Friday, January 1, 2010

Spa Girl says make looking after yourself as routine as brushing your teeth!

I wish everyone a joyful New Year, one that is filled with happiness and goodwill with time set aside to relax, rejuvenate and restore.

Make a promise yourself—before you get to busy to think—to go to the spa and pamper yourself every few months, look into some aromatherapy treats to pour into your bath and make sure to look after your feet over the next few months as they carry us through the winter.

I just placed my on-line order for 20 pounds of Dead Sea Salts. I make several lovely blends of bath salts (baking soda, clay, Dead Sea salt, Epson salt plus essential oils) which I pour into all my baths. I also make little give away batches for friends who love the bath as much as I do. Making your own combinations of bath salts is not only easy but economical.

Do your research to ensure the salts your are buying are from the Dead Sea in Israel as the salt concentration is 10 times higher than ocean water, and it's high in minerals such as magnesium, potassium, calcium chlorides and high concentration of bromides. These remarkable salts enhance the skin’s ability to retain moisture and salt baths draw toxins out of the body and help to relieve skin ailments such as Psoriasis, Eczema and Acne. 

Basic Salt Soak
2 cup Dead Sea salts
4 cups baking soda
2 cup Epsom salts
2 to 4 tablespoons glycerin per bath
Combine the sea salts, baking soda, and Epsom salts and stir to blend. Pour 1 cup into the bath while the tub is filling and store the remaining in a glass jar. Add a capful of glycerin to keep your skin from drying out and essential oils of choice. There are also a number of great clay products you can add to this mixture.

The history of salt is fascinating, click the link below to read all about it.
“Since its discovery, several thousand years ago, salt has profoundly affected human life, not only with respect to the feeding habits or the ancient food preserving home industry, but also in the human, economic, mythological and religious spheres. Last but not least, on beliefs, habits and superstitions. Salt was a greatly appreciated exchange commodity, so much so that the so-called "salt routes" were born, through which merchants transported and sold it in countries where it was not produced”.

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