I have done over research on the benefits of taking baths with salts. In Pranic Healing it is advised to take Salt Bath daily. The main benefit for salt baths is DETOX. In Indian Traditional Medicinal System it is advised to detox our body before taking medicine. Salt bath is one of the methods. Most people are full of toxins due to eating processed food, chemicals in cosmetics and household products and lack of healthy habits like exercise and drinking water. Toxin build up can really tax the immune system and organ function. On a superficial level, toxins rear their ugly heads through cellulite, acne, puffiness and even skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis and rashes. Of course we should all eat better, drink more water, exercise and cut down our exposure to chemicals to rid our bodies of toxins, but that’s all easier said than done. How about we commit to taking 2-3 salt baths a week? That’s an easy commitment if you ask me!
The skin is our largest organ. It’s function is to absorb, filter and deliver. The skin is the window to our internal health. When someone suffers from skin conditions that is a sign that something is wrong internally. Our skin comes in contact with everything. That’s why detoxing is so very important.
Epsom Salt + Pink Himalayan Salt = Detox Deluxe
There are two popular options for salt baths-Epsom salt and Pink Himalayan salt. There are a few differences between the two. The two main minerals in Epsom salt are calcium and magnesium. Himalayan salt contains 82 other nutrients besides the ones found in Epsom salt. Himalayan salt is anti-microbial, anti-fungal, and anti-bacterial. Himalayan salt produces negative ions. When these ions heat up they attach to positively charged ions in the air such as pollutants, dust, allergens and bacteria and neutralize them. Hence, Salt lamps, Himalayan salt is known to reduce inflammation which is so helpful for those suffering from arthritis or muscle soreness.
Bath salts contains magnesium, sulphate, potassium, calcium, bromide, and of course, sodium. All these minerals are extremely beneficial to our bodies. These minerals are easily absorbed through our skin and can actually detox and support our bodies on a molecular level. When we think of organs that detoxify our systems, the liver, kidneys and the gut first come to mind, but did you know the skin is a detoxifying organ? Salt baths encourage the skin to pull toxins out of the body and excrete them through the skin. Epson salt is full of magnesium. Most people are deficient in magnesium and this leads to toxin build up, constipation, low energy and even stress. Raising magnesium levels is one of the biggest benefits of taking salt baths.
Benefits of taking a Salt Bath
On a purely visual level-Espom salt can greatly improve the appearance of skin. Taking a warm bath opens the pores, allowing the minerals in the bath to thoroughly cleanse the skin. Bathing in a solution of warm water and bath salts will work to draw out impurities, pollution, oil and dirt from the skin. Bath salts can even be an effective anti aging tool! Regular salt baths can decrease the appearance of fine lines by plumping the skin and balancing moisture.