The Benefits of Sea Salt Baths and Scrubs

Known as Thalassotherapy, the practice of bathing in salt water is not only relaxing, but it also increases blood circulation, and helps the body eliminate toxins. It also activates the body’s own healing mechanisms, strengthening the immune system. Sea salt has beauty benefits, too. It softens and rejuvenates your skin, exfoliates dry skin, relaxes muscular aches, pains, sunburns, rashes, and irritated skin. You can make a scrub using sea salt since the granules act as an exfoliant, removing dead skin cells and leaving your skin glowing.

You can add essential oils to enhance the salt’s natural healing powers. Lavender, for example, offers amazing natural benefits. Beyond its enchanting scent, lavender helps rejuvenate skin while clearing up problem areas. It also encourages balance for the nervous system and has been used as a powerful antiseptic and pain reliever. Most notably, however, lavender’s natural soothing properties help reduce stress, especially when added to a hot bath.

With all of this amazing healing power found in nature, it is time that people got back into baths! For relaxation in mind, body, and soul, all natural scented salt baths are an inexpensive, convenient, healthy and easy solution. Below are a couple of recipes for sea salt products you can make at home! They don’t specify which types of herbs and essential oils to use, so just feel free to add your favorites.

Basic Bath Soak Recipe

1 cup coarse sea salt

40 drops of essential oils (single, or blended; optional)

1 tablespoon of dried herbs, flowers or spices (optional)

Fizzing Bath Soak Recipe

¾ cup coarse sea salt

2 tablespoons baking soda

2 tablespoons citric acid

40 drops of essential oils (single, or blended; optional)

1 tablespoon of dried herbs, flowers or spices (optional)

Salt Scrub

2 cups fine sea salt

1 cup sweet almond oil

100 drops essential oil


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