Himalayan Bath Salts
Our body has the potential to benefit from the detoxifying and healing properties of Himalayan Salt through the skin, known as transdermal therapy. Transdermal therapy allows the body to rapidly absorb a substance into the bloodstream for fast and effective benefit at a cellular level. A therapeutic Himalayan Salt bath can help rejuvenate the mind, muscles and skin and is well recognised for its benefits for treating skin disorders.
The skin’s key to balance and rejuvenation
The purifying and detoxifying qualities of a Himalayan Salt bath can benefit the skin and body. Toxins are released from the body through reverse osmosis while the minerals in Himalayan Salt are absorbed through the skin. A Himalayan Salt bath balances the skin’s pH, and is recognised for its ability to promote cellular regeneration and hydrate the skin, leaving it feeling soft and smooth. A Himalayan Salt bath allows salt to be stored in the upper callous layer of the skin and binds water, maintaining the natural protective layer of the skin, preventing it from drying out. Because Himalayan Salt is sterile, it helps to cleanse the skin of bacteria which aids the body in its natural healing processes.
Benefits of a Himalayan Salt bath
Himalayan Bath Salts can be particularly helpful for treating skin conditions, replenishing the mineral levels in the body, and cleansing the body of toxins.
- Treatment for dry and irritated skin, including eczema and psoriasis, due to Himalayan Salt’s ability to balance the pH level of the skin
- Help for healing wounds, blisters and acne. Himalayan Salt’s purifying qualities sterilise the skin and support the body’s natural healing processes
- Relief from muscle soreness and cramps. Minerals and trace elements in Himalayan Salt can help to heal soft muscle tissue and fortify bone, skin and connective tissue
- Relief from stress and tension and increased energy due to the restoration of essential minerals in the body.
Using Himalayan Bath Salts
Dissolve two or more cups of Himalayan Bath Salts in a warm bath and soak for at least 20-30 minutes to allow the body to absorb the beneficial minerals. The longer you spend in a Himalayan Salt bath, the more minerals your skin can absorb as it softens. To get optimum benefit, avoid rinsing off afterwards as the minerals will continue to be absorbed into the skin. If you are using a high quantity of Himalayan Bath Salts or have sensitive skin, rinse off afterwards to avoid irritation. At least 2-3 baths per week will provide optimal results.
Combining different types of Bath Salts in your bath can be an effective way of enjoying multiple health benefits.
If you are pregnant or have any health concerns, check with your doctor first.