What are the Different Types of Aromatherapy Bath Salts?

Diane Goettel
Diane Goettel
Diane Goettel
Diane Goettel
Aromatherapy bath salts.
Aromatherapy bath salts.

Aromatherapy bath salts can be used for a number of purposes, such as softening the skin, relaxing the muscles, promoting restful sleep, and even improving one's mood. There are a variety of kinds of salts that come from various corners of the earth and range in terms of their natural colors. Salts from the Dead Sea and the Atlantic are usually white, while Himalayan salts are usually pink or coral in color. Aromatherapy oils such as lavender, tea tree, vanilla, and peppermint can be added to these salts to assist with various ailments. It is important to note that, while many people enjoy aromatherapy bath salts, they should not be used as a replacement for professional treatment of physical or psychological issues.

Lavender is a popular addition to aromatherapy products due to its relaxing scent.
Lavender is a popular addition to aromatherapy products due to its relaxing scent.

When lavender oil is added to aromatherapy bath salts, the salts can be used to promote relaxation. Many people use aromatherapy bath salts with lavender before bed, after a stressful day, or at night when they are having trouble getting to sleep. When aromatherapy bath salts are made with peppermint oil, the salts can be used to help treat depression, alleviate headaches or migraines, and treat muscle pain. Some women use aromatherapy bath salts with peppermint oil to help ease cramps when they are experiencing painful menstrual periods.

Essential oils can be added to bath salts.
Essential oils can be added to bath salts.

For those who are trying to treat skin conditions such as acne, rashes, oily skin, blemishes, and even dandruff, it may be best to use aromatherapy bath salts made with tea tree oil. This is because tea tree oil has natural antibacterial and antifungal properties and is widely used in natural treatments for the skin. Many people find that an aromatherapy bath made with tea tree oil can alleviate the symptoms of colds and influenza. Those who are looking for a bit of comfort and relaxation may choose aromatherapy bath salts made with vanilla oil.

Bath salts mined in the Himalayas are known for their natural pink color.
Bath salts mined in the Himalayas are known for their natural pink color.

People who regularly suffer from sore muscles or those who have strained a muscle may benefit from using aromatherapy bath salts that are made with epsom salts. Epsom salts are believed to help reduce inflammation, which is why they are so commonly used to treat an aching body. It is also believed that epsom salts help to flush toxins out of the body. For this reason, aromatherapy bath salts made with epsom salts may be used by people who are undergoing a detoxification process.

Diane Goettel
Diane Goettel

In addition to her work as a freelance writer for , Diane is the executive editor of Black Lawrence Press, an independent publishing company based in upstate New York. She has also edited several anthologies, the e-newsletter Sapling, and The Adirondack Review. Diane has a B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College and an M.A. from Brooklyn College.

Diane Goettel
Diane Goettel

In addition to her work as a freelance writer for , Diane is the executive editor of Black Lawrence Press, an independent publishing company based in upstate New York. She has also edited several anthologies, the e-newsletter Sapling, and The Adirondack Review. Diane has a B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College and an M.A. from Brooklyn College.

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donasmrs

I highly recommend Dead Sea bath salts to those who suffer from muscle aches and fatigue. This type of salt is great for these ailments because of the extra minerals it contains. I like mint scented Dead Sea bath salts because not only is it great for muscle aches (great after intense workouts), but the scent is also very energizing and comforting. I've made it a habit to have a bath with these every time I work out hard at the gym. I've noticed that my muscles recuperate faster afterward.

burcinc

@literally45-- You could make your own aromatherapy bath salts. You just need Epsom or sea salt and lavender essential oil. That's what most bath salts are composed of anyway.

The great part about making your own aromatherapy bath salts is that you can buy the salt in bulk and then buy different types of essential oils to try. Not only will it be cheaper, but you may discover more aromatherapy scents that you enjoy.

My favorite aromatherapy baths salts are lemon verbana and rose. I make both myself using sea salt and lemon verbana essential oil and rose oil. Rose water can also be used, but you might want to add a moisturizing oil like olive oil or almond oil in that case.

literally45

My favorite bath salt is the lavender scented one. It's very relaxing and helps me wind down after a long, tiring day. I sleep great after a lavender bath. I just wish lavender bath salts cost less because I use them often.

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