Tips For Buying And Using Bath Salts

Soaking in bath salts is such a nice way to relax. You can kick back in a warm bath, listen to some music, and feel your skin being invigorated. But choosing and using bath salts is not always as simple as you might think. Here are a few tips to help you buy the best bath salts and use them to their fullest potential.

Look for handcrafted bath salts.

Whenever possible, you want to look for bath salts that are made by a smaller artisan shop. People can put all sorts of different oils, herbal preparations, and chemicals in bath salts. Those from smaller shops that make the salts by hand tend to contain more natural, herbal ingredients, which are less likely to irritate your skin or cause a negative reaction. It's also just nice to support smaller businesses and know that your money is going to support individuals and their families.

Smell the salts before buying them.

People often underestimate the aromatherapy component of using bath salts. You don't just want salts that make your skin feel good. You want ones that have a scent you enjoy, as this will make the experience more relaxing. Always ask to smell the salts before you buy them, and make sure the scent not only appeals to you but gives you the feeling you want out of a nice bath.

Add the salt before the water. 

When you use the bath salts, put them in the tub before you start filling the tub with water. This way, the turbulence from the water tumbling down into the tub will help dissolve the salts. Try to pour the salts directly under the water tap so that they experience as much turbulence as possible. You will still want to stir the water before getting in to ensure the salts are well distributed, but you should not have to stir too much.

Don't soak for too long.

Most bath salt labels will tell you how long to soak in the salts. Often, the recommended time is somewhere around 15 to 30 minutes. Resist the urge to soak longer than this. Soaking too long may draw too much moisture out of your skin, leading to dry skin.

Soaking in handmade, therapeutic bath salts can be a lovely way to relax. With the tips above, you should select bath salts that benefit you and enjoy them very effectively. 

Contact a company like Salt Soothers to learn more.