Updated Aug, 2020:
The benefits of relaxation cannot be overstated. Add an effective body detox with relaxation and you are creating more health and wellness for yourself. Helping yourself unwind and detox can be as calm and cozy as your next bath, especially when you indulge in natural detox products best known for their wide array of benefits. Three particularly effective detox baths come with a bevy of benefits that extend beyond your body to additionally soothe your mind and spirit.
Himalayan Bath Salt
Edible Himalayan salt may be delicious on your scrambled eggs, and the bath salt version of the Himalayan treasure can be even more delicious for your body when you add it to your bath.
Himalayan bath salts come in the form of pink crystals culled from the depths of the Himalayan Mountains. Himalayan salt gets credit for being the purest salt on earth, according to WiseGeek.com, and the bath salts get credit for a wide range of bath time benefits.
Detoxification ranks as one of the top benefits of these pure Himalayan bath salts, but they can also replenish your body with essential nutrients. Since Himalayan bath salts contain 84 minerals that are naturally found in the human body, soaking in a hot bath opens your skin pores and allows the supplementary minerals to soak into your body through your skin.
A sweet soak can help improve the overall condition of your skin, revitalizing your body with potassium, magnesium and iodine, and working to alleviate a number of skin conditions. Fungal infections, psoriasis, eczema and athlete’s foot may respond well to a Himalayan bath salt soak, as may dry skin and swelling and pain caused by conditions such as arthritis.
Organic Essential Oils & Salt Baths
The benefits of a few drops of a good quality organic essential oil with salt in your bath is wonderful way to unwind, lower blood pressure and trigger the relaxation response. Below are four amazing oils that are safe for bathing and offer instant relaxation to muscles, nervous system and can improve mood.
Not into essential oils? Try a beautiful temple grade incense for a quick mood shift and easy meditative experience as you soak away daily stresses.
Mix just 2-4 drops of your favorite essential oil with 1 to 2 cups of epsom salt, sea salt or Himalayan salt in a wam bath to receive multiple benefits. Opt for a relaxing Himalayan bath salt soak and treat your body to a host of natural minerals that can both detoxify and revitalize. Mix in the healing power of the essential oils along with the soothing properties of aromatic essential oils and the benefits go even deeper.
Your body can receive a boost by choosing to make this a special time to really unwind. Essential oils are known for their anti-inflammatory properties to soothe muscle aches, pains or slight swelling. These include sweet birch, arnica, comfrey, juniper berry, rosemary and turmeric. Salts add to the soothing mix by providing relief for cramps and overall soreness.
Psychological benefits can come not just from the warm and cozy soaking, but from the highly aromatic mixture of essential oils. eucalyptus and peppermint are two more prime choices for a soothing sensory experience that leaves your mind and spirit as relaxed as your body.
Soak With Sound
Add some good vibes to your me time soak. Bring your favorite bluetooth speaker into the bathroom with you and tune into a Sound Journey, Hypnosis recording or your favorite relaxing music to continue to help you unwind in a deep subconcious way as well.
Do you have a himalayan singing bowl or crystal singing bowl? Bring it into the bathing area with you, if it is small enough you can float it in the water and enjoy watching the sound waves as you strike the bowl. If it is a little bigger position it where you can gently tap it and let the sound waves fill the room as you drift deeper into warm, unwinding comfort.