Pour the salts under warm running water to allow the mineral salts to dissolve. The temperature of the bath should only be about 2 degrees warmer than the temperature of your body.
If you prefer, rather than pouring the bath salts directly into the bath, you can put some in a muslin drawstring bag, tie it closed and affix the bag to the faucet so that the water runs through the bag as the bath fills, or you can just place the bag in the bath. Store the salts away from moisture and direct sunlight.
Epsom Salts- Eases stress and relaxes the body; Relieves pain and muscle cramps; Helps muscles and nerves function properly; Helps prevent hardening of arteries and blood clots and Eliminates toxins from the body. These are just a few benefits.
Sea Salt- Sea salts contain many minerals and nutrients that are beneficial for the skin. Sea salts, when combined with warm water, help open up the pores while plumping up the skin just a bit, giving you a healthy and youthful glow. Sea salts also help treat certain skin conditions such as psoriasis. Sea salts can also relieve the pain of arthritis.
Baking Soda- which is technically sodium bicarbonate, has an alkalizing effect on the body. This can be very important in cases of over-acidity, which is common with the typical western diet. Red meat, cheeses, sugar, and refined foods are acid-forming. A baking soda bath acts to neutralize this effect. It is also useful for detoxing from an overuse of alcohol, caffeine, medications, and nicotine. After soaking in this compound, the body generally feels refreshed and renewed, with the added benefit of soft, supple skin.
The following essential oils should be avoided during pregnancy:
The following essential oils should be avoided if you have epilepsy: