Bathing In Dead Sea Salts, Epsom Salts, Himalayan Rock Salt and Baking Soda

Bath SaltsSalt baths can be very healing. They not only sooth and relax, but they can also cure a good number of persistent and uncomfortable conditions.

Bathing In Dead Sea Salts, Epsom Salts, Himalayan Rock Salt and Baking Soda, either individually, or as a blend of salts, can deliver an incredible array of healing benefits. This is mainly due to the trace elements contained within the salts, that are either absorbed through the skin (trans-dermal absorption), or have a direct action on the skin (dermis) itself.

In short, bathing In Mineral Salts, particularly when infused with essential oils is an inexpensive, safe, and effective way to treat a good number of health concerns and care for your skin.

In This Article:

  • Bathing In Dead Sea Salts, Epsom Salts, Himalayan Rock Salt and Baking Soda
  • Bath Salt Concentrations
  • How To Use Bath Salts
  • Who Should Use Bath Salts?
  • Bath Salts With Essential Oils
  • Using Bath Salts With Babies, Toddlers & Teens
  • Bath Salts In Shallow Baths
  • Mineral Salt Scrub
  • Mineral Salt Foot Bath
  • Reusing Bath Salts
  • Mineral Bath Preparation
  • Mineral Salt Bath Contraindications
  • Types Of Mineral Bath Salts
  • Himalayan Rock Salt
  • Dead Sea Salts
  • Epsom Salts
  • Bathing in Healing Salts Two or Three times a Week
  • Bath Salts Infused With Essential Oils
  • Baking Soda
  • Conditions That Benefit From Using Bath Salts
  • Toxicity
  • Bicarbonate Of Soda For Exposure To Irritants & Oil Based Toxins
  • Candida
  • Eczema & Psoriasis
  • Urinary tract infections and Rectal Discomfort
  • Fungal Infections
  • The Wild As The Wind Bath Salt Range
  • The Wild As The Wind Bath Salt Range is available from a number of outlets

*If you don’t find the answers you’re looking for in this article then we recommend you visit the Wild As The Wind Salt Bath FAQ’s

Bath Salts FAQ

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Bath Salt Concentrations

At Wild As The Wind we almost invariably advocate a less is more approach to living, but salt bathing is one of the few exceptions. We don’t advise people to go crazy, however, (even though some producers of salts recommend placing an entire kilo of salts in a bath, whilst quite a few others feel comfortable with the idea of using 1/2 a kilo per bath). Some recommend a 5% solution!

Whilst there is, no doubt, a very real benefit to doing this, we, at Wild As The Wind, still consider it more than a tad excessive.

The salts we sell at Wild Is The Wind are from ancient sources and are thus in pristine condition. When these salts run out they will never be replaced.

We are very conscious that we don’t want excessive consumption to be our personal legacy. It is bad enough that the world population will have used up most of the exploitable minerals, (like oil for example), in just over a century, leaving our progeny a very uncertain future, but definitely one where natural resources from the ground will be in short supply.

But, on the bright side, we envision a future where the sun will replace solid fuels and where glass will be the building material of choice.

We like the idea of Crystal cities bathed in light.

How To Use Bath Salts

This section includes the following:

  • Who Should Use Bath Salts?
  • Bath Salts With Essential Oils
  • Using Bath Salts With Babies, Toddlers & Teens
  • Bath Salts In Shallow Baths
  • Mineral Salt Scrub
  • Mineral Salt Foot Bath
  • Reusing Bath Salts
  • Mineral Bath Preparation
  • Mineral Salt Bath Contraindications

Who Should Use Bath Salts?

The short answer to this is ‘EVERYONE!’

Because bath salts are so minerally dense, everyone of any age can benefit from using mineral bath salts.

Please read the caveats mentioned in: Using Bath Salts With Babies, Toddlers & Teens

Bath Salts With Essential Oils

Adding essential oils to bath salts or buying store bought pre-blended bath salts with essential oils is a great way to add additional health benefits to a mineral bath. Essential oils like Geranium, Clary Sage or Ylang Ylang will do wonders after a long day. They will help relax you and your muscles, smoothing out all that has ruffled you throughout the day.

Essential Oils

Using essential oils with bath salts couldn’t be simpler… just add a few drops of your favourite essential oil to your bath salts, along with a glug of your favourite carrier oil and Bob’s your uncle!

