MINERAL SALTS support the general health and optimal function of the body by regulating muscular and cellular function, blood pressure, digestion, detoxification, nutrient absorption, and fluid balance.
Salt derived from evaporated sea water is also referred to as Solar Salt. Dead Sea Salt is one example. Pink Himalayan Salt is harvested from the foothills of mountainous regions and are also considered to be Solar Salt. Salts are composed largely of two elements that are essential for human life, Sodium and Chloride. They work to support the general health and optimal function of the body in numerous ways. Minerals are elements that form naturally and are composed of chemicals that result in crystalline structures. Unlike non-salt baths, which dehydrate skin and cause pruning, salt water replicates conditions that are necessary for skin to remain balanced. Salt water prevents the skin from losing moisture.
When mineral salts are combined with essential oils in a bath, the scented bath water creates an aromatherapy experience that works to naturally detoxify, soothe pain and inflammation, relax tightness in the muscles and chest, ease physical and mental stress, soften skin, clear congestion, and energize the mind and body.
ESSENTIAL OILS are the vaporescent liquids that are distilled from plants. They embody the regenerating, oxygenating, and immune-strengthening properties of plants. The molecular size of essential oils allow them to penetrate cell membranes to be absorbed quickly by the skin. Essential oils contain oxygen molecules that help to transport nutrients to the starving human cell. Essential oils are also very powerful antioxidants, which create an unfriendly environment for free radicals. Essential oils are antibacterial, anticancer, antifungal, anti infectious, antimicrobial, anti-tumor, anti-parasite, antiviral, and antiseptic. Essential oils detoxify the cells and blood in the body to help promote emotional, physical, and spiritual healing.
HERBS are plants that are prized for their scent, flavor, and medicinal benefits. The general benefits of herbs strengthen the immune system with anti-inflammatory properties. Herbs are rich in antioxidants, phytosterols, vitamins, and other nutrient substances that equip the body to fight against toxins and germs. The healing properties of herbs vary, but usually most of the them are carminative, diaphoretic, lipolytic, antiseptic, digestive, and a stimulant when taken in the correct dosage. Water alone heals and soothes, but adding herbs to the bath increases the benefits.
CLAY is rich in minerals derived from water, plants, soil, rocks, and volcanic ash. The clay has been compounded and slowly grounded into extremely fine particles. These particles are deposited by river banks and lake beds near underground water channels. The color signifies the different concentrations of mineral in the clay. Green clay contains high levels of calcium, magnesium, potassium, sodium, iron, silica, and plant materials. Red clay contains iron, and black clay contains iron, zinc, and sulfur. Clay has been used therapeutically for thousands of years in soothing semi-liquid mud baths for its ability to remove toxins from the body.