A sea salt soak is a therapeutic remedy that can enhance your cleansing experience or promote relaxation. Sea salt is a great purifier that helps to rid the body of negative energy. It is also alkaline, which helps to lower the acidity of the body. When you soak in a the sea salt bath, the saltwater penetrates your pores and is absorbed into the bloodstream. From there, the salt helps to remove accumulated lactic acid in the body. Lactic acid, which can build up in muscle tissue and make you feel stiff or sore, becomes present in the body after strenuous workouts or heavy activity.
Sea salt and Epsom salt are the only recommended salts to use for soaks. Sea salt is widely available and comes in many varieties. Avoid regular table salt at all costs. If you don’t have sea salt, you can use:
- Celtic Salt
- Himalayan Salt
- French Salt
- Atlantic Salt
How To Do A Sea Salt Soak
Begin by running hot water that you can tolerate in your bathtub. While the tub is filling up, add 1.5 cups of sea salt to the water. If you so desire, you can add essential oils or Dherbs formulated bath drops to the water for added benefits. You can use the essential oil combinations below with your sea salt soak.
For A Calming & Relaxing Soak
- Add 2-3 drops of French Lavender, 2-3 drops of Peppermint, and 2 drops of Roman or Yellow Chamomile to the bath.
To Alleviate Aches & Pain
- Add 2-3 drops of Peppermint, 2-3 drops of Eucalyptus, and 2 drops of Wintergreen to the bath.
For A Spiritual Soak
- Add 2 drops of Frankincense, 2 drops of Myrrh, 2-3 drops of Sandalwood, 2-3 drops of Davana, 2-3 drops of Oakmoss to the bath.
For A Detoxifying Soak
- Add 2 drops of Oregano oil, 2 drops of Parsley, 2 drops of Hyssop, 2 drops of Eucalyptus, 2 drops of Turmeric, 2 drops of Juniper Berry and 3 drops of Tea Tree oil to the bath.
After deciding which soak you are going to use, enter the tub and relax. To fully absorb the benefits of the sea salt and essential oils, soak in the tub for about 45-60 minutes. Relax, meditate, listen to music, read a book, sing if you want to, and try to focus on the health of your body. Before you get out of the tub, rinse off in lukewarm water. Scrub yourself with a loofah brush or wash yourself thoroughly with a towel.
Following the soak, you may like to use a moisturizing oil on your body. Be sure to use a natural, botanical oil on the skin because these can help the skin to breathe properly. Some excellent skin oils to try are:
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Organic Virgin Coconut Oil
- Sweet Almond Oil
- Jojoba Oil
- Kukui Oil
- Avocado Oil
Health Benefits of Sea Salt Soaks
Sea salt soaks offer a wide variety of health benefits, helping your body to recover in many ways. They can also be very therapeutic to the spirit. Regular practice of sea salt soaks can be beneficial to those suffering from:
- Dry skin disorders
- Musculoskeletal pain and swelling
- Arthritis pain
- Sports injuries
Some of the internal benefits of sea salt soaks include:
- Reduced stress levels
- Insomnia relief
- Increased circulation
- Expelled toxins from the body
By practicing the soaking ritual on a regular basis, you may achieve increased overall health and wellness, in addition to a renewed sense of spirituality. Focus on the healing of your body while soaking in the tub. Keep your thoughts positive and reaffirming to help balance your body and your mind.