Aromatherapy Bath Salts
Aromatherapy bath salts truly are a great invention of our times: they bring that aroma we need to relax at the end of the day in the warmth of a bathtub. Dried herbs, essential oils and quality sea minerals, these ingredients make the secret of aromatherapy bath salts. Other benefits of aromatic baths include the alleviation of joint and muscle pains as well as the treatment of certain dermatological conditions. Presently, doctors widely recommend their patients to use aromatherapy bath salts in order to decrease the effects of various chemical imbalances with repercussions at the level of the central nervous system.
Aromatherapy bath salts can be used in combination with bath teas and popular herbs in organza bags. Thus, the healing properties of the combination are seriously higher since the herbal extracts contribute and compliment those of the aromatic oils. A caution warning should be signaled concerning the use of certain herbs in warm water. Certain essential oils are not compatible with the making of aromatherapy bath salts, this is the case with any herbal extract that can cause sensitivity to the skin. Black pepper, clove, cinnamon, oregano, orange, thyme, nutmeg and several others, should not be mixed in the composition of home-made aromatherapy bath salts.
For people who'd rather make their own aromatherapy bath salts, it is good to specify the necessity to use “carrier” oils to dilute the essential oils. The latter are too concentrated to be applied directly on the skin since they could cause allergic reactions or irritations of the superficial skin layers. When you add the sea salts to the carrier oils you'll also create a very good defoliant scrub that helps to the elimination of the dead cells on the skin surface. One other ingredient of aromatherapy bath salts is the hydrogen peroxide that increases the oxygen level in the water and enhances the revitalizing sensation when you get out of the bathtub.
The action of the aromatherapy bath salts becomes even more obvious if you remember to care for the natural pH of the skin. Adding some four cups of apple cider vinegar to the hot water will alleviate itchiness in case you suffer from a skin condition and eliminate the potential sunburn discomfort for instance. Moreover, the aromatherapy bath salts in combination with the vinegar will also restore the normal protection of the skin by helping the body fight efficiently against the action of harmful bacteria, fungi and all sorts of infections.