•Get Back to Bathing|
The Romans knew it, as did the Victorians. Throughout the ages different cultures have all been aware of the importance of regular bathing. Bathing used to be a social event, where the great and the good relaxed together, discussed politics, the events of the day and even conspired to overthrow emperors. The ancients also recognized the health benefits of a good soak too. Of course, in today’s world we are far more private and bathing is a personal act, but it’s also becoming something that too...
•Selecting a Bath Salt that's Right for You
With so many bath salts to choose from, the question you may have is: Which salt is best for me? The answer depends on what you are looking for in a bath salt. To help you decide, we've highlighted some of our best selling soaks based on the benefits they can provide.
If you are looking to take a nice, relaxing bath to ease the stresses of the long day or to help you sleep well while softening your skin, our Sleep Lavender Bath Salts are a great choice.
For a detoxifying bath, our Minera®...
•The Benefits of Sea Salts: Bring the Ocean Home!
It makes sense that we are drawn to water when experiencing stress of anxiety. We know that nothing feels better than soaking in a tub full of warm water at the end of a long workday. What many people don’t know, however, is there are scientific reasons behind our natural inclination towards water as a healing agent.
Water makes up 70% of the human body and performs valuable functions, including flushing toxins from our cells, softening our skin, hydrating and lubricating our organs and...
•Tired, Achy Muscles? Take a Bath!
The holidays are a time of excess - lots of parties, time spent with friends and family, and tons of good food. To combat any unwanted weight gain during the season, it’s a good idea to squeeze some exercise into your busy schedule. You’ll not only stay healthy and trim, you’ll be less likely to overindulge at parties when you see the rewards of all your hard work.
But while you’ll feel and look better, you will have to contend with one side-effect: muscle soreness. After rigorous activity...
•Insomia - how can bath salts help?
You go to bed early one evening – around 10 pm. You have a long day ahead of you and want to make sure you get at least 8 hours of rest. You hit the pillow, close your eyes, and thoughts of the impending workday fill your mind. Then, your thoughts drift to your mother. Then, to the errands you have to run. You feel uncomfortable. What can you do with your left arm so it’s not directly underneath you? You shift to your stomach.
You open your eyes and it’s 12:00 am and you’re still wide...
•Tap into your creative side- Make your own Easter gifts!
Thinking of giving a little something to family, friends or co-workers for Easter? Sure, you could always find a quick gift- some kind of candy or trinket. But, if you really want to give them something special, something they'll both use and benefit from, how about giving them a bottle of salts?
You can easily put together a bottle of bath salts or chef salts:
1. Select your bottle or jar (choose plastic or glass) from our packaging options.
2. Fill the bottle or jar with chef salts...
•Treat your Locks with Sea Salt
Sea Salt is full of minerals that are essential for healthy, beautiful hair.
Our Minera Dead Sea Salt contains Magnesium, Potasium and Sulfates which are known to strengthen hair and regulate circulation. It also contains Calcium which is vital for healthy hair growth.
Though not a sea salt, our Epsoak Epsom Salt is a pure compound of Magnesium Sulfate. This salt is very beneficial for hair as well.
Here are some common hair problems that can be tended to by using Sea...
•A quick trip around The World of bath salts
Bath salts come from all over the world, and are as unique as their origins. Each type of bath salt carries its own benefits, provided the salts are used in their natural, raw form. Bath salts can come from the rich waters of the Dead Sea, or from hidden sea beds in the heart of the Himalayas. Salts are also mined closer to home - in the Pacific ocean.
What makes all these salts different from one another, and how do you choose the right salt for you?
Bath salts from the Dead Sea are...
•Ten Reasons to Take a Salt Bath Tonight!
#10: Your Skin Will Thank You.
Bathing in warm water opens up pores and cleanses your skin from the inside out, leaving you soft and supple. Bathing also lifts out harmful toxins, so your skin is fresh and unbelievably clean.
#9: You Will Be Free of Stress.
Bathing actually lowers blood pressure and provides an excellent respite from your busy routine. Your body will relax and your mind has a chance to wander, leaving the stress of the day behind.
#8: You’ll Smell Fabulous
Take a bath...
Sodium chloride (salt) is the chemical compound NaCl. Composed of the elements sodium and chloride it is one of the most basic molecules on earth. Salt is so simple and plentiful that we almost take it for granted. Approx. 68% of the world's surface is covered by the world's oceans and seas. Ocean water is approx. 3.5% salt concentration. That means that if the oceans dried up completely, enough salt would be left behind to build a 180-mile-tall, one-mile-thick wall around the equator!
•Soaking in Your Own Dirt
You’ve probably heard it before. You tell a friend you took a nice, long relaxing bath, and her response is: “But when you take a bath, aren’t you just soaking in your own dirt?”
