As the nights get colder and longer, nothing is quite as comforting as a warm relaxing bath. A simple self care ritual that dates back to ancient times, different cultures across the globe have used the humble bath to treat a multitude of ailments. A warm bath can instantly soothe your senses, relax sore & tired muscles and boost blood circulation. But have you considered how you can target particular concerns by adding a ‘healing substance’ to your bath?Essential oils
A simple and effective way to enhance the medicinal value of your bath is by adding essential oils. Good quality oils are now readily available on the high street from reputable health stores and even online specialists. Each oil has its own healing profile, so with proper research and advice, you can target very specific conditions with the right blend of oils.
The healing nature of a salt bath are well known thanks to the recent fascination with natural cures and remedies. Dating back 1000s of years, bathing in salt was favoured because of its numerous cosmetic and medicinal properties. Cleopatra, herself, was known to bathe in the mineral rich waters of the Dead Sea. Historically, salt water has been used to treat everything from sore, tired muscles to skin irritation such as psoriasis and eczema. This ancient bath remedy has stood the test of time, as modern science now confirms the health benefits of having a salt bath.
From all of the salts baths options available, many argue that Himalayan salt baths reign supreme. Rich in 84 natural minerals these pink salts not only relieve tired and sore muscles, but they also help to detoxify the body by drawing out harmful toxins from the skin.
SOAPNSKIN SKIN SOAKS
We've taken away the hassle and stress in researching your own perfect blends and have combined the therapeutic properties of essential oils with the healing properties of Himalayan and Epsom salts in our Skin Soak Collection of Bath Salts.
Choose from three perfected blends which optimise the benefits of salts and essential oils, which have been formulated with particular factors in mind.
LAVENDER & LIME SKIN SOAK
Calming and relaxing lavender essential oil paired with uplifting and energising lime oil culminates in this zesty and contemporary twist on an all time classic.
These combination of essential oils are blended with calendula, sweet almond, vitamin e and rosehip oils to nourish, moisturise and cleanse the skin - add to this, mineral rich Epsom Salts and you have a winning formula.
A beautifully rounded skin soak that will turn your regular bath into a healing and rejuvenating one.
Not only does it smell gorgeous and invigorating but it packs a power punch on uplifting your mood, relieving anxiety and stress and soothing tired muscles.
The soothing and anti-inflammatory properties of lavender and calendula, work in harmony with the astringent properties of lime to help purify and tone.
Lavender has been used for over 2000 years to soothe and relax nerves, instantly helping you feel calm and collected, while also promoting a good night’s sleep. Pairing this bespoke blend of oils with Epsom Salts makes this option perfect for sore or tired muscles post gym workouts, bruises & sprains and can even help treat insomnia.
Most people who have very dry, flaky skin will avoid bathing simply because of the drying affect baths can have on skin. But the high mineral content of Himalayan salt actually helps to create a protective barrier for the skin, thus allowing your skin to hold onto hydration instead of lose it. If you take into account salt’s natural antibacterial, antiseptic & anti-inflammatory properties, you'll see why it's a particularly good option for those who suffer from skin infections such as psoriasis and eczema.
Our bespoke Rose and Sandalwood essential oil blend is infused in mineral rich Himalayan bath salts, culminating in a deeply nourishing bath soak which exudes an elegant, yet subtle aroma. Himalayan salt crystals help to aid detoxification and maintains your skin's natural barrier whilst rose and sandalwood essential oils hydrate and repair the skin. The addition of neem oil is this particular blend encourages collagen production, reduces scarring and help to hydrate dry skin. This blend is our top pick for those who suffer from skin conditions.
This multi award winning blends pairs mineral rich Himalayan salt with the restorative and rejuvenating properties of neroli and patchouli essential oils. The addition Jojoba oil helps to lend a skin balancing aspect to the blend. A heady & sensual bouquet to uplift mind, body & soul
Top tips for creating a salt bath at home
- As tempting as it may be to have a hot bath, your salt bath should in fact be warm, ideally body temperature (37 degrees Celsius).
- 20-30 minutes bathing time is more than enough to reap the benefits of a salt bath.
- You don’t need to shower afterwards, simply dry off with a towel.
- It is important that you REST for at least 30 minutes after your salt bath.
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