Wednesday, January 7, 2009

The beauty of bath salts!

While bath salts provide an extremely healthy way to relax and heal the body, it's important to know how to properly use bath salts to recieve the full benefits of them.

Naturally harvested bath salts are the best to use--those that are collected without the use of chemicals and are dried naturally using nothing but good old fashioned sunshine.

The types of salts that are best for baths are said to be those collected from various places around the world and include but are not limited to: Dead Sea salts, Himalayan salts, Mediterranean Sea salts, Epsom salts, Pacific Sea salts, Bali Reef salts, and of course--Organic Sea Salts. These salts may be a combination of salts but are usually collected from the Dead Sea. Organic Sea salts are a dusty gray color and often will turn bath water a gray color as well, but this is harmless. Because of the organic content of the salts, they are usually very course to the touch and sight. Genesis Ethnic Body Care uses a mixture of Organic Dead Sea Salts and Epsom Salts in it's bath sachets. Dead Sea salts are some of the most diverse as far as minerals are concerned as it has approximately 21 minerals in it's composition!

Bath salts (especially those collected from the Dead Sea) are known to treat a variety of ailments, including but not limited to: arthritis, psoriasis, muscle tension, muscle aches, dry skin, rough skin, eczema and rheumatism. It is also extremely beneficial in improving blood circulation, healing of various skin traumas (cuts, burns, bruises, etc.) and it detoxifies impurities in the body through the skin as well.

It is important to remember that when using any salts in bath water, anything less than 1/2 cup with have very little theraputic benefit. It is suggested that naturally the more bath water you have, the more salts you use. But for general purposes 1/2 - 1 cup of salts per bath is recommended. Soak in the tub for 20 - 30 minutes, no more than 45, and do not rinse. Pat dry and relax!

Baths that have salt added provide a better physical and mental experience for the bather...so remember to add a generous amount of salts during each bathtime experience!

Genesis Ethnic Body Care's bath sachets weigh approximately 1/2 pound each, and are derived of approximately 3/4 cups of salts and 1/4 cup of herbs per sachet, which provides the perfect amount of salt and herb for a healthy bath.

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