Often, bathing can become an effort to do. Bath salts provide therapeutic and rejuvenating benefits you can look forward to. Bath salts are a terrific treatment for softening the skin and restoring mobility. Even if you do not take a bath or shower, you can still use bath salts. The only thing that you need is water!

At SPA Luxetique we love bath salts, and we want you to love them too! Here are some creative ways to make sure you can enjoy luxurious bath salts even without a bathtub. 

What are bath salts, and what do they do in the tub?

Did you know that the transmission of chemicals across cell membranes is a straightforward way of transferring nutrients from the bathwater into your body. 

Bath salts increase the volume of salt in the water. When this happens, your body experiences a range of health benefits. 

Bath salts comes small crystals that you can dissolve in your bath. It works best in bathtubs, where you can sit relaxing as the salts diffuse into your skin. This treatment has several health advantages, such as increasing the diffusion of water into your skin cells.

Various types of bath salts contain different substances and have high mineral content. Popular products include:

  • Epsom Salt: a natural mineral with higher sulfate content than regular sea salt or table salt
  • Dead Sea Salts: high magnesium, sulfate, and potassium content

Many products come with fragrances created using essential oils.

What are bath salts good for?

Your body requires a lot of essential minerals to remain healthy. Bath salts contain natural minerals such as sulfate, magnesium, and potassium, among others.

Furthermore, they also help moisturize your skin and reduce your levels of stress and anxiety. These benefits occur by inducing the secretion of serotonin and dopamine. They also make bathing more pleasurable.

Another thing bath salts help with is inducing sleep. They do this by relaxing specific muscle groups and can relieve muscular pain from continuous stress. Plus, the beneficial relaxation helps neutralize body cramps. They are perfect to use on sore, tired muscles and the perfect bath solution after a work out!

They act as hydration boosters to smooth your skin and make it healthier. They even help detoxify your skin by allowing inducing healthier perspiration. Bath salts enhance hydration through the diffusion process. 

Better hydration has a slew of health advantages. The elimination of harmful chemicals enhances your health and immune system functionality. It increases the generation of T-cells and platelets in your blood, making you much healthier over time.

How to use bath salts?

There are a variety of ways in which you can use bath salts to your benefit. To help explain each one, we will break it down according to each use. 

As a shower steamer

You can use bath salts as shower steamers.

  • Take your favorite bath salt product and sprinkle some on the floor of the shower.
  • Turn on warm/hot running water to create skin-nourishing steam that enriches your body.

It's an incredibly soothing experience. It might not be as effective as a soak in the tub, but it does have its benefits, such as clearing your nasal passages through steam inhalation.

Detox bath

Another refreshing way to use bath salts is by having a detox bath. To do this:

  • Fill your bathtub to the desired level.
  • Pour your bath salts into the bathtub following the instructions on the container.¬†
  • Swirl with your hand so that all the salts dissolve.

After that, you can relax by submerging your body in the tub. Give your body time (we suggest 15-20 minutes) to detoxify or until the bath cools down. Voila, the perfect detox bath! You can also add a few drops of essential oils to add beneficial aromas!

Steam bath

A steam bath can do wonders for your body. For this, you will need a bucket of steaming water.

  • Add the right amount of bath salts into the bucket.
  • Swirl it with your hand to make sure all the salts dissolve.
  • Use the steaming water to wash your body.

Do this in an enclosed bathroom so that the steam stays for a while.

Foot Soak

A foot soak is incredibly relaxing, and all you need is a bowl and a foot scrubber.

  • Fill a large basin with water, and add the bath salts into it.
  • Add a few drops of essential oils such as lavender, rosemary, or peppermint.
  • Place your feet in the bowl and wait for 5 minutes.
  • Then scrub the wet skin of your foot, exfoliating any dead skin.

Soaking your feet helps soften and smoothen the skin on your feet and makes them look healthier. Foot soaks are a great way to treat yourself. They keep your feet healthy and are excellent relaxation therapy at the same time!

Hand Soak

A hand soak is the same as a foot soak but for your hands. When having a hand soak, avoid exfoliating your hands. Let your hands soak for a while, and then rub them until clean and smooth. Do this to treat your hands every once in a while, and remove calluses before moisturizing.

Bath for muscle pains

Try this way to treat muscle aches.

