Not all bath salts or bath bombs are created equal, but with a little research and the right ingredients, your bath can be a great way to increase health in a variety of ways.

Toss a bath bomb into the tub full of water and, depending on what kind you’ve selected, you’ll be surprised by a blend of colour, fizz, glitter and scent.  These can certainly be pleasing, but let’s break it all down, shall we?  Bath bombs are basically made up of salts, oils, colorants and often some other type of pleasing addition; think glitter, flower petals, and often some type of scent.  You’ve probably heard of the benefits from salts, which we’ll get to in a minute.  The oils in some bath bombs can definitely moisturize and help your skin.  If you have a supplier that uses natural oils like jojoba, coconut or almond oil, and as long as your skin isn’t irritated by any of these, they can actually help the condition and look of your skin after a bath.  You won’t need to lotion up after your soak, as your body will have absorbed the oils during your bath and will continue to afterwards as long as you don’t rub them away with your towel.  When you’re done with your bath, just pat your skin dry with a towel as this is not only give the oils a chance to be absorbed, but also reduce friction and irritation on skin’s surface. This type of moisture can be one of the better ways to treat dry skin, as good quality oil will have no added chemicals or fragrances.



Speaking of fragrances, what’s giving that bath bomb it’s delicious smell?  If you have a supplier that’s a big commercial name, read the label.  Fragrance is probably simply defined as “added fragrance” which is likely nothing that will necessarily bring you any harm, but certainly won’t do any particular good for your body either.  A small supplier or home based business might be adding smell with essential oils.  You may already know that essential oils can be a wonderful way to improve skin and health, so check out which ones might be added.  Lavender is an anti-bacterial and can help soothe burns and stings, so if you’ve been out in the sun too long, a lavender bath bomb (one that actually uses essential oil) can help reduce pain and itchiness.  Do a little research on your oils and have one on hand for a variety of purposes!

Some colorants will be harmless, but others may irritate your skin and can actually bring about a rash.  Red seems to be the most likely candidate for problems, but it all depends on the individual.  Most often colorants offer no positive or negative effects on the average person, and only make your bath water look a little more appealing.

The extra additions in your bath bombs are also usually harmless, and add no value except for a pleasing sound or sight to the water.  Glitter can look pretty swirling about the tub, and flower petals can add a touch of luxury.  Keep in mind that flowers grown with pesticides will likely add a dab of whatever chemicals they’ve been sprayed with to your bath water.  The fizz of a bath bomb is a mix of sodium bicarbonate and citric acid; it’s akin to the effect that Alka-Seltzer has in a glass of water.

Bath salts, on the other hand, can contain a blend of nutrients and minerals that help your body in numerous ways.  Natural bath salts can ease muscle and joint pain, and in combination with the heat from the water, can feel almost as good as you would after getting a massage.  Tension can melt away and leave the knots in your back and shoulders feeling a little less obvious.  The many minerals in bath salts (including calcium, potassium, and magnesium) lend themselves to helping retain good bone structure, balancing moisture levels in the skin, and combating fatigue.  While the warm water helps to open pores, bath salts tend to draw away pollutants that we absorb during our regular every day.  Impurities, dirt and oil are removed from our pores and left to go down the drain, leaving our skin feeling cleaner, softer and fresher.  Symptoms of rashes and even psoriasis, along with other common skin conditions, are eased after regular soaking in bath salts.



Although the majority of “goodness” in your bath bomb is simply a combination of the bath salts and any essential oils, it’s the entire experience of pouring a bath, adding some luxurious touch, and taking a soak that’s most essential.  The addition of a bath bomb or bath salts can mean the difference between a functional way to scrub away the day, or a spa-like setting in which to feel quiet and bliss.  It can be a way to increase romance with a partner, or simply enjoy a treat all by yourself.  With a good book, a glass of wine and your favourite scent, a bath can lift your mood and reenergize you to tackle whatever else the world has to throw your way.  After a long day there can seem like nothing better than taking a warm bath.  It gives us a chance to regroup, quiet our minds, and let troubles melt away.

