The Anatomy of Salt Baths – Why They’re So Amazing

As I am sure you are aware, taking a salt bath is a great way to relax, recover sore muscles and help you sleep better. But what some of you may not know is the various benefits and options available to enhance the experience into something truly amazing. So let's look at the anatomy of a salt bath and see what’s involved in curating an amazing bath!

 

The Salts

 

There are a ton of therapeutic salts on the market and even more options once you start talking about blends. Some of the most notable are 

 

Epsom Salt - Unless you have been living under a rock, I’m sure you have heard of epsom salt and its many benefits. Also known as magnesium sulfate, it comes in various grain sizes and adequate magnesium levels are essential for sleep and stress management, likely because this mineral helps your brain produce neurotransmitters that induce sleep and reduce stress.

 

Himalayan Pink Salt - This salt is made from rock crystals of salt that have been mined from areas close to the Himalayas, often in Pakistan. It gets its rosy hue from trace minerals in the salt, like magnesium, potassium and calcium. This powerful ionic salt solution (which helps to extract the toxins out of your skin and tissues)  leaves you feeling refreshed and nourished. 

 

Dead Sea Salt - Dead Sea Salts have become famous for their many natural therapeutic ways to treat and care for your body, due to their unique composition of minerals. Dead Sea Salts are harvested from the southern Dead Sea in Israel, where mineral content is at its highest. It’s unique mineral composition gives this salt therapeutic qualities for skin care. While most sea salts are primarily Sodium Chloride; Dead Sea Salt is composed of 21 beneficial minerals including: Magnesium, Potassium, Calcium, Bromide and Sulfur.

 

French Grey Salt (Sel gris) - Though the first three salts are used most in baths, French Grey Salt is an amazing addition to any soaking session. Formed as the sea water flows into the Guérande Marshes, in France, during high tides.This particular sea salt is hand-harvested using time honored methods without refining, oven drying or using chemical additives. Known for replenishing electrolytes, improving circulation and carrying 82 trace minerals, Sel Gris is a staple in all Unplugged Essentials Detox Soaks!

 

Black Lava Salt - Black Lava Salt is generally harvested  from the Pacific Ocean using traditional methods of solar evaporation to collect the salt and its natural trace minerals. We can see why this salt is gaining a ton of attention as of late. Coupled with activated charcoal, it is an excellent cleanser for skin and the activated charcoal removes impurities and toxins from your pores. This helps reduce acne and leaves your skin rejuvenated.

 

Essential Oils

 

Now you can totally enjoy a relaxing bath utilizing one or more of the salts mentioned earlier, but if you want to take your salt bath to the next level, make sure it incorporates some essential oils. There’s tons of information on the 90 plus essential oils available (not including blends) but the rule of thumb is pay attention to the source. Organic and sustainably sourced is the way to go on this and a little research on your end can go a long way to crafting your dream oasis bath. If you are not one for research and need your spa day STAT, check out our unique essential oil blends designed to help facilitate a restful night's sleep, recover those sore muscles and de-stress from those long days and exhausting workouts.

 

Turn Your Salt Bath Up To Level 10 By Incorporating Some CBD

 

Similar to essential oils, all CBD is not created equal. How it is sourced is just as important as how it is used in the bath. The vast majority of companies out there now do a great job of sourcing high quality hemp/cbd but fall short on how they implement this bath soak game changer. 

 

Remember the saying “Oil and water don’t mix”? Well this is also true with your bath. Essential oils aside, getting the maximum benefit of adding CBD into your bath requires something other than using your favorite CBD oil or tincture. Here at Unplugged Essentials, we are one of the few (if not only) companies that incorporate a water soluble hemp/cbd extract to ensure complete distribution throughout the water as well as maximum absorption within the body. 

 

There are many variations of salt baths out there on the market today and we can see why…. They are great for various ailments, recovering from your workout, detoxifying your skin, helping you sleep better and truly relaxing. At their core, they all share a similar anatomy but can vary wildly from bath bombs and salt blends to essential oils and CBD. Whatever option you choose, in times like these we could all use a spa day at home… and that is what makes salt baths AMAZINNNGGGG!

 

Have any favorite recipes, products or essential oils to soak with? Let us know below!

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