Taking a soak in a long, hot bath is one of life’s greatest pleasures. More than a daily necessity, there’s nothing to stop you turning bath time into an exercise in healing and self-indulgence.
Different salt types offer a whole host of benefits from combating stress and fatigue, to reducing inflammation, soothing infections and detoxifying your skin. But why choose just one of these benefits when you can experience them all.
Our new mineral bath soak is more than just a bath salt, it is a careful blend of 3 naturally occurring salts designed to provide maximum benefit to your body, while calming your mind, filling your bathroom with your favourite Northumberland fragrance.
“Pink Himalayan Rock Salt is super trendy at the moment, but we are starting to discover it offers much more than a pretty aesthetic”
Pink Himalayan Salts are from the foothills of the Himalayas in the Punjab region of Pakistan. More than just sodium chloride, the salts are rich in minerals such as potassium, magnesium and iron, which is the reason for their rosey hue.
The Himalayan salts are used to penetrate the skin to heal tired muscles. Magnesium is a powerful anti-inflammatory that lends itself to muscle movements, DNA repair and energy production. This super-nutrient enhances healing time, soothes damaged skin and improves rest and recovery. Potassium is a positively-charged electrolyte that helps to hydrate, calm muscle contractions and balance pH. Potassium also reduces water retention.
“Salt from the Dead Sea has been in high demand since Ancient Egypt where Cleopatra went to great lengths to secure reign over the Dead Sea claiming the salts were the reason for her great beauty. You don’t have to travel to the Middle East to take advantage of their healing properties”
The Dead Sea is a true wonder of nature landlocked in the Middle East between Jordan and Israel, it is not truly a sea, but a salt water lake, dubbed “dead” because no life exists there. Dead Sea salt is only around 12-18% sodium chloride which allows lots of room for minerals such as magnesium, calcium, sulphur, bromide, zinc, and potassium.
Dead Sea salts contain minerals which can assist in cleansing, detoxifying, and restoring a healthy status quo to the body, especially the skin.
Magnesium is great for detoxifying and cleansing the epidermis. It promotes the cell metabolism, and in turn helps heal damaged or inflamed skin. Calcium also promotes skin growth and regeneration, moisture retention through the production of sebum, and stimulates the production of antioxidants. Bromide soothes skin, relieves muscle cramps, calms nervous tension and repairs cells. Sodium is needed for the absorption and transportation of nutrients. This essential electrolyte relieves stiff and sore muscles, combats free radicals and exfoliates the skin. As if all of this wasn’t enough, sodium gently detoxifies and cleanses the skin, too. Zinc also helps heal and rejuvenate skin, ward off acne, and protects the skin’s lipids and fibroblasts cells that create collagen. While Sulphur helps decongest pores. It also has powerful healing, antifungal, antimicrobial, and antibacterial properties.
”Moving a little closer to home, Epsom Salts were discovered in Epsom, a town in Surrey. Epsom Salts are a popular remedy for many ailments, the most popular bath salt available”.
Epsom salt is the most commonly used Ingredient in bath salts, but is not actually a salt! Epsom salt is actually a mineral found in water that contains high levels of magnesium and sulphate. It is actually just a compound of magnesium bonded to sulfur and oxygen.
When Epsom salt is dissolved in water, it releases magnesium and sulphate ions, allowing the magnesium to be properly absorbed to reduce stress and aid better sleep.
Adequate magnesium levels are essential for inner calm because it helps your brain produce neurotransmitters that induce sleep and reduce stress. Magnesium will also help your body produce melatonin, a hormone that promotes sleep.
Epsom Salts are also finer, providing more surface area for the natural fragrance oil to be absorbed. It is actually the Epsom salt that ensures that every single bath will produce the same amazing smell as the first.
Our mineral bath soak provides ultimate healing for body and mind. Turn your bath into the ultimate indulgent experience, filling your bathroom with our gorgeous natural wooden wick candles.