Saturday, January 7, 2012

Soaking in Salt Water

In the health & wellness section of my local grocery store, they had bulk of salts. The manager said he indulges in an entire tub (see picture) PER bath.  Its sooo soothing he said.  I had heard about salt bath benefits before from our local farmer Gary (best blueberries ever!) who said he turned his swimming pool into a saltwater pool for the family!  More on that another time (because that's what I would like to have here at our house!).


Back to the salts at the grocery store near the shampoo & lotion.  So he had me at baths & I bought a cottage cheese size tub of salts & added it to Charlotte's bath tonight & will look into buying a bigger size so we can all take salt baths.  Big sister Ellie who struggles with eczema in the winter got in with her & then they both rinsed off in the shower after.  They really enjoyed it!


The benefits!!  


Salt water baths can stimulate circulation, hydrates the skin, increases moisture retention, promotes cellular regeneration, detoxifies the skin, and helps heal dry, scaling, irritated skin. Salt water bathing reduces inflammation of the muscles and joints, relaxes muscles and relieves pain and soreness


Iodine regulates the acid-alkaline balance in the blood and tissues, helps to repair and regenerate worn out tissues and nourishes the skeletal structure. It enters into the thyroid gland's secretion. The hormone uses the iodine to cleanse the internal toxins & restore internal balance.


There's more & more & more benefits, read them here:
http://www.naturalingredient.org/Articles/salt.htm
http://www.jointhealthmagazine.com/arthritis-knee-pain-relief-epsom-salt-baths.html
http://www.saltworks.us/salt_info/epsom-uses-benefits.asp

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