5 Healthy Reasons to take a Sea Salt Bath
1. You'll decrease stress.
Soaking in warm bath with the high concentration of health promoting minerals found in the Dead Sea increases your circulation and supports detoxification in your body by removing toxic byproducts.
2. You'll improve insomnia.
Almost 6 out of 10 Americans report having insomnia at least a few nights a week. From a nutritional perspective, magnesium deficiency can play a role in poor sleep. Taking a bath with magnesium-rich Dead Sea salts allows you to absorb magnesium effectively through your skin and helps support a good night's sleep.
3. You can relieve arthritis pain.
Controlled studies conducted over the last 10 years have demonstrated that treatments with Dead Sea salts dissolved in regular bath water have a positive effect on osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and psoriatic arthritis. In a German study of patients with osteoarthritis, soft tissue swelling, pain, and range of motion improved significantly after two weeks of soaking in a Dead Sea salt bath for 20 minutes a day.
4. You'll improve psoriasis.
Multiple studies have shown that people that suffer from psoriasis improve with regular Dead Sea salt baths. One study looked at 50 patients who were treated for 3-4 weeks, taking 3-4 baths each week. In as little as one week, many patients treated with 10% salt concentration in their baths experienced marked improvement, including relief from itching and skin scaling.
5. Goodbye, eczema!
A 2005 study out of Germany found that patients with eczema/atopic dermatitis benefited greatly from bathing in a Dead Sea salt solution. Patients with active eczema soaked one arm in a Dead Sea salt solution and their other hand in tap water for 15 minutes a day for 6 weeks. Soaking in Dead Sea salt solution significantly improved skin barrier function, hydration, and inflammation compared with the tap water-treated side.
Healing Dead Sea Salt Soak
Before you soak ask you family to not disturb you! Claim this time for yourself. Even make yourself some tea or get yourself a glass of wine.
1. Fill your bath tub with warm water and add some rose petals to your bath.
2. Light some candles.
3. Add 1 cup of Dead Sea Salt to the tub.
4. Add 10 drops of lavender or chamomile
5. Relax and enjoy for at least 20 minutes.
Nourished Salt Scrub
1 cup Dead Sea salts
1/2 cup almond or jojoba oil
10 drops of your favorite essential oil
Pour the salt into a mixing bowl and slowly add the oils. Mix well. This makes enough for three treatments. Apply to your skin, and massage it in well before bathing or showering.