13 Oct From a boring bath to a lifetime experience!
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE BENEFITS OF BATH SALTS, MILK BATHS, AND FRENCH CLAYS
There is nothing more comforting than having a bath after a long day. We all know this feeling when all of our worries dissolve in the warm water and make us feel like brand new human beings. There is no surprise that baths are considered to be therapeutic. They tend to warm us from the inside. That means that they can reduce stress, anxiety and change our state of mind. But there is more to the benefits of a bath than just mental health. In this post, you will learn how to take me time to a higher level using bath salts and other bath essentials.
What are bath salts?
Salt is one of the most important ingredients in the kitchen. But did you know that you can use the benefits of its minerals also in the bath?
Every type of salt is made of sodium and chlorine. These elements are essential for our body because they help the brain and nerves to send signals to the rest of the body.
TYPES OF BATH SALTS
You probably know most of these salts. But it may have never occurred to you that we can use them in many other ways.
The names of bath salts represent where the salt was harvested. Not only the place of their origin is different but also the mineral ratios. That is why it is important to know the common types of bath salts and their benefits. We are here to help you
Himalayan bath salts
This naturally pink salt is found in the ground under the Himalayans, mostly in Pakistan. It is completely natural and free from any kind of pollutants.
Benefits of Himalayan Bath Salts:
- Balance the pH of the skin
- Cure insect bites
- Improve blood pressure
- Help relax muscles
- Treat acne and eczema
How to use them?
- Take a shower
- Fill the tub with warm water
- Follow the instructions on the package and let the Himalayan Bath Salt dissolve.
- Lay in the bath for 20 minutes, and then rinse off.
Keep a glass of water near you since the bath salts may be dehydrating.
Don’t forget to moisturize your body after!
Seal Salt is the most common salt used for baths as there are many kinds and colors. For example Hawaiian red bath salts or Brittany bath salts. Their color is natural and depends on the area where they are harvested. The salt is obtained from the evaporation of seawater and contains potassium, zinc, and iron.
Benefits of Sea Salt bath:
- Reliefs stiffness in joints
- Stimulates circulation
- Eliminates toxins
- Soothes muscle cramps
- Improves skin barrier function
How to use it?
- Fill the bath with water and add ¼ cup.
- Soak in the water for 20 minutes and then dry off.
The water should be 2 degrees warmer than your body temperature.
And don’t forget to moisturize the skin after the bath!
(H3 subtitle) Epsom bath salts
Epsom salt is not really a salt but a crystallized mineral. It is found in Epsom, England where this mineral is crystallized by high concentration magnesium. The body easily absorbs magnesium which can help with heart diseases, digestive disorders, and osteoporosis. Thanks to its detoxifying effect, Epsom bath salts are usually used for a Detox Bath.
Benefits of Epsom bath salts:
- Relieve stress
- Help with fatigue
- Stimulate weight loss
- Relax muscles
- Support nervous system
- Remove toxins
- Draw out splinters
- Cure insomnia
How to use it?
- Fill the bath with warm water and use 2 cups of Epsom salt.
- Lay in the water for 12-20 minutes.
- Do not rinse. Just dry off.
Take this Epsom salt detox bath after a very active day or after your workout to give the body everything it needs for recovery.
To help the salt dissolve, put it in the running water and stir.
Food without salt is just…not it. Although it is eatable, you can’t enjoy the pleasure to the fullest. The same is when taking a bath. If you’ve never tried adding bath salts you are missing out!
Adding milk to your bath is another way how you can turn a boring bath into an exciting experience with many health benefits.
It is not just a trend of today’s society. The history of milk baths dates back to Cleopatra. The Egyptian Queen knew that milk improves her skin’s texture and overall look. The knowledge of the benefits of the milk bath survived many centuries. Even Napoleon’s younger sister made a hole in the ceiling, so her servants could pour the milk straight into her bath. So are milk baths the secret to a forever young-looking skin?
BENEFITS OF MILK BATHS:
- Calm sunburn – thanks to vitamin A and D present in milk
- Prevent wrinkles
- Exfoliates skin – lactic acid in milk acts as a soft exfoliator and smoothens the skin
- Moisturizes skin and cures dry skin – thanks to fat, proteins, minerals, vitamins, lactic acid
- Improve inflammatory skin conditions
WHAT TYPE OF MILK TO USE?
Coconut milk is rich in fatty acids that hydrate and benefit your skin. It can also cure itchy skin and skin inflammation.
Coconut milk is made of coconut milk, coconut water, fruit, and coconut milk. Thanks to these natural components, coconut milk is suitable for vegans that want to experience the benefits of milk baths and have glowing skin.
To spice up the white color, you can add other ingredients like honey, essential oils, lime juice, vanilla, or lavender. It is also popular to put rose petals in your bath since it makes your bath instagramable.
Goat milk is probably the best type of milk that you can use. It contains more fat and 47% more vitamins than cow’s milk, but it is still accessible.
Its benefits include killing bacteria that cause acne and also prevents eczema, rosacea, and psoriasis.
But you can use any kind of milk that you have at home. Cow milk, buttermilk, soy milk, rice milk, oat milk. That is what makes a milk bath suitable for anyone that wants to treat their skin without spending lots of money.
FRENCH PINK CLAY
To perfect your at-home spa day you can use french pink clay to make a face mask or body scrub. This form of clay, called Kaolin, has its natural color thanks to its area of harvesting. The beautiful South of France.
French Pink Clay containes calcite, iron, montmorillonite and illite. All of these minerals have the ability to cleanse the skin without irritating it.
The presence of calcite fuels the soul and body with good energy and gives the French Pink Clay a luxurious feeling.
FRENCH GREEN CLAY
French green clay is another type of clay that contains lots of minerals beneficial for our health. We can find zinc, dolomite, magnesium, selenium, manganese, and many more. I mean, we would be here all night if we were to describe every component and its benefits for our body.
French green clay gets the color from the combination of algae, chlorophyll, and iron oxides.
It can be either digested or used on the skin. Because of its composition, the French green clay is the missing essential in your skincare.
From cleansing the pores to healing the blemishes. This clay is a lifesaver!