We are sure you have heard about salt baths and the benefits of adding them in your self care routine. Due to all the benefits of salt baths, we decided to formulate our own at Kali. When picking a salt bath product, it’s important to look for ones made with Epsom salt (also known as magnesium sulfate). This is the active ingredient that helps the body eliminate toxins and restore balance. Not only are there therapeutic benefits, there are also so many more reasons to add salt baths into your weekly self-care regimen.
Here are a few reasons salt baths are one of our favorite things to do and why you should start taking them:
#1 Salt baths create a space for relaxation. We know this is stating the obvious, but it’s true. Taking the time out of your busy day to relax in a warm bath can help our mental health more than you know. Make some tea, light some candles, and grab a book. Relax and enjoy the benefits of Epsom salt. Add some essential oils for extra benefits. We love Cornmint Essential Oil from Rocky Mountain Oils. This essential oil helps to balance thoughts and promotes positivity.
#2 Salt baths can boost your overall health. Studies have shown that salt baths can actually have health benefits similar to exercise such as improving cardiovascular health, reducing chronic inflammation, reducing constipation, and helping regulate blood sugar. Salt baths have also been shown to reduce muscle stiffness, headaches, aching joints, and even eczema.
#3 Salt baths can aid in getting more restful sleep. After soaking in a salt bath, it’s important to shower to help rid your body of toxins. Showering immediately after in colder water, causing a temperature change in your body, can actually improve sleep as well. Also, the salt exposure can help prevent the need to use the restroom in the middle of the night. Less disrupted sleep? Where do we sign up?
#4 Salt baths can increases your energy. Most of us are deficient in magnesium, which helps us manage stress. Soaking once a week in an epsom salt bath can balance out your magnesium levels helping with fatigue and getting better sleep.
#5 Salt baths can improve your skin. You will see that your skin feels very smooth after soaking in a salt bath. It helps remove impurities from your skin and adds moisture. Scrub your skin in the shower after your bath to remove dead skin cells. You will feel like a new person!
Here are a few tips before you jump into your salt bath:
- Pour salt into warm running water so it dissolves faster.
- Make sure to soak for at least 12-20 minutes to get the full benefits.
- Add your favorite essential oil for additional aromatherapy benefits.
- Make sure to shower after your salt bath to remove toxins from your body. A cold shower actually has more benefits.