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Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Natural Bath Salts - Making Bath Salts with the Natural way

There’s a growing trend for everything organic and natural today. Be it food, clothing, or beauty products, avoiding artificial additives and going all natural is getting increasingly popular. The choice to go natural may be for various reasons, but one most common one is sensitive skin. Some skin types may not tolerate strong essential oils or colourants. So, are you keen on everything natural and wondering if you can carry on that trend while making your natural bath salts? Yes, you can!

The base of any bath salts recipe is, you guessed it, salt. Now salt cannot be termed ‘organic’ as such because it is not a plant but a mineral, therefore cannot be ‘grown’ organically. You might see organic salt being offered for sale though either at your natural health food store or online suppliers. The term organic here refers to the process of extracting the salt and not the salt itself. Salt is ‘certified’ organic when –

  • it is extracted from pure natural sea water, free from impurities and pollutants (as opposed to mechanically produced salt in concrete basins)

  • it is produced by hand using wooden tools

  • it is not put through any purification process

  • it is free of additives

  • it meets a high chemical standard

So, some suppliers do offer what can be termed pure, natural sea salts like Dead Sea salt, Himalayan pink salt, pure sea salt, etc. If you’re keen on using these salts in your recipe, by all means go for it. Make sure they are certified natural salts. Your suppliers should have some material to support that.

(By the way I should mention we've currently negotiated a 10% discount for you on all your natural bath salts at our recommended supplier - The Midwest Bath Salts Company - to visit them click here. I recommend you take advantage of this while they still offer it)

The other way of looking at keeping bath salts natural is probably considering keeping them free from artificial colourants and synthetic fragrances. Go for natural elements in your recipe, like pure essential oils and natural colourants. There are organic essential oils available in the market, that are extracted from organically grown plants. Or, simply skip the fragrance and colour altogether keeping your bath salts unscented. Instead, some natural elements, like dried rose buds, rose petals, lavender, dried herbs, etc could be wonderful alternatives. You could either choose to keep them whole or use a blender to crush them lightly.

You could be skeptical about natural, unscented bath salts in that they might appear dull, bland or boring. However, that’s not true. The ingredients in all natural bath salts lend their own subtle hint of fragrance and colour, giving them a delicate appeal.

Having said that, regular bath salts are in no way less appealing. Use of good quality ingredients, especially therapeutic pure essential oils and food grade colourants will ensure a great product of high standards. There’s a whole array of beautiful colours, textures and fragrances to choose from. Bottom line is, scented or unscented, coloured or uncoloured, bath salts are a wonderful addition to your bath. The choice is definitely yours. Nevertheless, they promise to deliver the same level of relaxation, rejuvenation and bliss.

Article:Natural Bath Salts - Making Bath Salts with the Natural way

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