If you’re a bath person, then you’ve probably come across a bath soak. But what are bath soaks?
Bath salts are a way to mimic the feeling of a mineral bath in a hot spring, but in your own home. You run your hot bath water, add in your salts, and sit back and relax. They basically enhance your bath time experience and aid in helping you achieve the ultimate in relaxation. Soaking in a salt bath may even promote better sleep.
Pretty freaking awesome, right?
For the most part, salt baths are considered safe, but you should def to check with a medical professional if you have certain medical issues, particularly where low blood pressure is concerned. But for anyone who is otherwise healthy, a bath salt might be the perfect addition for your self-care routine so that you can take care of you.
How to Use Bath Soaks
A lot of bath salts are made with Epsom salt, including CaLoveCo’s organic bath soaks. Traditionally, an Epsom salt foot bath has been used to relieve sore feet. But it has also been used to relax sore muscles and relieve stress and tension. Well, the jury is still deciding whether these effects are real, according to an article from Healthline.
It might well be that taking a hot bath by itself is enough to induce those feelings of health, well-being, and relaxation. But the studies don’t refute it either. And since a bath salt containing Epsom salt is generally considered safe for most people, why not take that relaxing plunge? Especially if you love lavender bath salts or another bath salt scented your favorite fragrance?
Another option for bath salts is a Dead Sea Salt bath.
Dead Sea salt is pretty cool in that it was used in Ancient Egypt in different body products, skin creams, and soaps. I stand by the statement that our ancestors knew more than some modern chemists give them credit for. Dead Sea salt is the highest quality salt available for therapeutic use, including relaxation, easing sore muscles, providing relief for certain skin conditions, and relieving stress.
In all, there are lots of things a bath salt can do.
- They can enhance the feeling of luxury when you take a hot bath in your home.
- They can be good for certain skin conditions
- They make an excellent exfoliant.
In fact, some researchers say that a salt scrub can exfoliate dead skin cells and allow skin cells to regenerate.
So it seems line bath salts are all good for the body, or at least not harmful. And if they leave you feeling and smelling great, why not indulge.
If you’re looking for a bath salt to add to your self-care routine or to give as a gift for a loved one who could use a little self-care, check out CaLoveCo.’s line of handmade bath salts made with organic ingredients. Just don’t fall asleep in the bath…they’re that good.