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A Guide to Himalayan Bath Salts: Revive, Restore and Pamper

Posted by The Salt Box on 1st Feb 2018

From their origins in the Himalayan Mountains, Himalayan pink salts have proved themselves to be incredibly versatile resources in any household. These salts have since moved from their mountain home and into many of our recipes and kitchen counters, their unique and refreshing flavour have fast become a culinary favourite. But beyond their uses in the kitchen, these mineral rich crystals have boundless health benefits when added to your beauty regime, from relaxation to detoxification.

When it comes to indulgence, nothing beats a long soak in Himalayan bath salts. Packed with rich minerals, they are fantastic for anything from relaxation to detoxification.

What Are The Health Benefits of Himalayan Bath Salts?

Himalayan pink salt is incredibly pure, and is one of the best sources of natural minerals on the planet. Aside from the cleansing properties of sodium chloride (of which makes up the majority of all salts), pink salt boasts upwards of 84 minerals, including calcium, magnesium, copper and iron. These have a range of benefits for your body.

  • When added to your bath or used as a light scrub in warm water Himalayan bath salts have been known to minimise fine lines, cellulite and reduce inflammation.
  • When combined with essential oils, Himalayan bath salts can induce a state of calmness and promote better sleep by reducing stress within the body.
  • By adding pink salt to a warm bath, they can encourage arteries to expand, increasing blood flow and circulation.
  • They have also been proved to act as deep cleaning agents. When used an an exfoliating scrub, you can be assured that you will leave your skin not only clean but silky smooth. When run lightly across the surface of problem areas, the salt slowly removes dead skin and blemishes.
  • For puffy extremities and tight skin, a Himalayan bath salts might be just what you need. The minerals present can help aid in detoxification and the elimination of toxins and chemicals in the body.
  • Himalayan Bath Salts & Natural Medicine?

    Aside from beautification, Himalayan salts have long been used in a medicinal capacity, mainly to help treat aching muscles and pain. There is also research to suggest that the salts have positive effects on the adrenals and thyroid conditions, which helps balance your hormones. Since the beginning of the exploration into the many properties of Himalayan salts, its effects for pain relief and muscular restoration have been at the forefront of the conversation.

    Using Himalayan Bath Salts With Essential oils

    A few tablespoons in a bath is all you need when looking to tap into the incredible properties of these minerals and, when combined with the rich and soothing aroma of essential oils, can take your pampering experience to a whole new place.

    Aromatherapy has long been used for relaxation and restoration. Lavender oil has a powerful calming effect and can encourage deeper sleep, while lemongrass and citrus oils can energise and rejuvenate. Placing a few drops in with your salt and letting it infuse prior to your bath will make for a more powerful and longer lasting aroma. For a chesty cough or blocked sinus a few drops of eucalyptus oil mixed in with your salts can do wonders, clearing your blocked airways and loosening any nasties so you can breathe easy. 

    Tip: This is a great gift idea! A jars of himalayan pink salt mixed with your loved one’s favourite scent is a lovely gesture.

    The great thing about these salts is that you can use as little or as much as you want, for those looking for a deeper and more intense detox or relaxation experience up to a cup of salt can do the trick, but for those looking for a light compliment to their usual routine, a few tablespoons work just fine. See our range of Himalayan bath salts here.