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The Magic Ingredients you should look out for in your Bath Salts

Posted by The Salt Box on 4th Apr 2019

We all love the idea of relaxing at the end of a busy day with a book in one hand, wine glass in the other and a warm bath filled with nourishing bath salts.

Although it couldn’t be easier to benefit from the natural remedies bath salts provide, not all are created equal. There are ingredients – both good and bad – that you should be looking out for in your bath salts before you soak. 

Bath Bliss. These are the ingredients you DO want to see in your bath salts…


Magnesium sulphate

Commonly called Epsom Salts, magnesium sulphate is one of the most popular ingredients in bath salts. The mineral is highly water soluble, allowing it to be effectively absorbed by the skin to take advantage of its healing and detoxing properties. Make sure your Epsom salt is 100% natural which is always the best and purest option for your body


In addition to helping to relieve skin conditions, such as eczema and other inflammations, the high magnesium content also makes it great for muscle pain relief, preventing cramps and stress management. Athletes love using magnesium sulphate after periods of strenuous physical activity, which adds to a relaxing and soothing bath experience.

Dead sea salts

Dead sea salts are extracted from the Dead Sea that's bordered by Jordan, Israel and The West Bank. Its high concentrations of salt make it one of the saltiest bodies of water on earth where swimming is more like floating, and thousands of people flock to the shores to benefit from a dip. Dad sea salts are only 8% sodium chloride, and rich in magnesium, potassium, iodine, calcium and bromide which can help improve blood circulation and provide therapeutic benefits to people who have psoriasis. acne, rhino-sinusitis, osteoarthritis as well as promoting relation of the mind.

Himalayan pink salts

Pink salts are one of the purest and therefore most luxurious forms of salt. Himalayan pink salts are mined from the Salt Range mountains in North Pakistan and contain upwards of 84 minerals making them one of the best natural sources of minerals. These minerals include calcium, magnesium, copper and iron, all of which provide benefits to our skin, muscles and minds when used as a bath salt.

Essential oils

Essential oils have been used in Eastern and herbal medicinal practices for years and provide many therapeutic benefits. Benefits range from relaxing to invigoration, digestion support to pain relief and more. At The Salt Box, we use a number of essential oils in our bath salts to aid the natural properties of salt, including Lavender and Citrus oils that have a calming effect on the mind and body while working to nourish your skin.

Bad Boos. And here’s what you DON’T want to find in your bath salts…


Synthetic chemicals

If there’s an ingredient on your bath salts ingredient list that is particularly long and complicated, there’s a good chance that it’s a synthetic ingredient and is not something you want to put your body in. We don't use any nasty artificial ingredients at The Salt Box, so you don’t need to fear any adverse reactions as you enjoy the benefits of our natural ingredients. We are one of only a few companies offering 100% natural salt to Australian consumers, with the vast majority of Epsom salt in Australia being manufactured in China.

Artificial colours and fragrances

Your skin is your bodies biggest organ, so it’s important to take the same precautions in caring for it as you do your internal organs. Artificial colours and fragrances are like junk food for your skin and can cause some pretty nasty side effects such as rashes, headaches and hyper-pigmentation. When choosing your bath salts, it’s best to make sure there are none used in its formula.

At The Salt Box, we’re proud to supply only the highest quality, 100% natural and personally sourced bath salts to deliver health and wellbeing benefits celebrated for over 2000 years. There are