Bath salts are among a growing list of designer drug products. They can be purchased online and in health food stores for their purported health benefits. The name derived from historical cases where the dead sea salt were disguised as bath salt. The crystals, white powders, or tiny crystals often look like Epsom salts, however, differ chemically.
Although Epsom salts have been used for years to treat various conditions including athlete's foot, dry skin, dandruff, as well as treating various disorders of the urinary tract, Epsom salts are not recognized by the FDA as safe for use. In fact, there have been reports that suggest that bath salt is used as a cover up for cocaine use. Also bath salt has been associated with drowning, hallucinations, convulsions, high blood pressure, seizures, heart attacks, and even death. Although bath salt can be an enjoyable pastime, it can also be dangerous.
Recently there has been an increase in the use of bath salts throughout the world. For example, there are bath salts that can help to alleviate PMS symptoms. Bath salts help to stimulate the endorphins, the "happy hormones" as well as reducing stress and depression. As with many bath products, however, there are some bath salts which can have adverse side effects. Some bath salts such as lavender oil, Rosemary, and chamomile contain a substance called terpenes, which can cause a rash, itching, or even stinging of the scalp if inhaled in large doses. Ingestion of these products may also lead to liver damage.
There is an alternative to bath salts that is growing in popularity. This alternative is bath oils. These bath oils are much like bath salt, except that they are not made with lye or soap. In fact, there are no lye or soap used in the process at all. Instead, the essential oils of the plant are infused into a carrier oil, which you massage into the body using the palms of your hands or the aromatherapy ball. The scent of the oil naturally permeates the skin, creating a soothing sensation.
With so many different essential oils on the market, choosing a scent that you enjoy is really simple. If you love lavender, you can find bath salts with this scent easily. If you enjoy the scent of roses, there are bath salts available that have this scent as well. If you enjoy the smell of bee pollen, you will be glad to know that there are bath products available that have this fragrance as well.
There are even bath salt dispensers available that have the option to add essential oils to the bath salt. If you prefer not to use the bath salt all of the time, this dispenser makes it easy to just draw bath water on your body as necessary. The pump uses a two-pronged action to dispense a fine spray of water. This feature saves time because there is no rinsing needed to clean out the essential oils that are infused into the bath salt. These bath products are convenient for anyone who wants to take a bath without having to worry about any type of mess.
With all of these wonderful options available, it is easy to see why bath products are becoming popular in today's world. No longer are they simply for decoration. Essential oils, bath salts, and bath toys are making it possible for anyone to create a relaxing, spa-like atmosphere in the bath. Rather than spending hours in the tub, people are finding that by using these unique bath products they are able to get a much better nights sleep, have more energy throughout the day, and feel rejuvenated after a long day.
As you can see, there are numerous benefits to using bath salts and essential oils together. They create a soothing environment in the bath that is ideal for relaxing and unwinding. They are inexpensive and easy to find. They are especially helpful in removing dead skin cells from the bath area so that new skin growth is possible.