Using Bath Salts With Babies, Toddlers & Teens

You are never too young to enjoy a salt bath… within reason! We don’t advocate preparing a salt bath for a babies first ever bath, but there’s no problem with bathing your baby in salt baths soon after.

This is especially true if your baby has any skin irritation, rashes, or a clear cut case of eczema, but you may want to start with the bicarbonate of soda and epsom blend of bath salts to achieve optimal benefits…?

You can leave out the essential oils for babies if you feel that they would be overwhelming, but toddlers and teens should be fine with the full bicarb and epsom recipe with essential oils included.

Bath Salts In Shallow Baths

Bathing in bath salts in an environmentally conscious way is also extremely economical. We advocate using smaller amounts of salt in a shallow bath, adding hot water when the temperature becomes too low, and bathing longer to enhance absorption. Baths are way more relaxing this way anyway, and a lot less expensive!

On this basis, 200g of bathing salt should be sufficient, especially if you start with a really shallow bath to increase the level of salt solution when you first begin your bath.

Mineral Salt Scrub

We also advocate adding a little water and perhaps even some Castile Soap, and using it as a scrub before immersing yourself in your bath. This will have immediate ionizing effects on the body and will provide a deep-cleanse for the skin.

Mineral Salt Foot Bath

Alternatively, it is a lot easier to achieve a 1% to 5% solution if you take a foot bath rather than a full body bath. However, this approach will mean missing out on other benefits that can be obtained through full body immersion.

A minimum of a 1% solution is required for osmosis to take place. So we advocate a minimum of a 1% solution for foot baths ranging up to the optimal level of 5% dilution if desired.

It is estimated that the first 20 minutes of a bath, or foot bath, with healing salts, is when the toxins are drawn from the body, with the following 20 minutes of the bath allowing the minerals in the salts to be absorbed.

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Reusing Bath Salts

Because salt is anti-bacterial it is safer to bathe in used bath water if it has bath slats in it. So, you can let the kids all jump in together, or bathe them one after another.
It is also possible to reuse high concentrations of bath salts, (a 5% dilution for example), in your foot bath. This is especially feasible if you are using the foot bath two or three times a day to treat a specific condition.
It is best to throw the water out after a few days, (by day three would be good), as the body will deposit toxins in the water, and the healing properties of the salts will be absorbed each time you bathe… So, the bath salts will become decreasingly beneficial each time you use them, but three or four times shouldn’t be a problem within a couple of days, or so…

Mineral Bath Preparation

To optimise the healing benefits of taking a salt bath you can do the following

  • Always drink plenty of water to hydrate yourself and ensure maximum detoxification.
  • Light a candle (natural beeswax or equivalent – most commercially produced candles are highly toxic*) to set the mood and enhance a sense of relaxation.
  • Use a natural fiber body brush to dry brush before getting into your salt bath, or you can use it to wet brush during your bath to stimulate blood flow and optimise the detox process. Skin brushing, (always in single strokes in the direction of the heart), helps exfoliate and remove dead skin cells.
  • Allow yourself a minimum of 20 minutes to soak in the bath to ensure optimal uptake of the healing minerals present in the salt, and to give your body time to detox.
  • Shut out the problems of the day by playing uplifting and relaxing music and allow yourself to be transported to a much more relaxed state of mind.
  • Shower down with fresh water after your bath to rinse away toxins and other residues.
  • Dry yourself gently with a soft towel to avoid skin irritation. Ideally, use your towel to pat your skin dry instead of using a rubbing action.
  • Moisturise immediately after bathing with an healing body and face oil to lock in the moisture whilst your skin is still a little damp.

*The vast majority of mass produced candles are made using paraffin wax, which, when burned, emits highly toxic smoke containing benzene and toluene, both of which are carcinogenic. In fact, these toxins are the same as those found in diesel fumes.

Mineral Salt Bath Contraindications

Bathing in Mineral Salts and Baking Soda is very safe for most people. The salts and soda are usually well tolerated as they have a soothing effect on the body.

