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Bath Salt 101

Health benefits

Most of us use bath salts as a way to enhance a relaxing soak in the tub, but bath

salts are believed to provide several health benefits for people with:

  • muscle pain and stiffness
  • stiff, aching joints
  • arthritis
  • circulation problems
  • headaches
  • anxiety and stress
  • skin conditions, such as eczema
  • dry and itchy skin

In the shower

You can still use bath salts and enjoy some of the benefits they provide even if

you don’t have a bathtub. To do this, you simply create a shower scrub:

  1. Use 1 cup of sea salt or Epsom salt, 1/3 cup of almond oil, olive oil, or coconut oil, and 1 tablespoon of vitamin E oil.
  2. Mix the ingredients in a bowl, creating a thick paste.
  3. Apply some of the scrub to your body using your hands.
  4. Rinse.

Be sure to use a bowl or container with an airtight lid to store your remaining

shower scrub.

You can add 12 drops of your favorite essential oil to your body scrub to

enjoysome of the additional benefits listed above. Bath salt scrubs are also great

for exfoliating the skin.

The takeaway

 

 Bath salts are relaxing and provide a

 number  of cosmetic and health benefits.

 Though generally safe for most when used

 properly, you should talk to your

 doctor before using bath salts if you have

 medical conditions such as heart disease or

 diabetes.

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