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There’s nothing like a soak at the end of the day. No longer isolated to use in spas, salt baths are becoming common practice in homes across America. A Celtic Salt bath provides a medium for deep relaxation, as well as a feast of minerals for the skin.
Sam Biser, author of How to Heal Disease with Salt, says: "The skin is not only an organ of elimination. It is also an organ of absorption, and that’s why salt baths are so healing."
Because Celtic Sea Salt® contains all the minerals of the ocean, soaking in a bath with it is a powerful remedy for healthy skin. Paavo Airola, N.D., Ph.D, an internationally recognized nutritionist, says, "Of all natural living waters, salt sea water has the greatest curative power.
Sea water is extremely rich in all the beneficial minerals." Airola recommends soaking in the ocean because the minerals in ocean water can be absorbed through the skin. He also says that you can create your own salt water bath by adding sea salt to a tub half full of water.
Sea salt baths provide your skin with minerals, but when you use Celtic Sea Salt, you may experience the added benefit of clay. Celtic Bath Salt is gathered from deeper in the clay basin than Celtic Sea Salt® and contains more clay.
Clay has long been used, externally and internally, to help draw out toxins and impurities from the body. Paul Bergner, author of The Healing Power of Minerals, says that "externally, clay is such a powerful drawing agent that it will extract not only poisons, but even objects like splinters from wounds."
At The Grain and Salt Society®, we have long believed in salt baths. Jacques de Langre, founder of the company, recommended bathing in salt water as one of the primary ways of treating disease and malnutrition.
For treatment of illnesses, he recommended adding four pounds of salt to a lukewarm bath. This much is necessary, he maintained, to start changing the skin’s chemistry. He also said that the temperature of a healing bath should only be about 2 degrees warmer than the blood heat.
Hot bath water causes the skin to eliminate instead of absorb, therefore the minerals of the salt cannot be absorbed into the body; instead they are eliminated.
If you do take a hot bath, you can re-mineralize your system by drinking some warm water with Celtic Sea Salt®, or by taking a Marine Matrix ampule.
If you want to use salt baths on a regular basis to maintain good health, it is not necessary to use 4 pounds of salt. In using the Celtic Bath Sea Salt, we recommend two handfuls. This is enough salt to feed the body with minerals and maintain a condition of health.
Other types of salt baths like Plantlife Internal Ocean Baths require less salt because of the synergistic blend of essential oils with mineral salts.
Kosinski, founder of Plantlife, says that her salt baths are especially potent because the aroma therapeutic benefits of the essential oils are able to seep into the pores when combined with the salt and the hot water.
De Langre also suggested that the best time of the day to take a bath is in the morning. He says that when you sleep, the body repairs from the day and pushes acidic toxins towards the skin.
When you wake in the morning and take a salt bath, you are able to remove the toxins from your skin, and at the same time, give your skin a breakfast of minerals.
For the skin "breakfast of champions," dry brush your skin, take a salt bath, rinse off with cold water, and then dry yourself vigorously. Then, enjoy your day!