A good bath creates a relaxing experience. People take baths to soothe the mind, ease discomfort, relax the body, and simply enjoy a little much needed “me time”. What bath salts do is enhance this experience. And Better Bath Better Body is here to help you enhance your bath experience with natural ingredients.
Bath Salts In The Bath
Bath salts can be used in all sorts of baths. They can be used in a sitz bath with a Sitz Bath blend, providing comfort and ease to the perineum and bottom area. With fresh aromas of frankincense, lavender, geranium, niaouli, and juniper, a person can rest in a portable sitz bath on the toilet bowl or in a tub with a few inches of water, as they feel the soothing comfort while taking in the relaxing all-natural essential oils.
To take a sitz bath with bath salts, simply put about 1 tablespoon of salts into each gallon of warm water, rest in the water for around 20 minutes, get up slowly, and pat dry.
Bath salts may also be used in foot baths. Detox Foot Soak is an uplifting, invigorating, and refreshing blend of lemon, peppermint, frankincense, and lavender essential oils alongside USP grade epsom salts and fractionated MCT coconut oil. Feet work hard every day, and sometimes they can really use the relaxation and comfort provided by a good epsom salt soak.
To take a foot bath soak, either use a foot soaking basin or a standard bathtub filled with a few inches of water, add about 1 tablespoon of epsom salt for each gallon of water, and prepare to soak for around 20 minutes. The Detox Foot Soak blend is one that is gentle on the feet, providing soothing comfort perfect for a day of self-care.
Along with sitz baths and foot baths, epsom salts are always excellent in a deeply relaxing standard full-body bath. Stress Relief bath salt is a blend that incorporates essential oils of eucalyptus and spearmint to create a simple, soothing, and relaxing aroma to go along with USP grade epsom salt and fractionated MCT coconut oil. The light aromatherapy is perfect for either a relaxing pre-bedtime bath, or an invigorating morning or afternoon bath, making it a versatile blend for any mood.
When taking a standard full-body bath with bath salt, you’ll want to run warm water first making sure that it’s warm enough to soothe but not too hot that it could be uncomfortable. After your bath has been run, add about ½ cup to 1 full cup of your chosen bath salt blend to the water, agitating it gently so the epsom salt dissolves. As you sink into the bath, breathe deep and notice the aromatherapy caused by essential oils traveling upward in the steam. Allow the natural aromas to envelop you as you feel the gentle water hug your body.
After your full bath, take care to rise slowly due to the full relaxation from the bath. Pat the skin dry with a soft, clean towel and follow up with any moisturizers or lotions you love for a complete pampering experience. A full bath with bath salts should take around 20 to 25 minutes, making it an easy part of any morning, afternoon, or nighttime routine.
Bath Salts In The Shower
Bath salts aren’t only good for the bath. If you love the aromatherapy provided by a favorite bath salt blend, you can incorporate this into your shower very easily. After you turn the hot water on in the shower, take a small handful of your favorite bath salt blend and sprinkle the salt onto the shower floor. As the warm water hits the salt it will begin to dissolve, sending the essential oils in the blend up and into the air on the steam it creates. For bright and refreshing salt blends, like Detox with bright lemon and spicy ginger, this can be an easy way to create an uplifting and refreshing morning shower.
Using bath salts in this way leaves no mess and no residue left behind. The salts dissolve completely on the floor of the shower, and the essential oils remain in the steam until it dissipates in the air. If you’d like to get a little extra from your aromatherapy, you can remain in the steamy bathroom after the shower as you dress, brush your teeth, and comb your hair until the steam disappears naturally.
Bath Salts In Skincare
Bath salts also have their place in skincare. Using any favorite blend, you may mix your bath salts with a shower gel to create a coarse paste for exfoliating the skin. Rubbing the mixture onto the skin gently, and rinsing away, washes away the dead skin cells that may leave skin looking dull or feeling uncomfortable. This can help to achieve a smoother shave, a more radiant complexion, and skin that is better equipped to absorb additional skincare products.
You can use the salt blend of your choice with or without a shower gel to mix with. A pinch or two of epsom salt in your palm can be used to exfoliate as well. When rubbing, make sure not to press into the skin too hard, and to use gentle circular motions to get the most exfoliation from your salt. After exfoliating, it’s important to rinse away any remaining bath salt and dead skin cells for completely renewed skin.
To really enjoy a relaxing experience, follow up your bath salt exfoliation session with a favorite lotion or body moisturizer. With fresh, renewed, and pampered skin, you’ll be able to better absorb the products and feel the benefits.