Our Favorite Bath Salts For Your Best Ever Bath Soak
These natural bath products will help make a big splash
What’s so great about a warm and cozy bath soak?
Ah, the beloved bath. Who doesn’t love climbing into a warm, comforting bath; adding some of your favorite scented bath products, letting the water wash away the worries of the day, stilling your mind as you soak. A bath soak is a great way to start or end the day in terms of cleansing and comfort, but are there other benefits to soaking in the tub we might not be as familiar with?
As it turns out, bathing is not only an excellent way to reduce stress, it also provides a whole host of benefits to both the body and mind. Hydrotherapy, the act of submerging ourselves in water, has been practiced for centuries. Whether it's a dip in a chilly lake on a hot summer day or time well spent in a warm bath during the colder months, exposing our bodies to water regardless of temperature is good for us. Bathing can help relax the muscles and joints, helping to reduce pain, soreness and inflammation in the body. It can also help to calm the nervous system, lessening feelings of stress and emotional tension in the body, helping to improve the mood. We think the case is pretty strong for a nice, long bath soak every now and then!
Why does the quality of bath soak products matter so much?
When you think about adding products to your bath, the most commonly added item is bath salts. While you can purchase bath salts at almost any grocery store or pharmacy, there are so many options to choose from that sometimes it begs the question, does it really matter which ones I purchase? Is there a difference between them all? The answer is a resounding yes.
You’ll want to stay away from artificially fragranced bath salts, as the different chemicals used to make fragrance (most of which do not require disclosure on the packaging), can cause irritation, stinging, redness and rashing if your skin has been exposed to them in high concentrations or for too long. At Saje, as with all of our product offerings, our bath salts are 100% natural, using a combination of mineral derived epsom salts sourced from underground salt deposits and solar evaporated sea salt in combination with essential oils. The essential oils have been carefully selected and blended so as to provide numerous benefits without compromising quality or causing skin irritation.
Our top picks for a bath soak you’ll love
We offer a number of bath salt soaks we think you’ll enjoy; our favorites are below:
Muscle Melt bath salt soak: when you’re looking to decompress your hardworking muscles and tissues, reach for this comforting and restorative blend of warming rosemary, stimulating sweet birch and soothing roman chamomile. With all of our bath salts, we recommend adding 2-5 tablespoons of salts once your bath is full and staying immersed for 20-30 minutes for maximum results.
Sleep Well bath salt soak: the perfect accompaniment to your nighttime wind down routine, these tranquil and soothing bath salts are formulated with essential oils like grounding valerian, balancing lavender and peaceful neroli to help encourage rest at night.
Stress release bath salt soak: if you want to ease stressful feelings and support a sense of balance and calm in the body and mind, we recommend the harmonizing and uplifting blend of calming lavender, euphoric clary sage and balancing geranium for the ultimate relaxation experience.
Wellness products for after your bath soak
After you climb out of the bath is the perfect time to moisturize the skin on your body. The warm water sets the tone for skin to receive and lock in moisture, as the dampness will help draw it further into the skin. We’re recommending either a body butter or a body oil as preferred:
Yoga body butter: this blend, the newest to join our collection, is part of a familiar and well-loved category of products at Saje called Yoga. Yoga combines deeply peaceful and grounding essential oils like patchouli and cedarwood with bright and revitalizing essential oils like orange and neroli for a woody, sweet and earthy scent experience. Butters of cocoa seed, mango seed and shea help to nourish and condition the skin so it feels smooth and restored.
Mother’s Wellness body oil: not just for mama’s, this body oil combines nourishing, skin supporting and renewing carrier oils of grapeseed, jojoba, apricot kernel and vitamin E with frankincense to restore skin’s vitality, tangerine to fortify and refresh and neroli to balance and calm the skin. Apply as needed to soothe and comfort the body.
Set the tone for relaxation during your bath soak
Another way to build upon the experience of a bath soak is through the power of scent. We love to set the tone for relaxation by adding a diffuser and a soothing diffuser blend to the bathroom while we’re soaking, allowing the aroma to fill the space and help put our mind at ease.
A diffuser we love, the Aroma Om in white ceramic, is a versatile diffuser that can be easily moved from room to room if you’re looking for a refreshed scent experience. This diffuser can run between 3-6 hours based on a continuous or intermittent setting and our favorite feature is an optional LED light band that can help create an ambient experience during your bath soak.
We like to pair a diffuser with a grounding and balancing diffuser blend like our herbal, floral and sweet Tranquility. Peaceful and calming essential oils like marjoram, lavender and roman chamomile encourage deep breathing and stillness for both the body and mind - the perfect scent experience to accompany a soothing bath soak.
Bath soak tips and tricks to get the most out of your experience
Lastly, we’ve gathered some of our favorite tips and tricks to help you make the most out of your next bath soak:
- Create a calming and tranquil atmosphere. This might mean having your bath by candlelight, adding rose petals to the water or enjoying a cup of tea while you soak. Avoid harsh light or loud sounds that can detract from the vibe you’re trying to create. Channel your favorite spa experience: typically, a spa is a serene and minimalist environment.
- Try multitasking and add a face mask. Applying a soothing, hydrating face mask before you climb into the bath allows you to treat both the skin on your face and body at the same time. Make sure you choose a product that is safe to leave on the skin for 20-30 minutes or alternately, you can try a hair mask instead.
- Go screen free. As tempting as it may be to watch an episode of your favorite show while you soak, we encourage you to take advantage of this time and relish in the solitude and silence. Quiet your mind and let your body relax as much as possible without any screens in sight. You could try reading a book or meditating as an alternative.
There must be quite a few things a hot bath won’t cure, but I don’t know many of them.