The therapeutic benefits of taking a bath have been understood for centuries. While television commercials from the latter half of the nineteenth century depicted taking a bath as a soothing, relaxing experience, there really is more to it than that. The ingredients found in bath salts are credited with soothing powers that relieve tension, soften skin, ease muscle ache, and reduce pain.
Most bath salts contain some combination of sea salts, essential oils, and fragrance. The exact reasons behind the soothing benefits of bathing need a bit more investigation as the evidence is primarily derived from observational methodology. But do you really care? I know what I need to know and that is the one unequivocal fact that taking a bath simply makes me feel 100% better most of the time.
The fragrance emitting from the scented waters give me a mood boost that can include anything from an elevated sense of relaxation to a renewed sense of energy to an elated feeling of euphoria. Fragrance-related mood transformation is one of the benefits of taking a bath no matter how long you have to indulge in a nice hot soak. The essential oils in bath salts helps to soften and soothe dry or irritated skin.
The warm scented waters do soothe away my tension – both muscle and intellectual. Soaking up the sea salts, my body relaxes and so do my muscles. My back or leg pain is less evident and whether that is due solely to the sea salts or to the total combination of ingredients and the effect they have on my entire being is yet to be discovered. All I know is that a bath offers a unique experience like no other. If you don’t believe me, buy yourself a bath pillow, a few bath salts, a good book, a few scented candles, and maybe even a glass of wine and try this experience for yourself.
Recently, I was given the pleasure of trying out several bath salts produced by Herban Renewal. I received the 2-oz. size (they also come in a 10-oz. size) in the following scents: lavender, first rose, mint, and safflower. These are made with earth-friendly ingredients. I also received a sample of their hope lavender bath salts. A portion of the sales from the hope salts is given to the Cancer Services Network, a worthy cause.
This company also puts out a line of products aimed at the younger crowd, Arcelia. Similar to the soaps and lotions in this line, the bath salts are available in String Bikini, Calming Cucumber, and Mango Ole. They all smell great and include sea salts, sweet almond oil, jojoba oil, and fragrance.
One of the nicest aspects of the Herban Renewal line of bath salts is the fact that they feel sugary soft to the touch as you pour them out of the packaging and just as sugary soft when you step into the tub. The scent from each fragrance is mild so it does not overwhelm the senses, and they do linger afterward in a mild way. This allows you to use your own perfume, eau de toilet, or spray without competing against the bath salt fragrance.
It’s only $2.00 for the smaller size and $10.00 for the larger 10-oz. size, so these bath salts are more than affordable. Plus, you can always decide to purchase one of the Herban Renewal gift sets, which include bath salts in them. For more information, please visit: http://www.herbn-renewal.com.