This article was written by Nina Wells from Steam Shower Store. She has over 10 years’ experience in writing health related topics and specializes in the health benefits of saunas and hydrotherapy.


 aaaaaaaHimalayan Salt comes from the deepest and farthest levels of the mines, located in the biggest salt range of the world. The salt range is located at the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains. Himalayan salt contains all the minerals and trace elements of which our bodies are made. The Himalayan Salt comes in transparent, whitish, reddish or pinkish color and can be found on Salt Mountain and comes together where there is adequate pressure for it to form into a perfect crystalline constitution.Natural salt is crucial for maintaining vital functions in the body.

img_4005Himalayan salt is the cleanest salt accessible on the planet to present extraordinary health benefits. Himalayan stone salt is pristine and normal. It consists of the almost ideal geometric system potential in stone crystals. The outcome of millions of years of compression under the Earth’s surface. Its has exact mesh with our system’s inner workings. Himalayan stone salt can be consumed as a mineral water by dissolving in water, dissolved in a warm tub for a robust drench and detox, or it can be place it on your nutrient or in cooking, instead of the basic board salt. All of these things assist to preserve the bodies normal equilibrium.

Tableimg_4027 salt however is primarily sodium chloride with accumulative and consumed in excess which is very easy to do with today’s lifestyle, when used in excess is detrimental to health and generally not recommended by doctors to be added to food.As most foods contain enough salt. Himalayan crystal salt is suitable for those who require a low sodium diet or those who want to enhance their health with a healthier alternative rich in minerals. Himalayan salt and water (sole) will help detox the body and balance the bodies pH. Eating common table salt results in the formation of edema, or excess fluid in the body tissue, which is also the cause of cellulite.

calm-relax9It allows for best food concentration in the intestinal parcel and it promotes respiratory and sinus health. It is too used to comfort menstrual cramps, strengthens our bones, helps heal insomnia, boosts libido, and encourages vascular health. In combination with water, it regulates our blood force. Using Himalayan salt in your bath will help you benefit from all the minerals and health benefits of this gem. Try to infuse your salts with pure essential oils to create unforgettable spa experience in the comfort of your home.

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Bath salts are basically grains of sea salt that is known to improve cleaning and your overall experience of bathing. It also serves as a significant vehicle for cosmetic agents. Such salts are rich with all natural minerals that your skin requires. Taking a bath twice or thrice in a week can be immensely helpful in terms of keeping your mind, body and soul refresh all the time.

What are the different kinds of bath salts?

love-harmonyThese salts are available in many sizes and textures. Here, ‘size’ is referred to the size of salt grains. The size of grains can be coarse or fine. Now when you choose larger grain size, it can take longer than usual to dissolve in water. On the contrary, if you take finer grains, they dissolve very quickly. According to the ease of use, you should always prefer finer grains size as they can be used for scrubs and they are known to provide excellent exfoliation also.

However, you can also use larger grain sizes when you plan to have a long and decadent bathing experience.

Are there any specific colours?

Yes, bath salts can be available in various colours according to their place of origin. The natural colour of bath salt grains from the regions of Himalayas is most commonly pink or sometimes even red in tone. Similarly, salt from the Dead Sea is generally pure white in colour.

However, there can be artificial colours also added to bath salts. They can be infused with natural dyes and coloured to be any colour of the rainbow. The availability of different artificial colours gives you an option to choose them according to your mood. But whatever colour may you choose; the experience will always be great. You will have a soothing and calm effect while bathing.

What benefits can bath salts bring?

calm-relax9As mentioned above, bath salts are very rich in natural elements which are very helpful for your skin. A high quality bath salt makes your skin healthier and more youthful. A regular bath that can be twice of thrice in a week will make your skin feel smoother and softer after every bath. It also enhances radiance and of skin by removing all impurities the natural way.

Besides skin, it is immensely helpful for mind and soul also. It relieves you from exhaustion, fatigue and also stress. It is also to be helpful also in the conditions like arthritis and muscle soreness. Its powerful detoxifying properties are useful in many ways.

Are bath salts costly?

No! Not at all… Prices obviously depend on quality of the grain and source of the product. Babylon Tree bath salts come from the heart of Himalayan mountains and are infused with 100% pure essential oils.  All You need is 2-3 spoons of salts per bath to fully enjoy your “bathing ceremony”.

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