Natural salts carry many health benefits, and with regular use you’ll begin to feel the difference in your skin, body and mood.
Natural salts contain high levels of minerals and nutrients, which are released when mixed with warm water; this solution is often referred to as “sole” or “brine water”. Some of these minerals include magnesium, potassium, calcium, bromide and sodium. These minerals are easily absorbed by the skin, and are known to cleanse and detoxify (purging impurities, dirt and pollutants from your pores), leaving the skin smoother, softer, and cleaner. Natural salts can also effectively help to reduce stress and calm the nerves, and are ideal for those who suffer from insomnia.
• Magnesium: helps to prevent and cure skin allergies as well as tighten the skin (cellulite). It also helps us fight stress and combat fatigue
• Potassium: helps to maintain moisture and water balance in the body.
• Calcium: keeps water retention in check, promotes healthy bones and can help stave off osteoporosis
• Bromide: has a soothing effect on tired, sore muscles and helps you to relax.
• Sodium: plays a significant role in managing the balance of lymphatic fluid in our bodies. It also provides mineral and water balance to the cells.
These minerals also help to eliminate toxins from the pores, so as a result these natural salts benefit not only our skin, but our entire bodies – from the inside out.
There are many types of natural salts; here at Soapy Skin, we only use the highest quality Himalayan, Dead Sea and Epsom salts in our bath soak products.
Himalayan Salt is considered to be one of the purest salts in the world, and contains upward of 84 minerals including calcium, iron, potassium, and magnesium. Himalayan Salt is known for its healing properties, and is an effective treatment for common skin conditions such as dry skin, psoriasis, and acne. The properties in the salt detoxify the body, which gives you more energy at the start of the day and alleviates the need for a caffeine fix; you are simply left with a feeling of well-being and health. Bathing with Himalayan Salt before retiring to bed can help to reduce stress and promote a better night’s sleep, this also has the added benefit of softer, smoother skin when you wake up in the morning.
Dead Sea Salt is harvested from the mineral-rich waters of the Dead Sea and contains calcium, potassium, zinc, iodine. Dead Sea Salt has been found to be an effective treatment for many skin conditions including rashes, psoriasis, eczema, acne, itchy skin and everyday problems such as overly dry or oily skin. In addition, Dead Sea Salt contains magnesium and bromide, which disinfect and cleanse your skin, working to make your skin less susceptible to allergies. When you bathe using Dead Sea Salt you’ll become relaxed from the inside out, as the warm water in combination with the powerful minerals increases your circulation which in turn can decreases your heart rate, ensuring a calm, chilled and peaceful experience.
Epsom Salt is made from magnesium sulphate, a naturally occurring mineral found in water, and is widely known for its healing, conditioning, and cosmetic benefits. Magnesium sulphate dissolves readily in warm water, is easily absorbed into the skin and is a powerful cleanser (working as a natural detoxifier, drawing out impurities). It is also an effective muscle relaxant and reduces tension all over the body – naturally. It can be used to help ease tired, stiff and aching muscles and is therefore excellent when used after sports and exercising.
Bath salts ‘the Soapy Skin way’
At Soapy Skin, we understand that natural salts are extremely beneficial to our bodies, and by adding extra ingredients such as essential oils we can make each of our bath soaks unique and special.
Each of our bath soaks has a specific blend of essential oils, which work hand-in-hand with the natural salts and will help to strengthen your state of mind. An aromatic scent will fill the air as you lie back and enjoy the experience. As a finishing touch, a selection of our bath soaks have been given additional ingredients such as calendula and rose petals to add an element of luxury to your bath.
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