Bath Salts - Detoxing Bath

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Have you ever wondered what Epsom Salt is and where it comes from? According to WEBMD Epsom salt is named after Epsom, England where the natural minerals were origionally obtained.

Chemically, Epsom salt is known as 'magnesium sulphate'. This is not found naturally, so it has to be made from a suitable substance containing magnesium. The best substance is dolomite, an abundant rock found in the mountainous Dolomites region in Italy.

Epsom salt is commonly used as a beauty treatment. The mineral can be used to put in a warm bath, the Epsom salt will then dissolve into the bath releasing cleansing magnesium and sulfate into your detox bath water. My detox bath is usually  similar to the following.

"Combine 1-part Epsom salt to a 2-part baking soda – mixture creates this basic detox bath for one 30 minute soak. For a first detox bath, measure 1 cup of Epsom salt and 2 cups of baking soda." 

In my detox baths I also find it relaxing to add some natural essential oils, usually I ad 10 drops. Make sure you are using natural essential oils and not synthetic perfumes. This is because you will only have therapeutic benefits from the essential oils.


Alexander's "Dead Sea Salt" is derived from the "Dead Sea" in Israel it is extracted from an extraction process which involves evaporating the water until only the salts are left. The Dead Sea is popular with tourists who visit Israel because of its well known therapeutic effects. 

So what are the therapeutic effects of Dead Sea Salt and why is it beneficial to be bathing with Dead Sea Salts? Dead Sea Salt is high in magnesium content:

Magnesium is important for both combating stress and fluid retention, slowing skin aging, and calming the nervous system. Calcium is effective at preventing water retention, increasing circulation, and strengthening bones and nails. Potassium energizes the body, helps to balance skin moisture, and is a crucial mineral to replenish following intense exercise. Bromides act to ease muscle stiffness and relax muscles. Sodium is important for the lymphatic fluid balance (this in turn is important for immune system function). So we can see that bathing in high-quality sea salt could replenish the minerals that are critical to our skin metabolism. 

OUR Dead Sea Salt facts:
  1. Naturally extracted from Dead Sea in Israel.
  2. 8x more minerals than most sea water.
  3. Attracted spa lovers even before Roman times!
  4. Researchers have found that those patients with psoriasis who bathed for an hour a day in he Dead Sea improved by 88%
  5. Effective in treating allergies.

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