  • Fill a bathtub with steamy hot water.
  • Pour 2 cups of bath salts into the bath.
  • Add the salts and wait until dissolved.
  • Lay down and massage the sore muscles.

Relaxing the stressed muscles provides relief. Do this after sports or exercising to prevent muscle cramps. It can also help alleviate other pain, aches, and joint stiffness from arthritis.

Combine with essential oils

You can always add the salts to an essential oil in a small dish before mixing it into the bath. Doing so increases the benefits of the bath that you take. 

Try doing it consistently to increase the benefits. Mix the essential oils with the salts before you put the mixture in the bath. Do not add the salts and the oils separately.

Make a compress

Creating a soothing compress is easy! Pour some Epsom Salts into some water and stir them until dissolved. Soak a clean cloth in the mixture and then wring excess water out of the towel. Apply the compress on the affected area to soothe it.

Dry or itchy skin

Combine your bath salts with your preferred essential oil in a bowl (hint: try peppermint or lavender). You can also add a few drops of coconut oil or vitamin E oil. Coconut oil helps hydrate and is easy to absorb by the skin. After that, mix into a paste and use it as a body scrub to exfoliate dry or acne-prone skin. It enhances the absorption of essential minerals too.

Conclusion 

Bath salts replicate natural sea salt present in the ocean. They also provide many health advantages while making bathing a pleasurable experience by adding fragrance and colors. Our collection uses a variety of bath salts. Try them for yourself and see the health benefits.

Our new range of high-quality essential bath products ensures that you enjoy a relaxing and healthy bath every time you use Spa Luxetique's products. Now is the time to buy your essential bath salts and start feeling better.

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Frequently asked questions

1. Do you put bath salts in before or after?

We suggest pouring the salts into the bath and mixing them before you get in to relax. It is better to let the salts dissolve before you step in to allow them to mix thoroughly.

It soothes irritated skin and reduces inflammation, and allows your body to absorb the salts easily.

2. How long can you bathe in bath salts?

Generally, it is advisable for as long as the temperature of the water remains warm. Once the temperature starts to drop, you can get out. 15 to 20 minutes should be enough. Soaking for too long can damage your skin, so keep track of time.

3. Can bath salts be used on the face?

Yes, they are safe to use on your face. Take some salt and mix it with essential oils to make a paste. Then, apply the paste to your face while bathing. Finally, rinse off for a lasting glow.

4. Should you shower after using bath salts?

There is no need to take a shower after using bath salts or soaking in salt bathwater. If you do, avoid showering too long, as it diminishes the benefits of the salt bath.

5. Can we use bath salt as a scrub?

Yes, you can create a bath salt shower scrub using your favorite essential oil and, for example, Dead Sea salts or Epsom salts. Create a thick paste, and then you can take small amounts of it and scrub it in the places needed.

It helps to remove toxins, keeps your skin healthy, reduce inflammation, and won't cause skin irritation. A salt scrub is ideal for dry patches of skin or those suffering from irritation caused by eczema or psoriasis.

6. Can I use bath salts without a tub?

Yes, there are several alternative ways to use bath salts, such as foot baths, hand baths, scrubs, and compresses. The procedure for them is simple.

For taking a hand bath, prepare a small bowl of warm water. Mix it with Epsom salts or other bath salts and soak your hands in the bowl. You can use the same technique for a foot bath. You can do it with cold water too, but the salts dissolve faster in warm water.

7. Can you use bath salts when pregnant?

Generally speaking, there is no harm in using bath salts when pregnant. Of course, it is not advised to take hot or warm baths while pregnant, so it is important to speak to your doctor before using bath salts. They do have a lot of therapeutic benefits.

The salts help in relieving pain and increase vitality. The happier the mother is in the state of pregnancy, the healthier the child is. Regular and supervised baths in the later stages of pregnancy can help relieve a lot of stress with a physician’s approval first.

8. What is the difference between Dead Sea bath salts, Epsom salts, Himalayan sea salt?

Dead Sea salts come from the Dead Sea, located on the border between Israel and Jordan. Epsom salt is made by heating magnesium sulfate to high temperatures, while Himalayan sea salt comes from mountainous areas of Pakistan.

One thing that makes Himalayan sea salt different from other salts is that its minerals are 95% identical to those found in human blood plasma, so it's considered good for detoxifying mineral deficiencies.

February 18, 2022 — Audrey C