However, seek the advice of a medical professional before taking a medicated bath if you fall into any of the following categories:

  • You have open wounds or serious infections
  • You are pregnant or breast feeding
  • You suffer from low or high blood pressure and are prone to fainting

**Our Psoriasis and Eczema Salts (Epsom Salts + Bicarbonate of Soda + Geranium + Benzoin) are very unlikely to cause an adverse reaction. They are blended with soothing skin conditions and open sores in mind.

The main constituent of Epsom Salt is magnesium, which is actually helpful for wound healing. It does not trigger an uncomfortable sensation in an open wound. Instead, it provides the opposite effect, gently soothing irritation and discomfort, allowing it to be used for enhancing wound healing and inhibiting infection.

For legal reasons we have to state that a second opinion, from a medical practitioner, is advised, particularly for those suffering from diabetes. But, the chances of experiencing a negative effect from salt bathing is unlikely.

Types Of Mineral Bath Salts

The dry ingredients we recommend using in mineral bath salt blends, with instructions on how to use them, are listed in this section:

  • Himalayan Rock Salt
  • Dead Sea Salt
  • Epsom Salts
  • Bathing in Healing Salts Two or Three times a Week
  • Bath Salts Infused With Essential Oils
  • Bicarbonate Of Soda / Baking Soda

Bath Salts

Himalayan Rock Salt

Himalayan Rock Salt is a gorgeous pink colour owing to the iron content. But, the iron is only one of 88 minerals and trace elements to be found in Himalayan Rock Salt. Others include: calcium, magnesium, potassium, copper etc. (See the full list at the end of this description.)

Because of the broad spectrum of minerals contained within Himalayan Rock Salt it is able to create an electrolyte balance, improve hydration and regulate water levels in and outside the cells. The calcium can help strengthen bones and this, with magnesium and potassium, will help lower blood pressure. The magnesium also helps with the prevention of muscle cramping and all of the minerals and trace elements together improve metabolic function and helps to balance the bodies pH. A body that is too alkaline will not function correctly, and a body that is too acidic will eventually begin to fail. Many health professionals cite acidity in the body, along with inflammation, as being the culprits behind all major illness.

So, restoring the bodies natural pH levels, where alkalinity and acidity are balanced, is critical for long term health. Not only do we advocate bathing in Himalayan Rock Salt two or three times a week, but we also support the ideas behind the thinking that adding Himalayan Rock Salt to our drinking water is very beneficial also, especially when endocrine disruption, long-term stress and hormone imbalance are becoming an issue.

Adrenal fatigue is becoming quite a pandemic along with endocrine disruption, particularly in women, so it is imperative for us to take steps to redress the balance. Putting Himalayan Rock Salt in our drinking water can go a long way to helping with these endocrine issues, allowing the hormones to become more regulated and for stress levels to be somewhat normalised.

Follow the links provided for further information on re-hydrating and improving adrenal function with Himalayan Pink Salt.

Himalayan Rock Salt, when used for bathing can also have a dramatic impact on health and stress levels. Not only will you feel like your stress is seeping away, allowing you to feel rejuvenated and more able to deal life in general, but you will also have been detoxified on a profound level. The electrical charge within the salt water, along with the dissolved minerals, helps to draw out toxins from the body, and cleanses the skin on a deep level, whilst also cleansing the body energetically.

Whilst drawing out impurities from the skin the rock salt is also delivering nutrients back into the body to replace the toxins it is eliminating for us. This process is known as dermal absorption, whereby the skin absorbs minerals from the water when they come into direct contact with the skin. Some minerals prefer to be absorbed via the skin, or trans-dermally. Magnesium is a case in point. The stomach has a hard time digesting magnesium, and so a trans-dermal dose allows the body to cut out the middle man!

Pink salt contains really healing minerals like Iodine, Selenium, Gold, Zinc and Magnesium, but not all of the minerals present in this pink rock salt are good for us, such as; Uranium, Aluminum, Lead, Cadmium, Arsenic and Fluoride.

