Natural sea salt is rich in minerals. When showering, our skin, through osmotic pressure, absorbs natural mineral salts and expels toxins.
Sea salt bath helps to reduce pain and soreness, relax tense muscles, soothe inflammation, improve circulation and hydrate tissues.
For skin diseases (e.g. eczema) you can apply salt water locally with the help of a spray bottle. Add two drops of Tea Tree oil, a powerful antiseptic.
1. Take a bucket of water. Water should be about 36-37 degrees C (body temperature).
2. Add a handful of sea salt. Dissolve the salt.
3. Add 3-5 drops of natural aromatic oil(s) and mix.
4. Use a dipper to pour water over your body. Simultaneously gently massage the skin with your other hand.
5. At the end of the procedure, you can wash off the remaining salt with fresh water. The fresh water should be cooler that the salt bath. Alternately, if salt does not irritate your skin, allow your skin to air dry, wear a cotton gown and rest for 20 min.
Salt bath is beneficial in:
For convalescing patients
To stimulate the immune system
Salt bath is contraindicated in:
Essential Oils for Salt Water Bath
What oils to use? It depends on your personal preference and the psychological effect you want to achieve. Here are some suggestions:
Soothing, Calming Bath – Rose, Lavender, Sandalwood, Neroli, Bergamot, Orange, Chamomile.
Romantic Bath – Rose, Jasmine, Ylang-Ylang, Patchouli.
Energizing Bath – Rosemary, Eucalyptus, Lemon, Peppermint, Basil.
Mood uplifting bath – Lemon, Lemon Grass, Tangerine, Tea Tree, Peppermint, Cedar Wood, Eucalyptus, Ginger, Geranium, Bergamot.
Grounding bath – Patchouli, Cinnamon, Spikenard.
Spiritually Purifying Bath – Spikenard, Sage, Sandalwood.
Spiritually Uplifting Bath – Frankincense, Myrrh, Lavender.
Healing Bath – Cedar Wood, Juniper Berry, Tea Tree, Sandalwood, Patchouli.