Soothing warm baths are one of life’s little pleasures. They help melt away the day’s worries and pressures, allowing you to switch off your mind and enjoy some peace. They’re also the perfect excuse to enjoy a cup of herbal tea or a glass of wine, or even take the time to finish off that novel you started months ago!
Research backs up the stress relieving effects of bathing.
There are huge benefits to stillness in the moment when bathing – it encourages profound relaxation, resets your physiology, regulates some stress hormones, helps with concentration and reduces tension.
Because Himalayan pink salt is so mineral rich, soaking in a solution of salt and water helps to instill the skin and body with minerals. In a process known as dermal absorption, the skin soaks up minerals from the water – sometimes even better than if we consumed the same minerals!
Containing numerous minerals that are important for our health – including calcium, copper, iodine, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, sodium and zinc – Himalayan pink salt is one of the best things to soak in.
When we bathe in a Himalayan pink salt solution, we help to pull some of these toxins out of our skin.
Ease Your Aches & Pains
Those who suffer with painful arthritis, sore or pulled muscles, stiff joints or a variety of other aches and pains will benefit enormously from a Himalayan pink salt water bath.
Regular bathing in this can help reduce the inflammation, and therefore the pain, associated with arthritis and similar conditions. It's also been discovered that soaking in salt baths gave those with muscle pain both relief and greater mobility – something to keep in mind the next time you do one squat too many!
And unlike conventional drugs for these ailments, there are no unpleasant side-effects!
If you’re one who suffer from occasional or long-term sleep problems, you should give Himalayan pink salt baths a go.
Because of their proven stress relieving and inflammation fighting abilities, a salt bath can help you relax and wind-down before bedtime.
Another reason to take a bath before bed. Is because your body temperature naturally drops at night – beginning two hours before sleep – a soak in a hot bath causes body temperature to rise. This leads to a rapid cool-down period immediately afterwards which serves to relax you and prepare your body for sleep.
Deep Clean Your Skin
The mineral content of a Himalayan salt bath can help maintain the protective barrier of the skin, while allowing it to hold in hydration. This is especially good news for those who avoid baths due to flaky or tight skin!
If so, a warm salt bath could be just what you need. It will cause your arteries and veins to expand, which gives more space for blood to flow.
It’s also a useful trick for those who want to get rid of their cellulite – another problem which is caused by poor blood circulation.
While Epsom salt baths seem to get all the credit for helping combat water retention and stop bloating, Himalayan pink salt baths are just as effective by drawing water along with toxins out of your body and we have both in every jar of relaxation goodness.
Rock salt, Epsom salt, Himalayan Salt, Glycerine, Essential Oils, & Natrasorb. (Note flowers have been removed from this recipe due to feedback :))