The full list of minerals include:

Hydrogen, Magnesium, Lithium, Beryllium, Aluminum, Silicon, Phosphorus, Hafnium, Sulfur, Chloride, Potassium, Calcium, Radium, Actinium, Thorium, Scandium, Titanium, Boron, Carbon, Iron, Cobalt, Nickel, Copper, Nitrogen, Oxygen, Vanadium, Bromine, Rubidium, Chromium, Europium, Dysprosium, Gadolinium, Silver, Palladium, Cesium, Cadmium, Manganese, Zinc, Thallium, Osmium, Gallium, Francium, Germanium, Arsenic, Ytterbium, Bismuth, Zirconium, Indium, Tin, Antimony, Tellurium, Iodine, Selenium, Strontium, Niobium, Molybdenum, Technetium, Terbium, Holmium, Ruthenium, Praseodymium, Wolfram, Neodymium, Gold, Promethium, Neptunium, Platinum, Mercury, Samarium, Rhodium, Fluoride, Uranium, Lead, Sodium, Barium, Lanthanum, Cerium, Erbium, Thulium, Ytterbium, Lutetium, Tantalum, Rhenium, Iridium, Polonium, Astatine, Protactinium, Plutonium.

Dead Sea Salts

Like Himalayan Salt, Dead Sea Salts come from an ancient source and are, therefore, purer than other sources of the same minerals contained in this mineral rich salt. This is because the Dead Sea is a salt lake that is more than 15 million years old and Dead Sea Salt is mined from the ancient mud of the sea bed.

Dead Sea Salts is predominantly composed of magnesium which has been shown to improve chronic inflammatory conditions whilst improving skin barrier function and hydration.

Dead Sea Salts also contain potassium and sulfates which also provide very healing benefits.

Potassium is an electrolyte with a positive charge. It conducts electricity via the fluids in the cells and it is vital for ensuring healthy hydration levels, muscular contractions, a constant heart rhythm, and the correct pH balance. Dead Sea salt contains a very significant amount of potassium; anywhere between 20% and 30%.

Sulphates are generally found in mineral springs and volcanic ash. Sulphur aids the body to synthesise proteins, supports connective tissues and cartilage, whilst helping the body to fight off bacteria. It also helps the body to detoxify.

Dead Sea Salts are an excellent exfoliator and have an incredibly hydrating affect on the skin.

The composition of Dead Sea Salt is unique, compared to other sea salts, as it only contains circa 15% sodium chloride, (table salts), give or take two or three percent. The concentration of salts in the Dead Sea is much greater than other oceans and seas, which tend to average a 3% to 4% concentration, as opposed to the Dead Sea levels of minerals which weigh in at approximately 37.5%.

Dead Sea Salt is predominently composed of magnesium, bromides, potassium, calcium oxide, iron oxide, trioxides, and pentoxides (amongst many other oxides).

Epsom Salts

Epsom Salts are perhaps the best known bath salts in the UK.

Epsom Salt is predominantly comprised of magnesium sulphate, which has a very healing effect on the body. It relieves deep tissue pain and cramps and it reduces inflammation. This makes Epsom Salts beneficial for the treatment of aching muscles, bronchial asthma, congestion and colds as well as migraine headaches.

But aside from releasing tension and relaxing the nervous system it also alleviates pain and cramping.

Magnesium plays a vital role in many enzymatic functions, helping to regulate fluid retention in the cells, and facilitates the use of calcium to transmit chemical signals via the nervous system.

Epsom salt baths treat issues such as circulatory health by preventing the hardening of the arteries and blood clots, thereby reducing the risk of strokes and heart attacks. It also reduces blood pressure, and improves nerve function. Its rejuvenating actions keep arteries working well and reduces inflammation throughout the body. The improved elasticity of the arteries helps lower blood pressure to ensure cardiovascular health.

Epsom Salts also regulates blood sugar and relieves constipation.

On a more superficial level, however, it is great for treating skin conditions, healing cuts and drawing toxins and foreign objects from the skin, like splinters etc, exfoliating the skin, a process that keeps us looking younger, and it also acts as a natural facial cleanser. it is particularly good at removing a build up of skin and hair products that can congeal and be difficult to shift via other means.

Magnesium absorption is said to relieve stress, reduce depression and anxiety and alleviate menopausal symptoms.

Bathing in Healing Salts Two or Three times a Week

All of the salts mentioned are great for supporting general health and keeping us looking and feeling younger. An ideal approach to using these salts is by interchanging them regularly. But, another way to enhance their healing powers is to blend them with essential oils.

Bath Salts Infused with Essential Oils

Here at Wild As The Wind we like to enhance our bath salts with beautiful aromas from essential oils, which also add their subtle healing energies to the mix.

