Embrace the Magic of Salt Baths

Embrace the Magic of Salt Baths

A Journey of Healing Through Salt Baths

In the year 2015, I faced one of the most challenging periods of my life. I woke up one fateful morning unable to feel my legs, accompanied by excruciating back pain. Fast forward nine years, and I've undergone two back surgeries to regain my mobility. While the surgeries did help, my battle with back pain persisted, and I grappled with the persistent weakness and heaviness in my legs, particularly after busy days. To add to the mix, I often found myself dealing with unbearable swelling in my hands, feet, and legs.

A picture of me walking with a walker away from the camera with my back device on after my last back surgery.

I explored various solutions, including diuretics, to tackle the swelling, only to realize that it wasn't merely water retention. It seemed that certain areas near my joints were obstructed, causing the discomfort. I discovered that regular massages helped alleviate these symptoms, and cutting back on my bread consumption brought significant relief. However, one discovery proved to be a true game-changer in my journey of healing: salt baths, especially at night before heading to bed.

The magic of salt baths lies in their ability to draw out impurities from the body and reduce swelling more effectively than any medication I've encountered. Here's my ritual: after a refreshing shower, I prepare a bath and add my favorite bath salt to the water. As I soak, I can feel the salt working its wonders, soothing my aching legs and back, while simultaneously reducing the swelling in my hands and feet.

Life can get hectic, and it's not always possible to indulge in this ritual every night. However, I wholeheartedly recommend incorporating it into your weekly routine, perhaps on a Sunday night to prepare your body for the upcoming workweek or on a Friday night to recover from the week's demands. I'm confident that you'll experience a significant difference, and your body will thank you for this act of self-care. The journey of healing may have its challenges, but through simple practices like salt baths, we can find relief and discover the path to a brighter, more comfortable future.

Deciding to add a new holistic healthcare routine often leads to a multitude of questions before you even begin, and when it comes to bath salts, it's no different. In this blog, we'll delve into the world of various salts and uncover the remarkable benefits they have to offer.

Table Salt: The Unsung Hero

A picture of a wooden square bowl filled with table salt. it  has a wooden scooper in it and there are some leave surrounding the outside of the bowl

Table salt. This everyday seasoning isn't confined to your kitchen; it has a place in your self-care regimen too. Its fine grains effortlessly dissolve, making it an excellent choice for a quick bath. The secret magic of table salt lies in its ability to cleanse and exfoliate your skin gently. It's akin to pressing a reset button for your body, helping you shed stress and reveal your inner radiance.

Many of you might be wondering, "Is it safe, especially if I have high blood pressure?" Well, the truth is, virtually any type of salt can be used to make bath salts. While table salt might not be the most glamorous choice, it remains a favorite among bath salt enthusiasts who appreciate its affordability and accessibility as an alternative to the more exotic, albeit pricier, Himalayan salt. Plus, table salt comes in various grain sizes, offering you greater flexibility when crafting your personalized bath salt blend.

As far as the blood pressure concern goes; Soaking in a bathtub of salt can be a pleasant way to relax. Done on a regular basis, both habits may also help prevent heart attacks and strokes, according to several studies. It has been said

"The high temperatures in a warm tub or sauna cause your blood vessels to dilate, which lowers blood pressure,"

Epsom Salt: The Relaxation Elixir

Picture of a wooden spoon with epsom salt and a few herbs, there are little sprigs of lavender next to it.

Let's review the next best and most popular option, Epsom salt, the elixir of relaxation. Unlike table salt, Epsom salt is magnesium sulfate, and it's a game-changer when it comes to unwinding. Pouring a generous scoop into your bath is like bestowing a big, warm hug upon your muscles. It soothes aching bodies, eases tension, and nurtures a profound sense of calm like no other. So, whether you've weathered a taxing day or simply crave some self-pampering, Epsom salt stands as your steadfast ally. The amount of magnesium this salt holds is an important essential mineral to help the body function optimally.

Epsom salt can be located at your nearest convenience store. This healing salt is now being offered with many varieties of herbal infusions as well making bath time the ultimate source of relaxation. 

The benefits of soaking in epsom salt is much greater than just soothing sore muscles at the end of the day. This is what epsom salt soaks bring to the table:

Reduction in Inflammation, Boost Muscle Recovery, Reduce Stress, helps lower cortisol levels, helps with anxiety, chronic pain and tension headaches. Lowers Blood Pressure, Improves Sleep, Boost Energy and treats Arthritis and Joint Pain. 

With a List Like That, You Might Think It's a Miracle Drug, Right? Well, It Truly Is, and I Wish More Physicians Would Incorporate It into Their Pharmaceutical Toolkit.

Himalayan Salt: The Pink Powerhouse

Pink course epsom salt all over the table with a wooden scooper and big chunks of himalayan salt scattered everywhere.

Himalayan salt the cinderella of salt. These exquisite crystals aren't just visually pleasing; they're a treasure trove of minerals. When introduced into your bath, they infuse the water with essential minerals like potassium, calcium, and magnesium, reinvigorating your body from the outside in. However, that's not all; Himalayan salt also boasts detoxifying properties, aiding in the release of toxins and the restoration of your body's equilibrium.

Just when you though salt couldn't get any better. Himalayas is considered a rarity, making it more expensive than other salt types, hence they are also known as  a luxury salt. There’s no doubt that exotic salts like Himalayan Salt make the perfect ingredient to the bath salts which is also  also very effective in cleansing the skin and purging impurities that expedite the emergence of signs of ageing. 

Black Salt: The Purifier

Black background with a wooden spoon and wooden bowl filled with Black Salt Crystals.

Last but certainly not least, we have black salt, also known as Kala Namak. This distinctive salt originates from India and adds a unique flavor to your bathing experience. Its sulfurous aroma might catch you by surprise, but it's renowned for its purifying prowess. Black salt can help draw out impurities from your skin and provide relief from a variety of skin conditions. It's a gentle yet effective method to immerse yourself in the enchanting world of salts for the betterment of your skin.

While this salt may not enjoy the same popularity or recognition as the first three salts mentioned, it doesn't diminish its remarkable potency. In my view, this salt stands as one of nature's best-kept secrets. I find great solace in using black salt, not only to soothe my aching body but also as a reliable tool when my energy feels out of sync. Moreover, it possesses a unique ability to harmonize and dispel negative energies or "bad juju" that we may pick up from others throughout the day. While all salts possess this capability to some extent, black salt unquestionably reigns supreme in this regard. It's a true gem in the world of salts.

Black salt has been found to aid: Digestion, Constipation, controlling blood sugar levels, and muscle cramps. It also helps with skin conditions, cracked heels, weight loss, circulation issues, sinusitis and more! 

The realm of salt is utterly mesmerizing, each variety possesses its own distinctive allure, offering an array of benefits. Whether you're seeking relaxation, rejuvenation, detoxification, or purification, there's a salt bath awaiting you, ready to transport you to a world of wonder. Take that step toward self-discovery and indulge in the healing magic of salts. Your journey to a brighter, more harmonious you begins right here!

Indulge in Our Blissful Bath Salts, Infused with Soothing Herbs to Elevate Your Day and Melt Away Muscle Tension. 

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