Salt Bath Health Benefits

When was the last time you took a salt bath or even a simple hop in the tub? And this doesn’t include dropping your feet in the bath to wash your child. I love curling up in a small pool of water with effervescent bubbles. I know the warm and calm is relaxing, but didn’t realize adding salts was a legitimate wellness aid. Using two cups of mineral Epsom Salt has been shown to reduce arthritic pain, decrease stiffness in joints as well as soothe bruises and sprains. It can also be used to draw out splinters, remove stings of insect bites and deep clean pores. A salt bath (filled with a few cups of Epsom Salt) can also help improve absorption of nutrients, oxygen use and formation of brain tissue. Some doctors also recommend it to prevent migraine headaches.

A Himalayan sea salt bath has health benefits, as well. Soaking in a Himalayan salt crystal bath (the pink salt) can help boost energy. This energy or frequency coming from the minerals in the salt bath can increase metabolism and trigger self-healing (immunity boosting) powers.

Experts claim that a bathing detox routine should last 40 minutes, half the time to remove the toxins and the other half to let the minerals absorb in the body. If you love bubbles, try Aura Cacia Bubble Bath Relaxing Lavender. For more information on how to create your own little zen-pool, check out wellness guru Kris Carr’s detoxifying salt bath recipe. We’ve also created a few simple and natural salt and sugar scrub recipes that work wonders for a relaxing bath.

So, draw yourself a bath this weekend. Enjoy a little peace and quiet with or without wine and good music.

Do you ever bathe and if so, what is your ritual?

Simple Tools for Salt Bath Time

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  1. I just recently started taking detox baths – amazing! Love your new look site too!

    • Caryn Sullivan

      Thanks Kristen. I love taking baths with a glass of wine…I just have to be careful not to get too cozy and fall asleep. :)

  2. I have a question about adding salt if I already add colloidal silver. It is not much, and I can’t imagine it being hazardous in any way, but perhaps it is redundant?

    To answer your question regarding bath habits I try to take a bath each day. Not for long, and in a small bathtub. It is a new habit though but I like it. Maybe it’s because it reminds me of my (ex) girlfriend, but I know it’s healthy and costs virtually nothing even with a few squirts of silver to add well….wellness I suppose.

    Regardless I’ll try with salt if I can find something close to where I live (in Sweden) or wait for a few days (weeks) if I need to order it online.

    Billigt Gursten recently posted…Billiga elcyklar

    • Hi Billigt. Thanks for sharing. I would not do them together – at least ask a doctor. All of our bodies are different, so they react differently. I know colloidal silver is known to be a natural immunity booster and has other healing properties. I’m not an expert in it, so can’t speak to it. Because detoxing mechanisms can detox medicines, too…and change the absorption of minerals, I would speak to someone before combining the two. I totally agree with the beauty of baths, though. They are like cheap spa visits at home. Good luck. Happy weekend.

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