Let’s examine this argument for a minute. Chances are you’re not squeaky clean when you first step into the tub. You lie there and soak – for 15, 20 minutes. There’s a ring on the tub when you’re done. Ewww, gross.
But hold on - the ring on the edge of your tub is a good thing, and here’s why. Bathing is an...
•History Of The Dead Sea
For centuries, people have flocked to the Dead Sea to enjoy the benefits of soaking in its mineral-rich, salt filled waters. The Dead Sea has been recognized for its amazing health benefits, and has been enjoyed by everyone from the ancient Egyptians, who used products from the area in their mummification processes, all the way up to current spas and health centers.
The Dead Sea has gone by many names. The Dead Sea was originally named after a nearby town and referred to as the "Sea of...
•Dead Sea Geology
The Geology of the Dead Sea
Located between North Africa and West India, the Dead Sea region is one of the most geologically fascinating parts of the world. The rich natural history is evident in the leftovers: minerals and compounds we now use in medicine, cosmetics, and healing.
Chalk it Up to History
The bones and exoskeletons of the animals who lived here were compressed and refined over time, creating what is now layers of phosphoric chalk. Phosphoric chalk is currently an integral...
•Essential Oil Descriptions and Official INCI Names
Inci Name: Ocimum Basilicum (Basil) Oil
Description: Basil essential oil works as a tonic for the nerves and helps with fatigue, depression, increases alertness, aids in concentration, relieves headaches, head congestion, and muscular aches and pains. Basil essential oil helps regulate the menstrual cycle and reduces menstrual cramps. Basil is anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anti-spasmodic. Basil blends nicely with rosemary and citrus oils.
Inci Name: Citrus Bergamia...
•How Spa Therapy Works
Water is our key element. We spend the first months of our life floating in an amniotic bath and we most likely evolved from aquatic creatures. We use water for cleansing, refreshing, and relaxing. We are made up of 70% water and water is the basis for our body's evaporative cooling system. It flushes out toxic wastes, plumps up our cells, and lubricates our moving parts. Water is crucial to our survival.
There are few of us who could deny the relaxation brought about by a warm bath or a hot...
•A Personal Acquaintance With Sea Salts
Imagine soaking in a hot bath at the end of a stressful day. The tension and worry flow out of your body as the Natural Sea Saltrelaxation flows in. As you float there peacefully, vapors in the bath stream carry an intoxicating fragrance to your nose. The salts in the water nourish your skin, leaving it unbelievably smooth and soft. Aside from being undeniably relaxing and soothing, this practice also has health benefits. Depending on the water, the temperature and the time of soak, many...
•Dead Sea Mineral Salt Benefits
The Dead Sea is known for its therapeutic properties, and people have traveled to its shores for centuries to soak in the salty, majestic waters. The clean, unpolluted air and warm climate provide a healing environment that is like no other place in the world. Dead Sea salt is filled with natural healing elements that occur naturally in our bodies but are often lost as we go about our busy days. Soaking in water enriched with this salt is known to benefit the body from the inside out,...
•Making Scents: Aromatherapy and the Benefits of Essential Oils
For years, people around the world have used the power of scents to heal, uplift, and energize. Aromatherapy is a form of alternative medicine that uses scents to aide, cure, and soothe a variety of conditions.
Aromatherapy was discovered quite accidentally, in the 1920’s by French chemist Rene Maurice Gattefosse. After inadvertently setting his arm on fire, Rene dipped his burning flesh in the nearest vat of cool liquid. This cool liquid was not water, as he expected, but was lavender...
•The Many Faces of a Bathtub
Surprisingly, many homes and apartments only have a stall shower, no bathtub in sight. But chances are, you have lived in a dwelling that included a bathtub. The most common complaint surrounding American bathtubs is their size – if you’re over 5 feet tall, you’re probably not able to lie flat with your legs stretched out and fully submerged. You can work around this, however, but for now, let’s take a look at bathtubs.
Bathtubs come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and materials. One size...
•The Bath is Back! Take Some Time Out - Stop Working and Start Soaking!
Nowadays, we seem to have a hard time relaxing. Our days are spent making appointments, running errands, going to meetings, and fulfilling social obligations. From the time we wake up in the morning until we go to sleep at night, our schedules are packed to the hilt. We take great care to work hard, to be productive, and to make sure everyone around us is happy. We are so busy trying to be everything for everyone, taking time for ourselves is often our last priority.
We have to realize that...
•The Dead Sea Miracle
Nestled between Israel and Jordan is an ancient wonder that has healed, cured, and inspired humankind for thousands of years: The Dead Sea. Spas, treatment centers, and retreats line the shores of this natural marvel. The climate in the region is warm, sunny and dry year-round. The air is clean, pure, and refreshingly absent of the pollution that surrounds us elsewhere. The atmosphere contains a unique UV filter that allows visitors to soak up therapeutic sunlight without the risk of burning....