Have you been stuck in traffic for hours? Is your boss pushing you around - again? Is the house a mess and the kids are yelling? This happens to all of us. We need to take time to relax - for our own health and so that we can be our best for those around us.
Taking a relaxing bath with a Dead Sea bath salt is an effective way to melt away stress. Studies have shown that time spent soaking in a warm bath with Dead Sea salt, together with a relaxing essential oil like lavender, are a terrific way to help relax your tired muscles.
So what is a Dead Sea bath salt? Dead Sea salt is extracted from the Dead Sea. It is popular in many bath salts, foot scrubs, body wraps, bath bombs, soaps, and other cosmetics. Known all over the world for therapeutic effects, Dead Sea salt has ten times the salt content of other sea water. In fact, the salt is so concentrated in the Dead Sea that people can easily float on top of the water! People dating back to the ancient Egyptians have recognized the wonderful properties of Dead Sea salt, which mineral composition differs from the composition of ocean water.
Dead Sea water and salt contains are magnesium, calcium chloride, potassium, and bromide. What are the benefits of these elements?
- Magnesium: helps to fight fluid retention and stress, slows skin aging, and calms the nervous system
- Calcium: help to prevent fluid retention, strengthens the bones and nails, and improves circulation
- Potassium: balances skin moisture and provides energy
- Bromide: helps to relax sore muscles and address muscle stiffness.
Researchers have reports the following benefits of Dead Sea salt:
- Effective in the treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteoarthritis
- Relief for skin issues like acne and psoriasis
- Help for allergies by cleansing and detoxifying
- Benefits aging skin by reducing wrinkles by up to 40%
A long soak in the bath tub with a Dead Sea bath salt can help relieve tension in your body and fend off the nasty effects of stress. And we all know that stress can lead to physical and emotional issues - things like being tired, feeling irritated, and having headaches and stomach aches. Some researchers believe that stress can lead to or worsen issues like heart disease, arthritis, and Alzheimer's disease. A warm bath with Dead Sea salts can help.
As mentioned earlier, adding essential oils can help to magnify the relaxing and healing effects of Dead Sea bath salts. Lavender is a terrific choice that is readily available and relatively inexpensive. Adding lavender oil can help to address tension, as well as disinfecting the scalp and skin.
You owe it to yourself and to those around you to be your best. Relax with a bath that includes a Dead Sea bath salt and essential oils like lavender. You � and they - will be glad you did!