Essential Oils & EMF

We offer six different essential oils infused with the full range of bathing salts mentioned above:

  • Lavender Essential Oil
  • Clary Sage Essential Oil
  • Geranium Essential Oil
  • Ylang Ylang Essential Oil
  • Frankincense Carterii Essential Oil
  • Benzoin Essential Oil
Two of these essential oils appear in our ‘big six’ list of oils in the Essential Oil First Aid Kit, which is comprised of the six oils we recommend having on hand for emergencies.

The first three essential oils in this list are adaptogenic and are therefore great for supporting hormone function, particularly in women.

All of these essential oils offer extensive healing properties, and provide the body the opportunity to enjoy profound relaxation and rejuvenation when coupled with ancient healing bath salts.

Four of these six oils are present in our ultimate anti-ageing FACIAL OIL No. 2. You can read about these four oils in much more detail on the FACIAL OIL No. 2 page.

Star Child LogoThe essential oils used in our bath salt range are largely sourced through Star Child, a Somerset based business.

At Wild As The Wind we adopt the philosophy of thinking globally and acting locally. However, please note, some exotic essential oils can only be obtained from far flung places, but because they are often distilled or processed in the country of origin, much has been done to bulk-reduce the final product. A lot of natural plant material is use to make very small amounts of essential oil, thus making the export of the processed essential oil a much more environmentally sound option than shipping the raw material itself.

Please note, we source our much-loved Frankincense Carterii from a UK based farmer who imports the Frankincense resin from Somalia to make this beautiful essential oil.

Unfortunately, the adulteration of essential oils is such a massive problem, it is better yo have the essential oil fo Frankincense distilled in the UK

In addition to using essential oils within our blended bathing salts, we also use bicarbonate of soda, or baking soda, in our ultra healing dermal bath blends.

Baking Soda

Baking Soda baths are incredibly helpful in dealing with a whole host of difficult to treat and uncomfortable conditions, and it is particularly good at easing the discomfort associated with chronic skin conditions.

Because Bicarbonate of Soda is used to treat topical conditions it is often blended with other minerals, such as Epsom Salts, if a trans-dermal action is also desired alongside the skin healing benefits of the Baking Soda.

Conditions that can be treated by Bicarbomate of Soda and the Wild As The Wind Eczema and Psoriasis Bath Salt blend include:

Conditions That Benefit From Using Bath Salts

Many conditions are improved or relieved by bathing in bath salts. The main ones are listed here:

  • Toxicity
  • Bicarbonate Of Soda For Exposure To Irritants & Oil Based Toxins
  • Candida
  • Eczema & Psoriasis
  • Urinary tract infections and Rectal Discomfort
  • Fungal Infections

Do you use bath salts and bicarb to treat any other conditions? If so, please let us know in the comments.

Toxicity

Our modern environment is full of toxins. Everything from toxic chemicals, (about 85,000 of which have been released into our environment in the last 100 years), and Xeno Oestrogens, which are simply Synthetic Oestrogens, which are causing major hormone imbalances, particularly in women, and the use of plastics in the food industry etc, are all contributing to an overwhelming toxic load on our bodies.

Bathing in mineral salts and bicarbonate of soda is an excellent way of diminishing the toxic burden we are dealing with in the 21st century.

Another form of toxicity that we are now drowning in is EMF, or the Electro Magnetic Field. Microwaves are bombarding us from an incredible array of devices, making our toxicity levels soar and exposing us to life threatening conditions such as cancer.

Read EMF The Invisible Killer, and EMF A New Manmade Evil as well as Detoxing EMF & Environmental Radiation for more information.

Wild As The Wind recommend wearing Shungite as a means of protecting against EMF, especially when visiting built up areas. However, bathing in mineral salt baths, especially ones infused with Rosemary Essential Oil,  is another way of cleansing ourselves of EMF.

Bicarbonate Of Soda For Exposure To Irritants & Oil Based Toxins

Exposure to irritants can also be contained by immediately bathing with Baking Soda. Bicarbonate of Soda removes oil based poisons and other potentially hazardous contaminants from the skin, thereby reducing the risk of further contamination. (For this reason it also a great way of removing toxic substances that have been spilt on carpets, clothing and furniture.

