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There are very few things that are better than taking a few moments to reward myself and my skin. I love to pour a nice glass of wine, turn on some relaxing music and enjoy my favorite bath salts. It's simple to find bath salts; you can even make your own at home. I want something that's not going to blow me away with its scent and that leaves my skin fresh and clean. Now go grab your wine glass and sink into heaven. It's 5 o'clock somewhere.
Molton Brown Seamoss Stress-Relieving Hydrosoak
Molton Brown Seamoss Stress-Relieving Hydrosoak contains scented bath salts that exfoliate and nourish your skin by using ingredients such as Dead Sea salts, seaweed extracts and horse chestnut extracts. "It doesn't make your skin feel dry the way some foaming baths can, and the smell is heavenly --- very fresh and ocean-y, not heavily perfumed," says "Allure Magazine" beauty editor, Victoria Kirby.
If you've never heard of Epsom salt, well then you probably aren't old enough to read. This popular salt is multipurpose and used for medical and beauty situations. The editors at "SHAPE" magazine encourage Epsom salt baths to help your body recover. In their "30 Days to Success" article, they state: "Magnesium sulfate, its scientific name, has been shown to help muscles relax and reduce inflammation. Epsom Salts are a strong vasodilator, which means they will increase blood flow to the muscles as well as the surface of the skin."
Bhaktiveda Aromatic Bath Salts
Using the principles of Ayurveda, a form of traditional medicine practiced to ensure overall wellness through harmony of the mind, body, soul and universe, the Bhaktiveda Aromatic Bath Salts are great for pre-bedtime. These salts include purified natural sea salt with bark from Himalayan evergreen trees and Indian rose essence. "Organic Spa Magazine" included these salts in its lineup of favorite bath products.
Create Your Own Bath Salts
Creating your own bath salts is becoming more popular. Many individuals create their salts at home, and some spas have begun providing salt bars where clients can create their favorite salts in the spa. Homemade bath salts are very simple to create. By mixing sea or kosher salt with your favorite dried plants or oils, you can come up with fabulous creations that could even be given as gifts to your friends and family.