat skin conditions and can improve skin irritations like rashes and bites.
Many of the common ingredients also have benefits for your internal health. Calcium, as it is well known for, buildings stronger bones and fights conditions like osteoporosis. Bromide helps to soothe sore, tired muscles. Sodium balances lymphatic fluids, and finally, magnesium can combat stress and fatigue.
Bath salts also commonly have essential oils in them. This means that in addition to minerals, the
essential oils play a vital role in keeping the skin and body healthy. Similarly, depending on which essential oils are used, there will be different benefits and effects. Citrus essential oils in particular wake you up and provide your body with energy. Lavender or chamomile essential oils on the other hand relax you or help you sleep. All essential oils have their own unique effects, so you can either look them up or read our blogs on essential oils to find out their benefits.
Finally, bath salts really do enhance the enjoyment of baths. They make you and your bath smell great and turn your bath a pretty colour. Basically they make any bath more fun, relaxing and special. They are an affordable way to indulge and pamper yourself, a friend or loved one.
- How to Pick Bath Salts
With so many different bath salts available on the market, it is hard to know which ones to buy.
Basically though, when choosing bath salts, pick ones that are crystalline rather than lumpy. These ones are more likely to be made from natural ingredients.
You also need to consider whom you are buying them for; which benefits will suit their needs and what are their favourite colours and scents. Generally, cool coloured salts are soothing because they contain ingredients like lavender. In contrast, the warm coloured (orange and yellow) salts are energising because they often have more citrus essential oils.
- How to Make Your Own Bath Salts
Some people like to ensure that the bath salts they use are made entirely of organic ingredients. Other people want to really maximise the benefits they get from bath salts by being able to specifically choose what minerals and oils to add. For these reasons, among many more, lots of people like to make their own bath salts. If you like getting creative or just want to try something new, here is a simple recipe for your very own bath salts.
Step 1: Combine 6 parts coarse sea salt, 3 parts epsom salts, and 1 part baking soda in a large
Step 2: Add a few drops of your favourite essential oils and combine (if you’re not sure which essential oils pair well together, there are some great websites about essential oil families).
Step 3: Add a few drops of your favourite coloured food dye. Keep adding drops slowly until you get the desired shade.
Step 4: Be sure to house the salts somewhere dry.
This recipe is very easy, and as you have read you have plenty of freedom to choose ingredients that best suit your needs. The salts used in this recipe are great for soothing tired muscles. They also reduce inflammation. The baking soda is wonderful for alleviating skin irritations. You will then have the added benefits of anything else you desire to add.
Bath salts are incredible, due to the many benefits that they have for your skin and body. There are both many available on the market to buy or many recipes available to guide you making your own. No matter which you prefer, bath salts will be sure to enhance your bathing experience.