Know your salts

Over the past year, the ultimate self-care routine for many of us has included an indulgent bath. Not only due to the extra time on our hands but we appreciate it more than ever as a relaxing and soothing experience for both body and mind.  But did you know you can super-charge your bath by adding bathing salts into the mix?  Our client, Westlab, the UK’s leading mineral salt brand has put together its ultimate guide to a salt bath depending on your needs.

For an active lifestyle

A favourite among professional athletes and trainers, Epsom Salts boast an array of benefits post-exercise and are renowned for being one of the most natural methods to ease muscle pain and soreness, along with improving general wellbeing.

Westlab’s Epsom Salts help relax aching muscles and ease bloating. Consisting of a pure blend of Magnesium Sulphate, the magnesium aids muscle control, energy production and helps to regulate the activity of more than 300 enzymes in the body whilst Sulphate is essential for many biological processes including helping to flush toxins.

For skin concerns

Renowned for their therapeutic and healing properties, pure Dead Sea Salt is good for sensitive skin and skin prone to conditions such as psoriasis, acne and eczema. Supporting natural skin healing, Westlab’s Dead Sea salts help to soothe and instantly soften dry and itchy skin.

The authentic salts, extracted from the Israeli Dead Sea, offer bathers a blend of magnesium, to decrease inflammation and relieve muscle soreness; calcium, to prevent water retention, increase circulation and strengthen bones and nails; and potassium to energise the body and help to balance the skin’s moisture.

The ultimate beauty multi-tasker, the Soothing Dead Sea Salts can also be used as a body and scalp scrub, foot soaking and skin treatment.

For a skin detox

Bathing in high-grade Himalayan Salt is an excellent way to help detox the body due to the sulfate in the salt which helps to break down and remove toxins from the body as well as process certain chemicals.

Harvested from the foothills of the Himalayan mountain range, Westlab’s pink crystals contain an impressive 84 minerals including magnesium, calcium, iron and potassium. The ingredients work together to support nutrient absorption, balance the body’s pH, increase circulation and eliminate toxins to leave users feeling cleansed and invigorated, particularly after periods of overindulgence or illness.

For Magnesium deficiency

It’s no secret that Magnesium is great for the body but what most people may not know is that it is best absorbed transdermally (through the skin). With many people deficient in the important mineral, it is vital to ensure the body is receiving the correct dose and this can be easily done with Westlab’s Magnesium Flakes.

Helping to calm and relax the mind and body, along with supporting healthy sleeping patterns, magnesium is commonly known as the ‘stress buster’. The mineral is not only crucial for general wellbeing but helps to support healthy bones, improve skin health and relieves muscle tension.

For a good night’s sleep

Using relaxing bathing salts with a blend of essential oils as part of nightly routines can help to signal to the body that it’s time to sleep. Westlab’s SLEEP Salts do just that and prepare the mind for a peaceful night ahead. Containing a mix of Epsom and Dead Sea Salts to relax the mind, along with jasmine and lavender essential oils to calm and soothe, the salts are also infused with valerian to aid sleep.

For switching off

The tolls of everyday life can often leave us feeling exhausted, both physically and mentally, however for those looking to step into a moment of peace and tranquillity, try Westlab’s MINDFUL Salts.

With a blend of magnesium-rich Epsom and Himalayan Salts to relax the mind and body, the salts are also infused with frankincense and bergamot essential oils to help achieve clarity of the mind along with CBD to promote further tranquillity. The ideal salts for those who may be feeling stressed or have anxious thoughts, a bath in the MINDFUL salts will leave bathers feeling centred, calm and relaxed.