I remember the first time I ever got a pack of bath salts; I had a bit of sun damage and gotten advice from someone to get a particular skin brightening shower gel.
After explaining to a beauty expert and supplier what I wanted and why she quickly dissuaded me especially since she already knew I’m pretty big on holistic approaches to living.
She then encouraged me to get a pack of bath salts instead and use as a body scrub as well, and well it’s safe to say I still haven’t broken my holistic streak, and after speaking with her more, and of course trying out more tips to use bath salts, I’ve figured seven different ways that I’ll be sharing with you to use bath salts.
Bath salts are made from magnesium sulphate (Epsom salt) or sea salt, are easily dissolved in warm bath water and used for everything from stress relief to aches and pains to soothing skin issues using the following methods.
AS A FACE & BODY SCRUB
It only makes sense I begin with the first thing that made me fall in love with bath salts.
As directed by the beautician I met, I created a paste with honey because of its anti-bacterial properties and the salt crystals and rubbed across my skin at least once every week to get rid dead cells, someone people also believe adding a few drops of lemon juice to the paste would help brighten the skin.
IN AN ITCH BALM
A more recent and very helpful discovery, because this also helps ease the itch from bug bites, and in the next point talk more on how it helps ease swelling, but as for itchy, Epsom salt sparsely in a palm of olive oil helps ease of itching.
TO EASE INFLAMMATION
The National Eczema Association recommends adding a cup of Epsom salt to your bath during a flare-up to help prevent stinging when bathing, which is also a great way of treating skin irritation and inflammation.
Our feet are usually prone to funk, especially when we spend all day in closed-toe shoes, which is one of the reasons to do an occasional foot soak and scrub to get rid of dead skin and calluses.
Use of Epsom salt in foot soak is believed to not only help neutralize odours but relieve pain from gout, inflammation and treat toenail fungus.
Quite often the base of any detox bath is Bath salts, however, this is usually done in a spa, so if you decide to go the DIY route, a verified detoxifying combination is simply bath salt dissolved in warm water and the addition of aromatic essential oils for their relaxation properties.
FOR MUSCLE ACHE RELIEF
Using bath salts in warm bath water diluted with a few drops of dilute essential oils help ease muscle pain.
A mixture of essential oils combined with bath salts in steamy water is a quick way to get the benefits of Epsom salt and other essential oils. I suggest using oils such as Ylang Ylang, lavender or lemongrass, and in cases of dealing with congested sinuses using eucalyptus.
I’m pretty sure there is more to be unravelled in the benefits and uses of bath salts, now is the perfect time to get an Abela aromatherapy bath salt available on our online store.
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