We all enjoy a good soak in the tub from time to time and adding bath salts can make it even more enjoyable. But should we be taking baths more often? Well, tub-lovers, we have good news for you! There are several benefits of taking a hot soak and even more if you add in bath salts!
Humans have been taking baths for centuries and many cultures believe them to have medicinal value. From Japanese onsen (traditional bathing in hot springs), to Roman bath houses and even baptisms, bath-time can be very important to your health. So why not treat yourself? Although baths alone hold a lot of benefits such as relaxing muscles, reducing blood pressure and improving your mood, adding bath salts can add even more amazing benefits.
,The main ingredient in any bath salt is of course the salt! Scientifically, it's named "sodium chloride" but is better known as table salt. This chemical compound has a multitude of uses, benefits and varieties. The salt you sprinkled on your dinner last night is processed to ensure it's clean and safe for consumption, while natural bath salts remain raw to keep the mineral content intact and maximize health benefits. At the Secret Garden, we have two types of bath salts available: Pink Himalayan and Black Dead Sea. Both have unique compositions and health benefits that we love to provide for our customers! Benefits include: aiding water balance of skin, stabilizing pH of blood and cleansing and degreasing skin by removing dead skin cells and excess oil without stripping the skin of its natural, hydrating oil.
This salt is widely known for its attractive color and variety of holistic health benefits due to its high concentration of minerals. Pink Himalayan Salt can only be found thousands of feet under the Himalayan Mountains in the remains of salt fields created from ancient oceans millions of years ago. The salt was encased in lava and ice and therefore untouched for centuries. Today, it is considered to be some of the cleanest and purest salt available and is used worldwide. Unlike commercial salts, this salt is unbleached, unrefined and unprocessed. The pink, sometimes orange, color is naturally created by the combination of trace minerals (listed below) found in this particular variety of salt. No dyes or unnatural additives are added to our bath salts.
Although not as colorful as Pink Himalayan Bath Salt, Black Dead Sea Bath Salts hold many sought-after health benefits. As a natural way to treat many skin problems, these silky salts are infused with Binchotan White Charcoal. This special kind of charcoal is traditionally made from Japanese oak branches burned at a high temperature with little oxygen for a long period of time. The salt itself is gathered exclusively from the Dead Sea which is situated in the Middle East, between Israel and Jordan. This unique body of water is 9.6 times saltier than the ocean and contains one of the highest concentrations of salt and other minerals on Earth. Dead Sea Salt is recommended to treat acne, psoriasis, eczema and even arthritis. Combining this with the Binchotan White Charcoal, creates the ultimate detoxifying blend.
So next time you're feeling the need for some whole-body pampering, take the time to treat yourself to a salty, mineral-packed bath. You deserve it! Overall, if you're looking for general skin rejuvenation, we'd recommend our Lavender Pink Himalayan Bath Salt. If you want to detox and reduce inflammation, we think you should give our Lavender & Black Dead Sea Bath Salts a try. And we encourage you to dive deeper and do your own research to find what works best for you! Happy soaking!
-Katie & Eileen Brys