In a previous article, I explained how bath salts can improve your well-being and help you cope with the many stresses of life. At that time, bath salts were simply known as sea salt. This type of salt is still popular today, but bath salts containing magnesium sulfate (also known as Epsom salt or red rock salt) have gained popularity as a way to treat a wide variety of conditions and symptoms. These benefits include:
Dead Sea salt contains a variety of beneficial minerals such as sodium, sulfur, potassium, iron, calcium, zinc, and manganese. It also contains high amounts of magnesium, trace minerals, zinc, selenium, and phosphorous. Many of the beneficial minerals found in Dead Sea salt are the same as those found in regular table salt. It also contains high amounts of magnesium, selenium, and zinc, which are all important for maintaining healthy cells and maintaining good overall health. Because it contains so many beneficial minerals, it’s often referred to as “The Grandfather of Shampoo”.
In addition to bath salt, Dead Sea salt has been shown to help reduce inflammation and swelling from arthritis and joint pain. The salt has also been shown to reduce acne. As with many of the holistic remedies I discuss here, it is important to note that there is no single essential oil that is universally effective for every condition. A good recommendation is to experiment with several essential oils and see what works best for your skin.
There are a number of different ways to add essential oils to bath salt. Some of these methods include: o adding essential oils directly to the table salt (recommended) or mixing a small amount of table salt with mineral water and then applying that to the skin. o Mixing a small amount of salt and baking soda together and then using it as a face mask. o Adding rosewater and then mixing that into the bath salt. o Mixtures of lemon juice and salt can be added to any liquid that needs moisture and then worked into a paste with the fingers.
In addition to Dead Sea salt, many alternative medicine practitioners recommend using other natural ingredients to help your skin. Some of these are listed below. All of these ingredients have been found to have anti-inflammatory properties and may help reduce the risk of heart disease and lower blood pressure. However, you should talk with your health care provider before taking any of these products.
Besides Dead Sea salt, many alternative medicine practitioners recommend the use of sea salt. Sea salt contains magnesium and zinc. Magnesium increases blood pressure while zinc increases the effectiveness of antioxidants. It’s best to choose a salt with a high concentration of magnesium so that you get the best benefits from these two minerals. Natural sea salt tends to have a higher concentration of magnesium than table salt.
If you’ve ever gone shopping for table salt, then you know that there are many different varieties. Each type of salt has its own set of beneficial minerals. If you shop around, you will probably find a variety of sea salts available. In addition to Dead Sea salt, there are also Epsom salts and Celtic sea salt. These types of salts do not contain any of the above-mentioned minerals.
Another way to naturally help with blemishes is to use a mixture of lemon juice and running water. To do this, mix the juice and water in a bowl and then add a few drops of essential oil. Add this to a shallow bath. Sit back and relax. While the salt is still in the water, you can apply lemon juice over acne scars to help with healing and dissolve faster.