Your skin lives, breathes, absorbs everything it comes into contact with, and excretes waste products and toxins from your body. A general rule for you to consider when it comes to skin care is this.
“If you would not want it in you, do not put it on you.”
When you apply chemicals, dyes, and other toxic materials to your skin you disrupt your pH. Your pH (your body's level of acidity) is what determines whether you are healthy or not. Too much acidity and you will suffer any manner of emotional or physical dis-ease. Most people think of pH as something internal, but what you put on your body affects your pH as well.
If you are using all-natural ingredients on your skin, that's great. But, if not, let's find out how many poisons you've been placing on your skin. If you're at home right now and have the time, I want you to go grab all of your personal care products to make sure they are, indeed, poison free. I was shocked when I found out a particular company I was buying supposedly all-natural products from were actually filling their products full of dangerous chemicals.
OK. Do you have all of your products lined up in front of you? Do you have your glasses near by? Theses poisons are often labeled in very tiny print. Next, download my Understanding Basic Skin Care Wellness Handout so you know what to look for. I'll wait while you look over your product labels.
Well? Did you find any of these 'bad' ingredients in your favorite products? If so, they are only helping to build up toxins in your body and your brain. Toxins lead to poor pH, dis-ease and illness. Toss them in the garbage. Begin using all-natural butters, oils and supplements mentioned in the handout right away to soothe, soften and add a natural glow to your skin. My handout includes information on the benefits of each of these all-natural skin softeners, which leave your skin soothed, smoothed, radiant and, best of all, toxin free.
Creating Seaweed Bath Salts
One of the easiest and most comforting ways to replace precious minerals in your body, soothe your skin, and relax your muscles at the same time is to create your own bath salts.
Not only do Seaweed Bath Salts smell delicious and make you feel divine, but, most importantly, they help to relieve and heal specific conditions. Seaweed contains a rich blend of minerals, trace elements, vitamins, amino acids, and antioxidants, which have re-balancing, anti-aging, hydrating, detoxifying and renewing benefits.
Seaweed Bath Salts are extremely easy to make. All you need are sea salt, such as Epsom, Dead Sea or Hawaiian Red.
Epsom salt is not actually salt. Epsom salt is a pure mineral compound of magnesium sulfate in crystal form, so it looks like salt, but has no sodium chloride. Sodium chloride is salt. Even though it isn’t a true salt, lot of people are magnesium deficient, which can be to blame for a number of dis-eases including heart disease, stroke, osteoporosis, arthritis and joint pain, digestive problems, and chronic fatigue.
Dead Sea Salt
The world’s first Day Spa was set up by Cleopatra on the shores of the Dead Sea. Dead Sea salts differ greatly from other sea salts in mineral content, being made up of only 8% sodium chloride with a high percentage of magnesium, sulfates and potassium. Dead Sea bath salts aid in the treatment of skin conditions, such as eczema and psoriasis. It’s known to reduce pain and inflammation from arthritis and rheumatism. The high mineral content cleanses and detoxifies the skin.
Hawaiian Red Salt
Hawaiian Red Salt is also known as Alaea Sea Salt and is a natural, unprocessed salt. It gets its color from purified red Hawaiian clay. Volcanic red clay is high in iron oxide. Hawaiian Red Salt in your bath helps to heal wounds, body aches, and muscle sprains. It is believed to draw toxins from overworked muscle tissue. Mix Hawaiian Red Salt with any other salt for a beneficial combination.
And, there are more natural salts to choose from that provide health benefits as well. Additionally, various types of seaweed are each uniquely gifted with medicinal properties.
Once you've chosen your salt and your seaweed, it's time to add essential oils and a bit of dried flowers or herbs for additional health benefits. Essential oils, which come from plants, have been used since biblical times to help relax the mind, body and soul, as well as to heal disease. If you haven't already, visit my Essential Oils web page for information on the health benefits of essential oils.
To add sea salt to your bath, sprinkle half a cup of salt into your bath while the water is running. The larger the salt crystals, the longer they will take to dissolve ( a few minute at most). For larger bath salt crystals you might add just hot water to the salts until they have dissolved and then at cold water up to your preferred bath water temperature. Your bath should be at least half full of warm (not too hot) water, enough to lay back and cover your body for a good 20-minute soak. Although you certainly may, there is no reason to rinse off with fresh water after your bath.
The Captains Lady's Seaweed Bath Salts Recipes
Soothe your skin with mineral rich seaweed bath salts once per week. Try one of my seaweed bath salt recipes below, which can be found in my FREE e-book at the bottom of this page.
Shore to Shore Seaweed Bath Salt
Replaces lost minerals, calms frayed nerves, relaxes tense muscles, revitalizes the mind.
Coastal Tranquility Seaweed Bath Salt
Erases negative thoughts, fatigue, worry, anxiety, and stress.
Mermaid's Tail Seaweed Bath Salt
Heals genital irritations and inflammations, herpes, and hemorrhoids.
Tristan's Strength Seaweed Bath Salt
Relieves ache and pain in muscles and joints caused by overuse, Fibromyalgia and inflammatory conditions, such as arthritis.
Isolde's Heart Seaweed Bath Salt
Creates mood for love, romance, affection, desire for intimacy, and increases stamina.
Sea Nymph's Scales Seaweed Bath Salt
Softens skin. Relieves eczema, psoriasis, itch, skin irritations and inflammation.
Sea Crone's Requiem
Helps with skin irritations, inflammation, insomnia, hormonal balance, and uplifts mood.
Encourages relaxed sleep. Helps with racing thoughts, anxiety, muscle ache, and insomnia.
Imagine coming home from work on a Friday night, tired and sore, with little energy for anything else, and slipping into a warm bath filled with Coastal Tranquility bath salts. You soak for 20 minutes and step out of the tub relaxed and refreshed, ready for a night out on the town. And, you made it yourself! This e-book contains everything you need to know to create your very own bath salts right at home.
Simply, click on the book cover to download your instant copy.
Looking for Natural Salts?
Salt Works is my absolute favorite place to buy any kind of salt for repeated use or bulk purchases. They offer you every natural salt imaginable for cooking and bathing, while providing the history and benefit of each. Shipping prices are honest and you get your product fast. I earn no monies for offering you this resource. I order my own salts from them and I just think they are one great company. They also offer information on all of the different types of salts available, where they come from, and health benefits of each.
Artwork Top of Page: Seaweed Gatherers by Frederick Bridgman
Photograph of Rock & Seaweed by Gerla Brakkee
Photograph of Salt & Siver by Anne-Mette Pederson