What are the benefits of bathing with natural bath salts?
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!
Quality differences in natural bath salts
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 most popular natural bath salts
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.