#10: Get rid of dangerous toxins
While we bathe in warm water, our pores open up allowing our skin to be cleansed from the inside out. Detoxifying the skin this way leaves it feeling softer and more supple.Every day we are exposed to countless toxins – from our food, our air, our water and our personal care and household products.
It’s estimated that we come into contact with anywhere between 700,000 and 2.1 million different toxic chemicals a day!
A 2012 study, carried out at the University of California, indicates that the average person is regularly being exposed to cancerous levels of toxins like arsenic, dioxins, and DDE – with 100% of children tested exceeding cancer benchmark levels for these chemicals.
When we bathe in a salt solution, we help to pull some of these toxins out of our skin through a process called reverse osmosis.
Bathing lowers blood pressure and gives you chance to escape from your busy lifestyle. Our bodies relax and our minds can wander away, leaving the troubles of the day behind.
#8: Taking small moments of luxury for ourselves is self-care, self-care is the key to our individual successes.
Take a bath with body oil added with your salts and to add to the atmosphere, line your tub with scented candles. Not only will the fragrances add a nice touch to your bathing experience – you’ll emerge not only smelling fresh and clean but feeling emotionally balanced.
#7: You’ll Sleep Like A Log
Bathing has been proven to lead to a better night’s sleep and for some, even cure insomnia. Have a bath before bedtime, and you’ll get a restful, uninterrupted night of sleep.
At the end of a long day, especially if you exercise, our muscles can feel tight and tense. Bathing helps to loosen and relax the muscles, soothing away any aches and pains.
#5: Time To Yourself Is Important
Bathing can bring us the restful solitude we need to reflect and relax. Close the door on the outside world and disappear for a while, you’ve earned it.
When you need some time alone with that special person in your life, bathing together is a wonderfully sensual activity. If you take a bath together it makes an inexpensive, pleasurable way to enjoy each others company.
#3: You’ll Look Younger.
It’s not just about that lovely colour you’ll get in your cheeks from all that steam and warmth, it’s about how your skin will soften and become smoother! Bathing in natural salts helps to reduce the look of fine lines and other signs of aging, which helps us to feel and look years younger.
#2: Clear Your Sinuses & Experience Respiratory Relief
In both balneotherapy (the treatment of disease by bathing in mineral springs and thalassotherapy (the use of seawater in cosmetic and health treatment), inhaling steam from salt water is an established treatment for acute and chronic respiratory problems.
If you’re enduring sinus infections or blockages, allergies such as hayfever or a chesty cough, run yourself a nice warm (not hot!) bath and enjoy the healing vapors. For added relief, a squirt of of Energy Oil (with its invigorating component eucalyptus oil) will act as a powerful decongestant, and even help control a cough.
#1: Beat Bloating
Salt baths have proven to be effective in helping combat water retention and stop bloating. By drawing water as well as toxins from the body it is possible to experience a temporarily slimmer waist and reduced thigh size. A ten minute salt bath before an event or big occasion could be all you need to feel and look your best.