Aromatherapy bath salt combines the healing properties of salt with the relaxing fragrance of aromatic oils, to bring about a deeper level of relaxation and relief from stress. Salt is well known for its healing and cleansing properties. It is believed to clear our energy fields from any toxic or harmful substances. A salt water bath is a miraculous way to cure oneself of body aches and joint pains. And aromatherapy has its own wonderful healing effects on our body through our olfactory system. Combined together, the two therapies make an excellent healing tool!
Not only does an aromatherapy bath salt help alleviate muscle and joint pain, and provide relief from stress and anxiety, it can also be used to cure various chronic skin conditions and other serious ailments like seborrhea, osteoarthritis and psoriasis. Dead Sea Salt is one of the most potent healing remedy for these diseases. Various research studies have also been conducted on it, reporting 80% relief from the pain after a bath with the Dead Sea Salt.
Apart from the Dead Sea Salt, there are various other salts, used as an aromatherapy bath salt. Some of them are:
The most basic salt, most easily available and very inexpensive. It contains a lot of minerals and is available in small, medium and coarse grains.
Clean, white, sparkling salt containing magnesium sulfate but no sodium chloride. It is great from removing toxins from your body and for releasing aches and pains.
European Spa Salt
Mainly composed of sodium chloride, this is one of the most expensive bath salts, harvested from the Mediterranean Sea.
Icelandic Brine Salt
Dissolves instantly, leaves skin feeling silky soft, relaxes sore and tired muscles and detoxifies your skin from dry, scaling skin conditions. It is gentle enough to be used for a baby’s bath.
Available in a unique crystalline form, it dissolves in water very quickly and retains the scents in bath salts for a longer period of time. Hence, it is always good to use 10% of this salt in each aromatherapy bath salt recipe of yours.
Same as the table salt, but larger and not iodized or treated with anti-caking additives.
Mainly used only as a complimentary salt in bath recipes. It takes a long time to dissolve because of its large size.
Hawaiian Red Salt
High in iron oxide, with a rusty red color, this salt has healing properties for sore throats, gum infections, wounds, body aches and muscle sprains.
Black Sea Pink Salt
Provides pain relief from rheumatism, psoriasis, arthritis, eczema and muscle strain. This unique luxury salt also improves the health of the skin.
Make Your Own Bath Salts
Apart from the above mentioned bath salts, you can make your own special bath salts by mixing two or more of these salts together to get a more beneficial result. Or you can use the salts in combination with essential aroma oils, to create your own aromatherapy bath salt recipes.
For example, try using 10 drops of a soothing essential oil, like Lavender, Rose or Jasmine, with 2 cups of Epsom Salt or Sea Salt. Also add some moisturizing carrier oil like sweet almond, olive oil or coconut oil. Use this blended aromatherapy bath salt mixture, and see the difference in the results.