The Benefits of Bath Salts
Salts are excellent for softening, hydrating, soothing and reviving tired or dull skin. With the harsh winter weather taking its toll, the natural texture of salt makes it a great exfoliator for elbows, knees and heels. Salts help to remove toxins from the body, re-mineralise skin and soothe the symptoms of dry skin. Some salts are also said to hold anti-aging properties due to their high magnesium content, increasing cell turnover whilst keeping skin looking fresh and feeling supple.
Different salts have their own unique mineral compositions and thus different health and beauty benefits – so which is the right salt for you?
Dead Sea Bath Salts
The Dead Sea has been a place of natural healing since ancient times, with Dead Sea Salt rumoured to have been a favourite of the Egyptian Cleopatra over 5,000 years ago. It is the deepest salt-lake in the world and is naturally rich in the health-restoring minerals potassium and magnesium, amongst others. Therapeutic and skin-calming, this mineral salt is perfect for soaking away the aches and pains of the day. Further, Dead Sea Salt has fantastic anti-inflammatory properties and is a natural defender of the immune system, helping to fight off pesky cold and flu viruses.
Peacock Salt’s Dead Sea Bath Salts are sourced directly from the Dead Sea and are available in a fine or coarse grain, perfect for body scrubs or bath salts. Containing a naturally occurring mix of essential minerals, Dead Sea Bath Salts are a necessary addition to any winter routine.
Epsom salts have found much celebrity interest in recent years, with the likes of Elle MacPherson and Victoria Beckham praising its regenerative qualities. Also known as magnesium sulphate, Epsom salts are perfect for eliminating bodily toxins and are renowned for soothing aching muscles and relieving joint pain. They are often used as a home remedy for the symptoms of arthritis, post-gym muscle tension, and to relieve painful bruises or sprains.
Magnesium Chloride Flakes
Magnesium Chloride Flakes are known for their antiseptic properties, ideal for a calming soak that de-stresses body as well as mind. Magnesium Chloride Flakes are commonly used to combat skin problems such as eczema and psoriasis, soothing and enhancing its’ natural barrier function whilst soaking up mineral hydration.
Magnesium Chloride Flakes are said to improve sleeping patterns with their soothing, anti-inflammatory properties. For even further relaxation, why not try mixing your favourite natural oil into your bath for a soothing wind-down at the end of a busy day.
Himalayan Pink Rock Salt
Himalayan rock salt is mined from salt seams formed around 600 million years ago from an evaporated inland sea. Rich in calcium, sodium, potassium and around 80 other trace minerals, it gets its pink hue from its iron content. Adding Himalayan Pink Rock Salt to your bath is guaranteed to give relaxation, melting away the worries of the day whilst drawing out toxins and deep cleansing the skin.
Himalayan Pink Rock Salt is not only a product for the bath, however. Peacock Salt have been supplying Himalayan salt blocks for Salt Wall features since 2014. These Salt Walls have a myriad of purposes, from the creation of breathing rooms for the treatment of respiratory problems, to holistic therapy and yoga rooms. The blocks are carved from ancient salt seams, boasting over 80 different trace minerals with a range of health benefits.
For further information on our cosmetic bath products, please contact: Gillian.Cooke@peacocksalt.co.uk