Candida

The itchiness, swelling and  burning sensation caused by yeast infections, as well as having a positive effect on vaginal pH. Candida Albicans is responsible for vaginal yeast infections, but Baking Soda has been shown to have a broad spectrum anti-fungal action that can treat athletes foot and fungal infections commonly found in other hot and moist areas of the body, (armpits, under the breasts and between the buttocks etc). For this reason it is a great natural remedy for nappy rash, but a much smaller dosage should be used for babies and young children: 2 tablespoons of Baking Soda per bath. Exceeding this can cause alkalosis which will lead to the disruption of the pH balance of the body and leave it prone to other other health conditions.

Using Apple Cider Vinegar in your bath will enhance the efficacy of the Eczema and Psoriasis Bath Salt blend in treating Candida.

Eczema & Psoriasis

Bathing with Bicarbonate of Soda can significantly reduce the itchiness of eczema and psoriasis, as well as any other skin irritation that causes extreme itching.

Place up to a cup of baking soda in your bath to relieve itching, or 3 cups of the Wild As The Wind Baking Soda and Epsom Salt with Essential Oils blend. Soak for at least half an hour.

Psoriasis sufferers can also benefit from adding oatmeal to their baths in conjunction with using the Eczema and Psoriasis Bath Salt blend from Wild As The Wind.

As the primary healing action of Bicarbonate of Soda is to reduce itching, bathing in the Eczema and Psoriasis Bath Salt blend can also provide relief for people suffering from Shingles, Hives (Urticaria), Chickenpox etc. Higher concentrations of the bath salts will be required in relation to the seriousness of the condition.

As a rule of thumb, use approximately two cups of the Eczema and Psoriasis Bath Salt blend per inch of bath water, and soak for thirty minutes at the very minimum.

Urinary tract infections and Rectal Discomfort

Urinary tract infections, or UTIs and rectal discomfort caused by constipation (including piles / hemorrhoids) can really benefit from soaking in a Baking Soda bath. The alkalising effect of the baking soda can help  neutralise the acid in your urine, whilst also remove other contaminants and toxins, such as germs etc. It may also help in the relief of painful urination.

Constipation can also be alleviated by helping the anal sphincter to relax making a bowel movement more possible.

Fungal Infections Of The Skin

Fungal Infections of the skin are dramatically on the increase. Our beleaguered immune systems are being overwhelmed by modern drugs and environmental toxins, which in turn is allowing pathogenic invades to take a hold.

Salt is a great way of killing off bacterial invaders, but bicarb is exceptionally good at soothing and killing fungal infections. It is even a great way of speeding up toe nail fungus die-off, especially as hot baths increase the permeability of the hard-to-reach extremities of toe nails.

*Putting bicarb in your shoes will also help with athletes foot and toenail fungus, as will work this wonderful substance into the cuticle and top of infected toe nails. For athletes foot, just dust the bicarb between the toes in the morning and go about your day whilst it does it’s work. Also add Tea Tree Essential Oil, Myrrh Tea Tree Essential Oil or Oregano Tea Tree Essential Oil depending on the type and severity of your fungal infections.

Learn more about Fungal Infections & Essential Oils.

However, baking soda baths are only part of the story. Oregano Essential Oil, which is anti-fungal, anti-viral and anti-bacterial is the main part of any successfully treated skin and toenail fungal infection success story.

Bath Salts

The Wild As The Wind Bath Salt Range

The Wild As The Wind bathing salt range has been formulated to provide optimal health benefits at affordable prices and is packaged in entirely reusable and recyclable materials.

The bath salts are placed in an ultra-fine degradable plastic bag and then wrapped in an all natural heavyweight muslin that can be used for making nut butters, condiments and straining soups etc. It can, of course, also be used as a facial cloth to perform an impressive anti-ageing action on the skin.

The labels are vintage style luggage tags made from brown card and tied with cotton string. These are hand printed and hand written.

The Wild As The Wind Bath Salt Range is available from a number of outlets:

Wild As The Wind supply a number of shops in North Somerset and Bristol.

