Why you should add salt to your bath
Bathing has been part of our lives since the dawn of civilisation. Born out of the necessity to keep ourselves clean, the ritual of bathing offers so much more. A connection with water makes us feel good and helps us relax. And adding salt to your bath can offer amazing benefits for your skin, physical health and wellbeing.
The benefits of salt bathing
There’s nothing like bathing in the ocean’s salty waters. Seawater has a transformative effect on the body – hydrating skin, soothing soreness and releasing tension.
Salt bathing is a simple way to recreate the ocean experience at home. It’s what originally gave rise to the birth of the spa – which stands for sanitas per aqua, or health through mineral water. For centuries, spas have used water therapy to heal and hydrate our bodies while creating mental space to escape the daily grind.
Your body needs minerals
Adding salts to your bath supercharges the water, exposing the body to essential minerals that can get depleted through stressful lifestyles. These minerals are needed for numerous chemical reactions that are happening all the time in our bodies. It’s well-known that mineral deficiencies can have an adverse effect on our wellbeing, and leave us vulnerable to skin conditions.
In the space of a 20-minute soak, these vital minerals can be absorbed beyond the surface of the skin (through a process called transdermal absorption).
Whether it’s during an everyday bath routine or self-care Sunday soak, a handful or two of Sea Magik salts will help replenish lost minerals, leave skin feeling soft and your body refreshed from head to toe.
Balance your skin health
Dead Sea Spa Salts, with their high concentration of natural minerals, can help hydrate skin and alleviate skin conditions such as eczema or psoriasis. Sea Magik’s pure concentrated Magnesium Spa Flakes are ideal for everyday use as they provide the body with vital levels of essential magnesium.
For deep cleansing and purifying, Himalayan Spa Salts support your skin’s natural detoxification process. And Epsom Spa Salts are your ultimate all-rounder, reducing swelling and relieving tired, aching muscles in addition to repairing and conditioning the skin.
If you’re seeking the ultimate sensory spa bathing experience, don’t forget Sea Magik’s 100 per cent naturally fragranced salts. Available in two varieties – Activated Charcoal Salts and Turmeric Serenity Salts – these blends of pure salt with essential oils and additional herbs and minerals will relax the mind and uplift the senses.
Salt therapy at home
Sea Magik are experts in salt bathing, working with leading spas worldwide since 1981. Salt bathing is safe and gentle on all skin types, including for young children and those with sensitive skin.
So support your skin with a new salt bathing ritual – and feel the benefits all year round.
Sea Magik 1kg salts are 100 per cent natural, vegan, cruelty-free and packaged using 25 per cent less plastic than regular pouches. Available in Holland & Barrett stores nationwide and online at hollandandbarrett.com.