Disclaimer:

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Comments

  1. Haritha says:

    Hi
    Thank you for sharing in detail about each salt. I do my salt bath with regular salt and mostly lavender/tea tree oil. With the numerous benefits of epsom, Himalayan and Dead Sea salt with soda, I would like to try this combination of salts
    Can you please share in proportion of each salt and essential oils
    Thank you
    ?
    Hari

  2. Hi Hari, thanks for your question 🙂

    1ml of essential oil is equivalent to 20 drops of oil. I usually add 20 drops of either Lavender or Tea Tree to 1KG of salt. If you are going to use a different essential oil with the same intensity, or an even higher strength, then I would recommend adding a little oil to your bath also.

    Sweet Almond or Argan Oil would be ideal.

    Yes, bathing in salts with bicarbonate of soda is fantastic. I highly recommend it. It’s just so soothing for the skin! 🙂 I love the Psoriasis and Eczema blend. It smells wonderful 🙂 (add 10 drops of Geranium and 10 of Benzoin and a little bit of oil 🙂 )

  3. Hari, I forgot to ask… where did you find my article? Was it on a social media platform, or was there a link on a different website? Or did you just Google bath salts? I’d love to know. Thanks.

    • Hiya, Thanks for the great article. I’m not Hari but thought I’d answer your question anyway. I discovered your article by googling for health benefits of Dead Sea salt. I do have a question, however. At one point in your article you advise us to put Himalayan Salt in our drinking water because of its health benefits (which I already do) but in another breath you list around five poisons that are in the salt, including arsenic! These poisons don’t sound very healthy at all… so which is it? Your advice would be much appreciated.

      • Thank you Brenda , your reply bought me here again

      • Hi Brenda,

        There’s a couple of reasons to be concerned about drinking Himalayan Rock Salt, firstly, as you mentioned, there’s five or six undesirable constituents in the salt, including arsenic and cadmium etc, but, the current thinking is that, it’s also best not to supplement with iron… and Hialayan Rock Salt is pink because of the iron content. However, the reality is that salt in the water first thing in the morning is very healing for adrenals that are trying to cope with modern-day work, coffee and sugar stressors, not to mention pollution, xenoestrogens in everything, along with 85k other chemicals we’ve tipped into the environment since the turn of the last century, and lastly, and most importantly, they are finding plastic in sea salt, which used to be the viable alternative to adding pink salt to our drinking water.

        So sadly, because pink salt comes from a much more pristine source than other salts it’s still the preferred option for drinking water.

        The cadmium, arsenic and other toxins are in such small amounts that the body shouldn’t have too much of a problem filtering them out if you have a liver that functions properly and you eat enough vitamin rich veggies. In fact, all of the minerals are in such small amounts that none of them really impact us too greatly, but there’s no denying that pink salt is great for cleansing toxins from the body when we bathe in it.

        • Thanks, Rachel – very informative. I didn’t know about drinking it in the morning being healing for the adrenals. Personally, I’ve always added a pinch or so to every glass of water I drink on the advice I received from a book called ‘The Body’s Many Cries For Water’ (the author’s name eludes me – and it might even have been a later book of his) but he said that by adding a little salt it helps some of the water to stay in the body/cells, keeping us better hydrated. I shall continue with the pink salt. Thanks again!

    • Hi Rachel, so strange I only email alert after Brenda’s reply. I’m just checking your reply
      Thank you for sharing.
      Yeah I just googled for bath salts with Dead Sea and epsom

      • That’s peculiar! But, I’m glad you finally got to see my response, although I’m guessing you figured out your essential oil quantities a long time ago!?!?

        Best, Rachel 🙂

        • It’s good to learn from others experiences.
          I love your blog, this is the only place where I found the mix of Dead Sea and epsom salt, other blogs uses only one ingredient. Thank you for sharing your experiences. I’m a Pranic healer so love Salts

          • Fantastic! Really glad what I’ve written has been useful 🙂

            I really appreciate you telling me that you love the blog 🙂 Thanks 🙂

            Have you read Morning Detox Protocols? There’s more about pink salt in there, and other things you’re likely to find interesting 🙂 There’s a little about breathing at the end of it… perhaps you might like to add your favourite breathing exercise in the comments…?

            Thanks again,
            Rachel 🙂

          • I find interesting articles here, I will have to go through them. I’m based in USA.
            As a Pranic healer I practice and teach a abdominal breathing called Pranic breathing (6-3-6-3 inhale – hold-exhale-hold)
            A very powerful breathing technique which instantly relaxes when stressed/anxious

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